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The sitcom ‘The Things We Do For Love’ premieres on the Urban Movie Channel

The cast from The Urban Movie Channel sitcom.

The cast from The Urban Movie Channel sitcom.

Great new shows streaming online is a trend that is here to stay. In fact, more new shows are created on this platform daily. It’s great because viewers can watch as they like and event catch up on past seasons. With all of these choices, how does one decide what to watch. Just a few months after their launch, the Urban Movie Channel debuted the never-before-seen sitcom, entitled ‘Things We Do For Love‘. As people may know, the Urban Movie Channel is the first urban focused digital streaming channel devoted to the acquisition of feature films, comedy specials, stage plays, documentaries, music, and entertainment for the African American and urban audiences.

 ‘Things We Do For Love’ features Tamera Mowry-Housley, Alfonso Ribeiro, and James Avery. The comedy is an exclusive release for the UMC Fall Out Fridays weekly programming. This sitcom is one of the final tapings featuring the late James Avery, who won our hearts as Uncle Phil on ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’. This is also a promotion as a effort for more people to become aware of the streaming services. As a result, new subscribers will be able to watch ‘Things We Do For Love’ at free for 14 days. This will also include access to other movies on the site.
The sitcom ‘Things We Do For Love’ is centered on a recently married couple, Darren (Alfonso Ribeiro) and Lourdes (Tamera Mowry-Housley), who embark on life as newlyweds while sustaining a family owned business. Things are going will until their their zany in-laws (James Avery and Maria Conchita Alonso), move in. With this new dynamic, their lives are forever changed.

Within the the family, there is fun, arguments, misunderstandings, but through it all there is love which is what family is all about. The official trailer for the sitcom can been viewed here will give viewers a sample of what they can expect.

This sitcom is being debuted as a part of UMC’s “Fallout Friday.” For new subscribers, more information on can check it out FREE, for 14 days.

Orange Is The New Black Star Danielle Brooks Joins Cast-Broadway’s Color Purple

ColorOrangeThe revival and production of the Broadway show, THE COLOR PURPLE is coming together. as the powerhouse cast grows with some very talented women on board. Recently, DANIELLE BROOKS, who plays ‘Taystee’ on the hit TV show, Orange is the New Black, will make her Broadway debut as ‘Sofia’ in the upcoming Broadway musical revival of THE COLOR PURPLE.  A graduate of the Juilliard School, Ms. Brooks joins the previously announced JENNIFER HUDSON and CYNTHIA ERIVO in the critically acclaimed staging from London’s Menier Chocolate Factory.

Note:  All three extraordinary women will be making their Broadway debuts with this production.

Directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, THE COLOR PURPLE will begin preview performances on Monday, November 9th at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th street) and will officially open on Thursday, December 10.   THE COLOR PURPLE is produced by Scott Sanders, Roy Furman, Oprah Winfrey, David Babani, and Tom Siracusa.

A Young Hollywood Award Winner, DANIELLE BROOKS stars as “Tasha ‘Taystee’ Jefferson” in Jenji Kohan’s Orange is the New Black, a Netflix original series that follows the lives of prisoners in an all-women’s correctional facility.  Orange is the New Black will return for its third season on June 12th, 2015.  Brooks was born and raised in South Carolina before heading to NYC to attend Juilliard’s drama program.  Brooks’ other credits include the Sony/Rovio animated feature, Angry Birds, alongside Maya Rudolph and Josh Gad; HBO’s Girls; the indie feature film I Dream Too Much, executive produced by Richard Linklater (SXSW); and Time Out of Mind, written and directed by Oren Moverman, starring Richard Gere.


Actor & Comedian Flex Alexander Set to Emcee The Comedy Underground Series Live

FlexFor all you comedy lovers and Flex Alexander fans, he is back and it seems like in a big way. The Urban Movie Channel is excited to announce the production of the second installment of the Comedy Underground Series featuring Flex Alexander – actor, comedian and star of OWN docu-series ” Flex & Shanice“. Taping for the second , installment is set to take place on Friday, July 17th at the Alex Theater in Glendale,CA.

Each volume of the Comedy Underground Series will begin airing on Urban Movie Channel starting at the end of July. Flex Alexander will host an evening of urban entertainment. The current line up includes stand-up acts Red Grant, Alex Thomas, Chastity Washington, Capone, Kevin “Damn Fool” Simpson and Jay Lamont, with MC Lyte and DJ Jermaine deep in hip-hop beats.

While the first Comedy Underground Series hosted by Tony Rock premieres on July 24, 2015, Silver Lining Entertainment is in the thick of production on their second installment. This series will highlight actor, comedian and star of OWN docu-series “Flex & Shanice,” Flex Alexander and a fresh batch of stand-ups. After interviewing, Flex he stated that one of his main goals was to “spread the love and laughter to all while introducing new comedians to the world”, which is a very positive and welcome statement these days. In addition, Flex Alexander is very busy these days with various projects with The Comedy Undergroound being the first of many.

So California comedy fans, get ready because from six-thirty to seven-thirty p.m., audience members will be captivated by The Comedy Underground Seriesstar-studded, red carpet of invited guests such as: Vivica A. Fox, Shanice, Jenifer Lewis, Sharon Leal, All 4 One, Elise Neal, Tatyana Ali, Eva Marcille, Tamar Braxton, Lloyd Boston, Billie Woodruff, Michael Jai White, Darren DeWitt Henson, Malinda Williams, Mike Epps, Jackie Christie and more.

The show will commence at seven-thirty p.m. with the always hilarious Flex Alexander taking the mic and six comedians, all who have been performing nationally for over ten years. Comedienne and funny individuals with jokes standing by are once again: Chastity Washington, Red Grant, Alex Thomas, Capone, Kevin “Damn Fool” Simpson and Jay Lamont. Hip-hop pioneer MC Lyte and DJ Jermaine are slated to be live on the decks, “mixing it up,”marrying music to laughter. Music and comedy go together hand in hand; likewise I am excited about bringing the music to the Comedy Underground Series,” said MC Lyte.

Following the comedy show, will be an invite only, industry reception for VIP’s and performers. Founder of Silver Lining Entertainment and executive producer of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) 2015 Grand Jury Prize winner “The Night Before,” Angela White is spearheading The Comedy Underground Series. The EP has helmed award-winning films such as “The Sin Seer” and Overflow Entertainment’s “My Sister’s Wedding,” “The Last Letter,” and “Who Can I Run To.” Joining Ms. White’s production team is
“Redemption of a Dog,” “My Favorite Five,” and “Marriage Chronicles” writer-director-producer Paul D. Hannah and “Superstition,” “Supermodel,” and “Blackbird” producer Carol Ann Shine.

Each showcase in the series is scheduled to air on the Urban Movie Channel (UMC) with distribution via RLJ Entertainment, the premier independent owner, developer, licensee, and distributor of entertainment content and programming throughout North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia. A leader in numerous genres including feature films with urban themes, RLJ is set to release the Comedy Underground Series Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 in late July 2015.

The Comedy Underground comedians will not only perform on stage and make themselves known, but also give the audience a behind the curtain glimpse at their climb to success. Each comedian discusses life on the road and their triumphs and tribulations throughout the comedy industry on that quest for nationwide exposure. For more information about The Urban Movie Channel (UMC), visit: their website and follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

The New Digital Urban Movie Channel Launches Fall Out Friday Comedy Specials

UMCWho doesn’t love movies? Whether it is on the big screen, small screen, on your computer or mobile device, checking out a good movie is a great way to spend time. Just in time for summer, UMC- Urban Movie Channel, a premium subscription-based video streaming service exclusive to RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) created by Robert L. Johnson, Chairman of RLJ Entertainment and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) will launch “Fall Out Fridays” starting July 3 and running all summer long through the end of September. The comedy line-up will include stand-up, movies, and TV series available commercial-free and streaming on-demand for an introductory monthly rate of $2.99. The exclusive urban streaming channel is available to entertainment seekers free for 14 days at:

Urban Movie Channel is the first urban focused digital streaming channel devoted to the acquisition of feature films, comedy specials, stage plays, documentaries, music, and entertainment for the African American and urban audiences. Access to the impressive on-demand streaming library is available with online from mobile devices, and on the Roku platform.

“Fall Out Fridays” will include Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment Stand Up series as seen on STARZ plus exclusive new bonus episodes of 1st Amendment Stand-up from creator and host Doug Williams, and executive producers; the never-before-seen sitcom Things We Do For Love directed by and starring Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Dancing with the Stars) and Tamera Mowry (Sister, Sister and The Real Talk Show); Gary Owen’s hilarious stand-up special I Agree With Myself as seen on Showtime, and the Comedy Underground Series featuring Tony Rock, Lunelle, and Freddie Ricks, and including two all-new volumes featuring Flex Alexander as host. UMC plans to keep you falling out with laughter with stand-up comedy specials featuring Kevin Hart, Wanda Sykes, Jamie Foxx, DL Hughley, Charlie Murphy, TK Kirkland, and many more. Comedy films include: Mac & Devin Go To High School (starring Snoop, Wiz Khalifa and Mike Epps), Ganked (starring Kel Mitchell), Laughing to the Bank and even comedy documentaries such as: Phunny Business and I Ain’t Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac.

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