The BEST Episodes of The Soul Man
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2020
Network: TV Land
This "Hot in Cleveland" spin-off, fronted by Cedric "The Entertainer", revolves around Reverend Boyce "The Voice" Ballentine, an R&B superstar-turned-minister who takes over as preacher of his father's church. Niecy Nash ("Reno 911") also stars as his wife Lolli.
#1 - My Brother's Keeper
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 26, 2013
As Boyce and Lolli begin to enjoy the perks of their newly empty nest, a fed up Barton decides it's time for Stamps to move out of his house... and into Boyce and Lolli's.
#2 - Who Let the Dog In?
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired May 13, 2015
Nikki brings a dog to the office without permission, but Boyce thinks she's undermining his authority. Meanwhile, Barton's regular barbershop closes, so he starts hanging out at Lolli's salon; and Stamps gets a rude awakening at his new job.
#3 - Boyce's Choices
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 6, 2016
To avoid being part of the political machine, Boyce allows his family to run his campaign but must fire them and hire a professional following a series of failed events.
#4 - Loving Las Vegas
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 22, 2012
A family trip to Las Vegas for rest and relaxation turns into anything but when Barton is tempted by sin, Lolli clashes with the church ladies, and Stamps steals Boyce's spot in a round of celebrity golf.
#5 - Daddy and Mommy Dearest
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 10, 2013
Boyce and Lolli's old friends Paul and Robyn come to visit, bringing along their brand new foster child. When Boyce and Lolli see their parenting skills in action, it's up to them to save the kid.
#6 - Boyce in the Hood
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 14, 2013
Boyce's good intentions yield mixed results when he hires three former gang members as assistants. Stamps asks Boyce for help with his new business venture. Lolli is annoyed when Boyce refers to her career as a hobby.
#7 - Numb and Number
Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 15, 2016
Boyce seeks an endorsement from Dr. Zagelman, but needs to get him to withdraw from the race to do so. Barton helps Stamps make a big decision and Alicia and Lolli realize Boyce has a chance to win.
#8 - The God-Fathers
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 1, 2012
The punch gets spiked at Lolli's gathering for female parishioners. Boyce's church is under scrutiny by a clerical organisation.
#9 - Roar!
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired May 27, 2015
Stamps gets sucked into a self-help philosophy; Lolli tries to get her salon on St. Louis Weekly's hot list; Barton refuses to go to the dentist.
#10 - Revelations
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 28, 2013
Boyce slips back into his old habits when he returns to the studio to record a new song. Lolli and Barton step in to keep things running smoothly at the church. Stamps and Kim are conflicted about revealing their relationship.
#11 - The Punching Preacher
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 24, 2013
After Boyce resorts to violence when defending Lolli's honor, his ego is tested when a video of the incident goes viral. Boyce's tough-guy attitude eventually finds its match.
#12 - Save the Last Dance for Me
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 7, 2013
When Boyce and Stamps discover Barton has a secret crush, they take it upon themselves to get their dad out of thehouse and back on the dance floor.
#13 - To Leave or Not to Leave
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 29, 2012
Barton makes plans to move to Florida after visiting his brother. Meanwhile, the Ballentines prepare for a big storm—and Barton's estranged wife—headed straight for St. Louis.
#14 - Be My Ballentine
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 29, 2015
When Nikki wears out her welcome, Boyce and Lolli decide to play matchmaker.
#15 - My Old Flame
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 18, 2012
Attending a funeral prompts Barton to announce his own last will and testament; Boyce is visited by his hot ex-girlfriend who is looking for more than just counseling.
#16 - Music and Lyric
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 21, 2013
Boyce and Lolli question their parenting skills when Lyric samples one of Boyces songs with surprising results. They agree to manage her new music career as a way of controlling her. Stamps and Kim's relationship heats up.
#17 - This Mud's for You
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired May 18, 2016
Mayor Saxby undercuts Boyce during a debate and Boyce wonders if he should do the same to him. Elsewhere: Lolli briefly befriends the mayor's wife.
#18 - Shopping While Black
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 1, 2015
When Lolli is wrongfully accused of shoplifting, Boyce convinces the community to protest; Stamps asks for help from Lester.
#19 - Tell It Like It Isn't
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 22, 2015
Gooch is unhappy that Boyce is using stories about his life in sermons; Lolli receives a bad Yelp review.
#20 - Home Boyce
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 15, 2015
Boyce learns that Nikki and her friends are taking a weekend trip without inviting Lolli; Stamps is excited to spend time with his brother.
#21 - Hangin' with Mr. Cupper
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 13, 2016
Alicia reveals campaign damaging skeletons in the closet; Boyce must decide whether to fire a member of his church staff; Lolli tracks down leaked photos of her.
#22 - Love Thy Neighbor
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 17, 2013
Boyce and Lolli begin to miss their old Vegas days, especially when their neighbors leave them off the invite list to a wild party. So Boyce and Lolli throw a party of their own, but get more than they bargained for.
#23 - Voice Over
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 8, 2015
Lolli encourages Boyce to sell memorabilia on eBay, and it makes Boyce nostalgic; Barton volunteers at a homeless shelter; Stamps tries to avoid paying taxes.
#24 - Sex, Lies, and Video Store
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired May 11, 2016
Old neighbors crash a family evening that celebrates Boyce's first campaign commercial. Also: the family find out about the relationship between Stamps and Alicia.
#25 - Get Thee Behind Me
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 19, 2013
When a new church policy calls for Boyce to undergo a physical, he's extremely confident he's in great shape until the doctor reveals one of his test results could be serious. Meanwhile, Lolli's sister, Kim, moves to town.