*Comedic legend Martin Lawrence and hip-hop artist B.o.B will round out “The Soul Manguest cast for the LIVE season premiere Today/Tonight, Wednesday, March 26 at 10:30pm ET/PA.
Previously announced guest stars included singer/actress Brandy Norwood (“Moesha”) and Betty White, who will cross over to “The Soul Man” following the live episode of “Hot in Cleveland.”
The LIVE season three premiere will simulcast on TV Land, BET and CENTRIC.
Martin Lawrence (“Martin”) will appear in the LIVE episode as Rudy, Boyce’s (Cedric “The Entertainer”) scatterbrained drummer pal who helps to bring Boyce’s band back together. At the end of the night, GRAMMY-nominated artist B.o.B (“Airplanes,” “Nothin’ on You”) hits the stage live to close out the show with a performance that will include “The Soul Man” himself, Cedric “The Entertainer.” In the LIVE season premiere episode, Brandy Norwood will play Rita, one of Boyce’s old back-up dancers who’s hiding an obvious secret; Betty White appears as Elka Ostrovsky, her “Hot in Cleveland” character whom Boyce counted as a former parishioner; and Kellee Stewart, returns as Lolli’s (Niecy Nash) sister, Kim, who takes her relationship with Stamps (Wesley Jonathan) to the next level.
“The Soul Man” stars Cedric “The Entertainer” and Niecy Nash and follows R&B superstar-turned-minister Reverend Boyce “The Voice” Ballentine (Cedric) after he relocated from Las Vegas to St. Louis with his wife Lolli. While learning to adjust to their new humble life, they have plenty of obstacles in their way. One of these is Boyce’s brother Stamps, who seems to have taken up permanent residence in their house – and that’s only made worse when Stamps sparks a new relationship with Lolli’s sister, Kim.