UPDATE THURSDAY 11:50 AM: It’s not quite there yet, but TV Land is working on a renewal for freshman comedy The Soul Man. Pickup chatter started two days ago when star Cedric the Entertainer tweeted that the show has been renewed. “We are looking forward to sharing good news about the second season of The Soul Man very soon,” the network said today in a statement. Season One of the Hot In Cleveland spinoff averaged a .7 rating for Adults 25-54 and 1.4 million total viewers in Live+7.
PREVIOUS TUESDAY 11 PM: 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. The Soul Man‘s renewal comes on the heels of TV Land’s 10-episode order to sophomore The Exes. The network could not be reached for comment.