TV Land is quickly becoming the place for gentle adult humor. Its comedies don't break new ground, but they make you chuckle. And they feature entertainers that you enjoy inviting into your home.
"The Soul Man" (10 tonight, TV Land) doesn't change that formula. It's not particularly funny but stars people who embody funny even when the lines aren't sharp. You'll probably smile, in spite of yourself.
Cedric "The Entertainer" stars as Boyce "The Voice" Ballentine, an award-winning R&B star who gets the calling (from the Lord) and moves his family back to St. Louis to become a pastor, taking the post over for his pastor father (John Beasley). His wife Lolli, (Niecy Nash) is a busty firecracker who loves her man but may be too showy for her husband's Midwestern congregation.