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TV Land Renews Comedy Series Deadline

TV Land has made the decision to renew a comedy series. Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that the cable channel renewed “The Soul Man” for a third season.

The show, which stars Cedric the Entertainer, ended its second season three months ago, and has received an eight-episode order for season three, the story says. Ric Swartzlander of “Cougar Town” will return as showrunner, after he joined the show at the start of the second season.

“Like with the second season pickup, I hear a key renewal factor was the show’s strong showing among black viewers," Andreeva writes. "Over the first two seasons, ‘The Soul Man’ averaged a potent 3.7 rating among African-American Women 25-54 and a 3.0 rating with African-American Adults 25-54. Season 2 of the series posted gains of +103% among A25-54 and +111% among W25-54 (L+7) versus channel prime average."

On the show Cedric plays a former R&B star who has relocated with his family from Las Vegas to St. Louis, and has to deal with a more mundane life and family conflicts.

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