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The Soul Man: Season 1 (2012)




Critic Consensus: A throwback to the sitcoms of yore, Soul Man succeeds on the strength of its spirited charm and the energetic performances of the show's two likable leads.


Tv Season Info

R&B singer Boyce "The Voice" Ballentine becomes a minister and moves his family to St. Louis to take over his father's church.


Cedric the Entertainer
as Reverend Boyce "The Voice" Ballentine
Niecy Nash
as Lolli Ballentine
Jazz Raycole
as Lyric Ballentine
John Beasley
as Barton Ballentine
Wesley Jonathan
as Stamps Ballentine
Kim Coles
as Wanda
Anthony Anderson
as Sweet Brown Taylor
Tim Reid
as Henry
Cee-Lo Green
as J.C. Carpenter
Tamar Braxton
as Catherine
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Critic Reviews for The Soul Man: Season 1

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (8)

Still preaching that old time sitcom religion.

February 13, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

TV Land's latest retro-sitcom, The Soul Man, takes us back to the days when black comedy meant a show that was simply flat-out funny.

February 13, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

All the TV Land flock, rapt with nostalgia, will feel the spirit of the ancient sitcom rise from the set, cherubim cackling on the laugh track.

February 13, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The good Lord created sitcoms like The Soul Man as relaxing, relatable humor with heart, and Cedric's new creation isn't about to mess with His template.

February 13, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Ultimately, if you're inspired to watch something that's lighthearted and fun, this show could be the answer.

February 13, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

There's nothing wrong with TV Land trying to revive the old-school, multi-camera sitcom but the pilot for this show wouldn't have cut it in the 1980s.

February 13, 2014 | Full Review…

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