October 24, 2012

Cedric The Entertainer: Campaigning To Save “The Soul Man”

Cedric the Entertainer reported exclusively on Aug. 22 that the TV Land series “The Soul Man” was in trouble after suffering a tremendous ratings loss during the dispute between the network’s parent company Viacom and satellite network DirecTV.

READ: Soul Saving: Cast of “The Soul Man” Rebuilding Audience After Huge Ratings Drop

Now the show’s star Cedric the Entertainer is petitioning fans to write TV Land to assure that the sitcom, which garner the second largest debut in the network’s history, returns for a second season.

Cedric the Entertainer & Niecy Nash

The “King of Comedy” took to his Facebook page and asked fans to help in an open letter that included the name of a network executive for fans of “The Soul Man” to write.

Cedric’s unedited letter read:


“Ladies and Gentlemen I need your help… if you liked my show on TV Land, The Soul Man, then please take part in my letter writing campaign to bring it back for a second season. Just use the following letter and email it on… we want to make the biggest impact so if you have a moment please email.

Thank you, I’ll Holla Cedric

Rachel Sandler’s Email:
Title: Rachel Sandler
Head of TV Land Communications

Experience (FYI):
VP, Press, TV Land; Vice President, Press, MTV Networks – TV Land.



Dear Ms. Sandler (MTV Networks):

We love “The Soul Man”! We are writing to you in hopes that our letter of support will encourage you to bring “The Soul Man” back to TV Land for another season.

After watching the debut of “The Soul Man” in June, we have become regular viewers /fans of that show and the TV Land network enjoying so much of your other programming such as “Hot in Cleveland” as well as the classic shows. It’s so refreshing to do “one-stop-shopping” at your network for quality family programming.

Please hear our voices and bring “The Soul Man” back to TV Land! Thank you for your kind consideration.

Fan Name”


“The Soul Man” cast: Wesley Jonathan, Niecy Nash, Cedric the Entertainer, Jazz Raycole & John Beasley

  1. presha

    but the show is not good. I love the fact that there are shows for our actors of color to actually be a part of these days, but they have to be GOOD SHOWS. these shows are poorly written, produced and just down right boring. I want to support, but its got to be about quality not just because i want to see black faces on TV more.

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