TV Land has announced the renewal of both The Exes and The Soul Man. “We are so proud of these series and passionate about the characters,” Larry W. Jones, the president of TV Land, shared in a statement.
The network’s decision to stick with ‘The Exes’ will bring the family comedy series into its third season. The show stars Donald Faison (Scrubs), Wayne Knight (Seinfeld), David Alan Basche (War of the Worlds), Kelly Stables (Hoodwinked) and Kristen Johnston (3rd Rock from the Sun). The series, from creator Mark Reisman, averaged 1.2 million total viewers each week during its second season run.
Meanwhile, ‘The Soul Man’, a spin-off of the Betty White series ‘Hot in Cleveland’, will return in its second season on TV Land. Moving forward, show runner Phoef Sutton will step down with Yvette Lee Bowser (Living Single) taking over. ‘The Soul Man’ features actor and show creator Cedric “The Entertainer”, Niecy Nash (American Dad!), Wesley Jonathan (What I Like About You), Jazz Raycole (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) and John Beasley (Everwood). Overall the show has managed an average of 1.4 million total viewers per week.
Both shows are due to return to TV Land in June 2013 with 10 all new episodes.