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Loretta Devine Will Play Cedric The Entertainers Mother On 'The Soul Man'

by Tambay A. Obenson
August 27, 2012 2:08 PM
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Loretta Devine is heading to the TV Land this week for a 2-episode arc in its freshman half-hour comedy series, The Soul Man.

Cedric the Entertainer stars in the original scripted sit-com, which is a spinoff of the network's Hot in Cleveland.

He stars as Rev. Boyce "The VoiceBallantine, a former R & B singer turned minister, who takes over his father's church.

In the series Niecy Nash plays his wife, Jazz Raycole plays his daughter LyricJohn Beasley as Boyce’s father, Barton, and Wesley Jonathan as his brother, Stamps.

In her 2-episode arc, Loretta Devine will play Della, the mother of Cedric the Entertainer's Reverend Boyce.

The storyline will go as follows (according to TV Guide):

She is called to St. Louis when her estranged husband Barton (John Beasley) decides he wants to move to Florida permanently after visiting his brother there. Stamps (Wesley Jonathan) will enlist Della's help in keeping his father in check.

Devine's first episode will air this Wednesday at 10/9c on TV Land.

Will you be watching?

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  • LAinsider | August 27, 2012 10:28 PMReply

    Gray wig, saw her in the scene at First AME in Los Angeles screening last night . . .[150802974]&ep=1/60/1&s=3

  • ALM | August 27, 2012 6:55 PMReply

    I'm with Boomslang. My first though was "is she old enough to play his mother"? I love her, though. She is super underrated and has a great acting range.

  • BeemooreeBeemooree | August 27, 2012 3:23 PMReply

    She plays everyone mother

  • Boomslang | August 27, 2012 3:23 PMReply

    This is buh-zarr , ain't she about the same age as Cedric ?

  • Boomslang | August 28, 2012 8:08 AM

    I too think she could have been either the wife or the older sister. This casting doesn't make sense. Loretta looks a whole decade younger than she is .She's played mummy to Rubben studdard . In that Masseuse girls show she play the protective Mummy Madam , and on Eli Gold she played the Mummy secretary who knocks some "sense" into those white characters. Dreadful !

  • SunnySkies | August 27, 2012 4:24 PM

    Not quite. Loretta Devine is about 15 years older than Cedric the Entertainer. She still looks good and if the producers had wanted to, Loretta could have played his wife. (Although I love Niecy Nash in the role!)

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