The Soul Man has followed Boyce (Cedric the Entertainer) after he relocated with his wife, hairdresser Lolli (Niecy Nash) from Las Vegas to St. Louis, where they're constantly caught between the pull of the glam celebrity life and the simple life of a reverend's family.
They've always had plenty of obstacles in their way, including Boyce's brother Stamps (Wesley Jonathan), who is still trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life, and their unruly cousin Nikki (recurring guest star Sherri Shepherd), who always finds a way to make trouble.
In the Season 5 premiere, "Rev. Run": After uncovering larger issues within city government, Boyce enters the mayoral race. Meanwhile, Lolli worries that glasses will ruin her relationship.
Cedric and Martin serve as executive producers for The Soul Man, along with Eric Rhone and Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills Productions, who also executive produce Hot in Cleveland. Keith Cox and Larry W. Jones will be executive producers for TV Land.
Phoef Sutton (Cheers) is the showrunner and Stan Lathan (The Steve Harvey Show) serves as the director. The series is filmed in front of a live studio audience.