According to The Hollywood Reporter, TV Land's The Soul Man is returning for a fifth — and final — season. The Viacom-owned cable network announced Tuesday that it has renewed theHot in Cleveland spinoff for a fifth run that will bring the multicamera comedy to a close. The 12-episode final run leaves only The Exes as the network's lone multicamera entry as the cabler continues to target younger audiences with its single-camera push.
The Cedric the Entertainer series ranks as TV Land's highest-rated original comedy among African-American viewers ages 25-54 and has averaged a 2.2 rating among adults in the demo. “We appreciate the fans and all the love the show has received over the years, and we plan to give the viewers something very special this season,” TV Land exec vp development and original programmingKeith Cox said in making the announcement Tuesday. The comedy hails fromSean Hayes' Hazy Mills Productions banner and is exec produced byHot in Clevelandcreator Suzanne Martin, Cedric,Eric C. Rhone, and showrunnersBill MartinandMike Schiff.
Sidebar: Check out our throwback interview with Cedric The Entertainer and the cast of The Soul Man back from season 1.