Cedric The Entertainer and Niecy Nash were not just crossing their fingers for a second season of their very funny TV Land Comedy SOUL MAN, they were fighting for it! After a big ratings drop during the first season, the network had plans to cancel the show. Cedric asked his fans to write in to the network and beg for a second season. He also asked for people to watch the re-runs on both TV Land and BET. It looks like his campaign worked because Soul Man is coming back!!
According to Deadline:
TV Land has renewed freshman comedy The Soul Man for a second season, according to series star Cedric The Entertainer. “Just got word #TheSoulMan has been picked up for season #2,” Cedric tweeted tonight. “Thank all of you who wrote in and/or just watched me @niecynash bout to Turn Up!
The Soul Man, a spinoff from TV Land’s flagship comedy Hot In Cleveland, premiered in June as the network’s second highest rated series debut behind Hot In Cleveland among Adults 25-54 (1.0 rating) and Women 25-54. In total viewers, the series starring Cedric the Entertainer and Niecy Nash debuted to 1.9 million, behind Cleveland (4.8 million) and Happily Divorced (2.4 million). By the end of its 12-episode freshman run, The Soul Man had shed half of its premiere audience, with the first season finale drawing 992,000 total viewers.
Congratulations to the cast! Please make sure to support the show next season, they need you to watch!
Source/Pics: TV Land, Deadline