*Funnier than ever, “The Soul Man” debuts on TV Land, Wednesday, June 19 at 11pm E/P, and stars Cedric “The Entertainer,” Niecy Nash, Wesley Jonathan and John Beasley. An upcoming episode includes a guest starring role with Dawnn Lewis best known for her role as Jaleesa Vinson on the popular, long running series “A Different World.” Lewis gets in on the action as the much younger, finer, exciting love interest to Beasley to rock his world, or to at least help him get over his past relationship woes from divorcing his ex-wife. As always, Lewis delivers. You’ll have to tune-in to see if she succeeds at helping Beasley get his sexy back!
*NBC’s “Deception” had a pretty decent start, earning a 2.0 among adults 18-49 and 3.6 million viewers on Monday. However, the Meagan Good-Laz Alonso drama quickly faded, wrapping its 11-episode run with an average of 1.2 in the demographic. Despite holding on to its total viewers throughout its run, the Liz Heldens drama show will not continue; and co-star Tate Donovan has booked a role in the CBS drama pilot “Hostages.” For her part, Heldens has a summer drama series Camp, starring Brothers and Sisters alum Rachel Griffiths, bowing in July on NBC.