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Comedy Series “The Things We Do For Love” Starring Alfonso Ribeiro and Tamera Mowry-Housely Debuts Today on UrbanMovieChannel.com


On Friday, August 14, 2015, Urban Movie Channel debuts its first streaming sitcom.

Directed by and starring Alfonso RibeiroThe 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)

R.I.P. “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” Star James Avery

James Avery

As reported in Variety.com, James Avery, the imposing actor who laid down the law as the Honorable Philip Banks – aka Will Smith’s “Uncle Phil” – inThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, has died. Avery’s publicist, Cynthia Snyder, told the Associated Press that Avery died Tuesday. The Associated Press reported that he was 65, while TMZ, which said he died in a Glendale, Calif. hospital after heart surgery, said he was 68.

Alfonso Ribeiro who played his son on Fresh Prince, remembered him on Twitter.

I’m deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away. He was a second father to me. I will miss him greatly. @alfonso_ribeiro

Avery’s movie credits included The Blues BrothersFletch, The Brady Bunch Movie and Doctor Dolittle 2. He appeared on dozens of TV shows including Hill St. Blues, L.A. Law, The Division, Soul Food, That ’70s Show, All of Us, Grey’s Anatomy and The Closer.  Born in Atlantic City, N.J., he served in Vietnam and began writing TV scripts and poetry for PBS. He graduated with a drama degree from U.C. San Diego. In addition to extensive work as a voiceover actor on productions such as The Wild Thornberrys and Prince of Egypt, he hosted the PBS travel show Going Places.  To learn more about his life and career, click here.

article by Lori Lakin Hutcherson