On Friday, August 14, 2015, Urban Movie Channel debuts its first streaming sitcom.
Directed by and starring Alfonso Ribeiro, The Things We Do For Love also stars Tamera Mowry-Housley and the late James Avery, who won our hearts as Uncle Phil on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” The show centers on a recently married couple, Darren (Ribeiro) and Lourdes (Mowry-Housley) as they embark on life as newlyweds while sustaining a family-owned business. Once their zany in-laws (Avery and Maria Conchita Alonso), move in, their lives are forever changed.
The comedy is an exclusive release for the UMC Fall Out Fridays weekly programming, and you can watch The Things We Do For Love at UrbanMovieChannel.com free for 14 days to new subscribers.
Official Trailer: https://youtu.be/e8spZLEIvWA
“Be My Baby Daddy” Trailer: https://youtu.be/dsC0RMzIgC0
“You’re Cut From The Team” Trailer: https://youtu.be/Y3GjjR0AQK4
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.
article by Lori Lakin Hutcherson (follow @lakinhutcherson)
Breakout Nick at Nite/NickMom family comedy series Instant Mom has been picked up for a 20-episode third season ahead of its second-season premiere on October 2, when it will debut in its new Thursday 8 PM time slot on Nick at Nite. The multi-camera series stars Tia Mowry-Hardrict as Stephanie, a former party girl who becomes a full-time stepmom to three kids when she marries the more traditional Charlie (Michael Boatman). “Instant Mom has proven to be the perfect breakout series for families to enjoy together on Nick at Nite,” said Russell Hicks, Nickelodeon’s President of Content Development and Production.
The pre-emptive Season 3 renewal is the latest vote of confidence to Instant Mom, which also received an order for seven additional episodes before its series premiere. The latest pickup brings the show’s episode total to 66 episodes. Season 1 posted double-digit year-to-year growth and drew 1.2 million total viewers. Additionally, the series launch of Instant Mom on the adult-targeted NickMom nighttime comedy block on the Nick Jr. channel was the block’s highest-rated premiere ever with women 18-49 and total viewers.
Instant Mom is executive-produced by Howard Michael Gould, Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment and Regina Hicks. The series’ cast also includes Sheryl Lee Ralph, Sydney Park, Tylen Jacob Williams and Damarr Calhoun.
article by Nellie Andreeva via deadline.com
TV One premieres its new comedy series “Belle’s,” with two back-to-back episodes tonight at 10pm (Eastern). Starring Keith David as “William ‘Big Bill’ Cooper,” the show focuses on the life and times of a widower who owns and operates an upscale family soul food restaurant his wife Belle left for him.
But life is a bit complicated because he’s got two demanding, headstrong daughters. Dealing with the girls is almost as controversial as balancing between his sensible business path and his prima donna ambitions. While things at times get a little hectic and out of control, his tween daughter, Pam, manages to keep a cool head and balance in the family.
10:00 PM ET – “One Big Family” – In the series premiere of Belle’s, Jill (Elise Neal) rents out the entire restaurant to the Crawford family for their annual family reunion. Just as the Coopers get ready to celebrate their sudden windfall, Big Bill (Keith David) is tormented when he discovers the Crawfords’ once owned his wife’s family during slavery. Cameron Mathison (“All My Children”) and Steven Williams (“21 Jumpstreet”) guest star.
10:30 PM ET – “Birthday Party” – Pam’s (Nadja Alaya) 12th birthday party could be a complete bust unless her grandfather agrees to a romantic weekend with a woman from his past. Will Big Bill give in? Vivica A. Fox guest stars in the sultry role of Ms. Newbie.
article by Brittney M. Walker via eurweb.com