According to reports, the show will premier in June on TV Land. This will be the comedian’s first series since he co-starred on “The Steve Harvey Show.”
In a recent interview with BET.com, he explained that the foundation of the show is based on a family adjusting from the glamorous life and learning to deal live in a more humbling lifestyle.
Cedric plays the role of Reverend Boyce, an R&B singer with dirty lyrics.
“The deal is he was a preacher’s son and there was this expectation for him to always be in the church business. But I ended up singing these kinds of songs against my father’s will and I go off into the world and I become a big success.”
But he eventually makes a 180 degree turn and ends up finding religion.
“I come back as a guy who’s lived the world and lived the life. I’m a guy who can meet you where you are. And I can help you. That’s the whole thing with Soul Man, he’s dealing with the soul.”
He continues on explaining that he’s proud of himself and being black. As an African American entertainer, he knows it’s his job and automatic responsibility as a black man to represent, whether it is good or bad.
But he assures, the show will be much like the Cosbys.