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Soul Food (2000–2004)

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The everyday life and problems of the Josephs, a black family living in Chicago, Illinois.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
 Teri Joseph (74 episodes, 2000-2004)
 Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams (74 episodes, 2000-2004)
 Maxine Chadway (74 episodes, 2000-2004)
Aaron Meeks ...
 Ahmad Chadway (74 episodes, 2000-2004)
 Kenny Chadway (74 episodes, 2000-2004)
 Lem Van Adams (74 episodes, 2000-2004)
 Kelly Chadway (33 episodes, 2001-2004)


The everyday life and problems of the Josephs, a black family living in Chicago, Illinois.

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Reality with a bite. See more »








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Did You Know?


Nikki Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe met while filming the series and later got married on May 21, 2005, in Gundelfingen, Germany. See more »


Mama Joe: A strong family can overcome anything. They just have to love each other.
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Spun-off from Soul Food (1997) See more »


Thong Song (Remix)
Written by M. Andrews, T. Kelly, B. Robinson, R. Rosa, D. Child, and J. Longo
Performed by Sisqó featuring Foxy Brown
Courtesy of Island Def Jam Music Group
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The Best Show on Television Ever!!!
12 August 2002 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

I know alot of people who did not give "Soul Food" a chance when it first premiered in the summer of 2000. Now everyone is tuning into the best series on Showtime (and television period). No other show can quite compare to the quality and perfection that is of "Soul Food." The show is definitely a must-see. Every Wednesday night I am glued to the TV set anxiously waiting for the outcome the show has to offer. Plus, the show isn't your basic stereotypical "black" show that seems to becoming the latest trend these days. The cast is very talented, smart and enthusiastic. And is the first show in TV history that was renewed for 40 episodes all at once. Though alot of its fans still think that the movie in which the series was adapted from is ultimately the best but if they just would give the show a chance, I'm sure that they will change their minds. My favorite characters on the show are Kenny played by Rockmond Dunbar and Maxine played by Vanessa Williams. The show is a treat that the whole entire family can enjoy...well maybe not the whole family. There are some subjective scences (nudity), adult content and adult language that should not be viewed by little children. I just hope that the show becomes available for DVD soon. So, if you have not tuned into Showtime's exciting series, what are you waiting for?

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