Soul Food (TV series)

infobox television
show_name = Soul Food

caption = "Soul Food: Final Season DVD"
rating = TV-MA
format = Drama
runtime = 1 hour
creator = George Tillman, Jr.
Felicia D. Henderson
starring = Nicole Ari Parker
Vanessa A. Williams
Malinda Williams
Rockmond Dunbar
Darrin Dewitt Henson
Aaron Meeks
Boris Kodjoe
opentheme = "The Way Love Goes"
Written by
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds & Al Green
Performed by:
Al Green (Season 1)
Al Green & Sy Smith
(Seasons 2-5)
country = U.S.A.
network = Showtime
first_aired = June 28 2000
last_aired = May 26 2004
num_episodes = 74
imdb_id = 0248655
tv_com_id = 1288

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"Soul Food: The Series" is a television drama that aired Wednesday nights on Showtime from June 28, 2000 to May 26, 2004. The show is currently shown in syndication on the BET and BET J cable networks in edited form.

Created by filmmaker George Tillman, Jr., "Soul Food" is based upon Tillman's childhood experiences growing up in Wisconsin, and is a continuation of Tillman's successful 1997 film of the same name. Having aired for 74 episodes, it is the longest running drama with a predominantly Black cast in the history of North American prime-time television.

The show was co-produced by Paramount Television and 20th Century Fox Television, despite the fact that Paramount Pictures had no involvement in the film.


"Soul Food" follows the triumphs, struggles, and rivalries of the Josephs, a tight-knit African American family living in Chicago, Illinois. The series picks up 5 months after the events in the film, as the family tries to hold together after the death of the Joseph sisters' mother Josephine (Irma P. Hall, reprising her role in flashback sequences), usually referred to as Mama, Mother Joe, or Big Mama.


*Season 1
*Season 2
*Season 3
*Season 4
*Season 5


*Rockmond Dunbar as Kenny Chadway
*Darrin Dewitt Henson as Lem Van Adams
*Boris Kodjoe as Damon Carter (recurring in Seasons 1 and 5; regular cast in Seasons 2-4)
*Aaron Meeks as Ahmad Chadway
*Nicole Ari Parker as Teri Joseph
*Malinda Williams as Tracy "Bird" Joseph Van Adams
*Vanessa A. Williams1 as Maxine Joseph Chadwayfnb|1Vanessa A. Williams, who portrays Maxine, is not to be confused with Vanessa L. Williams -- the R&B singer, actress, and 1984 Miss America -- who portrayed Teri in the film upon which the series is based.

Recurring cast members and notable guest stars


External links


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