AlwaysAList.com 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.
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.
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
VP, Press, TV Land; Vice President, Press, MTV Networks – TV Land.
PLEASE BRING “THE SOUL MAN” BACK TO 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.