10:14am PT by Lesley Goldberg
TV Land's 'The Soul Man' to End After Season 5
TV Land's The Soul Man is returning for a fifth — and final — season.
The Viacom-owned cable network announced Tuesday that it has renewed the Hot in Cleveland spinoff for a fifth run that will bring the multicamera comedy to a close. The 12-episode final season leaves only The Exes as the network's lone multicamera entry as the cabler continues to target younger audiences with its single-camera push.
The Cedric the Entertainer series ranks as TV Land's highest-rated original comedy among African-American viewers ages 25-54, and it has averaged a 2.2 rating among adults in the demo.
The network bid farewell to Hot in Cleveland after its sixth season earlier this year. The Betty White starrer was the cabler's first original scripted comedy. The Soul Man joins Kirstie, Happily Divorced and Jennifer Falls in the canceled category at TV Land.