Cedric the Entertainer seems like the kind of guy that you know – he could easily be your uncle, your father, your cousin or your brother. Maybe that’s why people enjoy him so much. Apparently, he’s got a face and personality made for TV because he almost always has a job. This year is no different. He and Niecy Nash of “Reno 911” and “Clean House” fame are starring together in a new TV land sitcom “Soul Man.”
On the show, Cedric plays Rev. Boyce “The Voice” Ballantine was a superstar singer who gets the “call” from the Lord and decides to give up his secular career for a new one as the minister in his father’s St. Louis church. This means moving from the high life in Las Vegas to the more modest one in St. Louis. In fact, St. Louis is Cedric’s hometown, so he convinced the show producer’s to have art imitate life.
"When we were talking about the new series, they asked if I wanted to be from Cleveland, but I wasn't really comfortable with that," Cedric told the St.Louis Post Dispatch. "I said, let's make it St. Louis, so the setup is that I leave Las Vegas and come home to St. Louis."
As one of the show’s executive producers, Cedric has a hand in just about everything including co-writing the show’s pilot. But when he cast Niecy Nash, he was unaware that she, too is from St. Louis. And oddly enough, Nash’s first husband was a R&B singer turned pastor, she told the Dispatch.
“Soul Man” which debuts Wednesday at 10 p.m. is set for 12 episodes on TV Land. Watch the preview here.
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1. "You on point Phife?" "all the time,Tip". 💥 #bannedfromnormal
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2. Vegan! The Impossible burger at Crossroads
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3. Lawrence #BeforeandAfterEpisodes 1-4: 184lbs 13% body fatEpisode 8: 196lbs 8% body fat S/O @coachdaveboxing with the works outs and @kildareriordan with the nutrition
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4. Jus haaaanngin out
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5. Meanwhile back at home in Atlanta GA someone mad they not on the 🛳. 😳
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6. No limits... Photo cred: Chris Bridges @ludacris
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7. new new
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8. Apparently my 260lbs is too much for the actual vines in the Hawaiian jungles to hold me without breaking and me falling hundreds of feet. So for safety purposes, I'm forced to swing thru #Jumanjj on wires strong enough to hold 12 adult buffaloes and 1 adult Rock. #OnSet #Jumanji #IronicallyIEatBuffaloDailyForLunch #MoreManThanNatureKnowsWhatToDoWith
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9. hey ma! 🎎#wcw 💙
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10. Surprise visit to our factories!!! #GoodAmerican #USA
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12. Peachy Keen 🔥✨⚡️
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13. If this don't look thankful I don't know what does. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. #UltraBlessed #24kMagic #SweetPotatoFly
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14. Late nights @nbcmarlon with the writers... we in here!!!
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15. There goes my baaaaaaaaabbbbyyyyy #QueenKingMagic!!! We're up to something! Ira BIG!!! Stay out our buisness -
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16. You want to win every game you play but when you come home to these faces... who cares. #ILoveYouGirls best part of my day, everyday!
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17. Steady,steady..... full size jenga.. "I got this one "???? Or do I ?
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18. #BrotherlyLove #tbt
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20. #basel #TeamLOVE @kingcombs
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21. Just introduced a special screening of @directher 's groundbreaking (must see) documentary @13thfilm with my brother @themichaelealy | @unitedblackout #blackoutblackfriday
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22. Me & Vanessa Williams giving #DuckLips #Pose on the set of #DaytimeDivas @vh1 - Coming Soon to a tv near you. Lol. - My make up done by @makeupsurgeon
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23. This picture just makes me wanna praise the Lord, you hear me!!!!!! Yes Lord brotha #TEDDYCAMPBELL What a #man !!! You are everything right on this picture husband ......... #gorgeous #stylish #classy #strong #masculine #king #sexy #debonair #gentlemenstyle And that #bible in your hand just seals the deal for me (probably cause i know that, that is what helped you become just as amazing as you look😘). While my heart and mind experiences the goodness of God at #church on Sundays, my eyes experiences the goodness of Teddy😍. Amen somebody🙌🏽. "Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me bless his holy name" #myman #myhusband #goodman #blackman #dapperman #godlyman #goodfather #mybestfriend
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24. Yesterday was my mama's 53rd birthday!!!!! Got to celebrate with her all day. If this is what I have to look forward to I can't wait. Looking like a soft bucket a cocoa butter. Yaaaaaaaaaas! 😍😍😍 love you mommy!
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25. "Shout out to @PureAtlanta for getting the family right"....I'm loving this jogger. 😍😍
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26. GC "Gods Child" Red on Red SweatSuit available now at www.MonicaApparel.com ... Take Your Crown wherever you go!! I'm pictured in a Medium... Go to the site now for other options ... cc: @trukernell
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