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.

My Brother's Keeper

#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.

star 8.56
18 votes
Who Let the Dog In?

#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.

star 8.47
17 votes
Boyce's Choices

#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.

star 8.44
36 votes
Loving Las Vegas

#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.

star 8.43
14 votes
Daddy and Mommy Dearest

#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.

star 8.39
18 votes
Boyce in the Hood

#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.

star 8.33
21 votes
Numb and Number

#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.

star 8.28
32 votes
The God-Fathers

#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.

star 8.24
17 votes

#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.

star 8.21
14 votes

#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.

star 8.18
11 votes
The Punching Preacher

#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.

star 8.17
18 votes
Save the Last Dance for Me

#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.

star 8.13
15 votes
To Leave or Not to Leave

#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.

star 8.13
16 votes
Be My Ballentine

#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.

star 8.12
25 votes
My Old Flame

#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.

star 8.10
20 votes
Music and Lyric

#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.

star 8.10
20 votes
This Mud's for You

#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.

star 8.09
33 votes
Shopping While Black

#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.

star 8.05
21 votes
Tell It Like It Isn't

#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.

star 8.05
21 votes
Home Boyce

#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.

star 8.04
23 votes
Hangin' with Mr. Cupper

#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.

star 8.03
36 votes
Love Thy Neighbor

#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.

star 8.00
20 votes
Voice Over

#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.

star 8.00
21 votes
Sex, Lies, and Video Store

#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.

star 8.00
27 votes
Get Thee Behind Me

#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.

star 7.95
20 votes