Allblk

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Allblk (formerly Urban Movie Channel (UMC)) is an over-the-top SVOD service operated by the AMC Networks. It was formed by Robert L. Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, in 2015.[2][3]

Allblk
Type of site
VOD streaming service
Available inEnglish
Headquarters
United States
Area servedUnited States
OwnerAMC Networks
Key peopleRobert L. Johnson (founder)
Traci Otey (president)[1]
URLallblk.tv
Launched2015

UMC features original urban-themed movies and television series. The channel's library including live stand-up performances by Kevin Hart, Jamie Foxx and Charlie Murphy; documentary films, reality series and stage plays for African American and urban audiences.[4]

On January 6, 2021, Urban Movie Channel relaunched as Allblk.[5]

Original programmingEdit

DramaEdit

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Length Status
5th Ward The Series Drama March 2, 2018 2 seasons, 12 episodes 40–65 min. Pending
Craig Ross Jr.'s Monogamy Drama May 4, 2018 2 seasons, 12 episodes 30–41 min. Renewed[6]
Bronx SIU Action/Drama/Thriller July 18, 2018 2 seasons, 14 episodes 29–55 min. Pending
40 and Single Drama/Romance October 10, 2018 1 season, 6 episodes 49–61 min. Ended
Jacqueline and Jilly Drama December 5, 2018 1 season, 6 episodes 22 min. Ended
A House Divided Soap opera July 18, 2019 3 seasons, 18 episodes 34-51 min. Renewed[7]
Stuck With You Drama February 12, 2020 2 seasons, 12 episodes 35-48 min. Pending
Double Cross Crime drama May 12, 2020 2 seasons, 12 episodes 30-42 min. Renewed[7]
Terror Lake Drive Drama/Thriller July 19, 2020 1 season, 6 episodes 25-39 min. Miniseries

ComedyEdit

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Length Status
The Rich and the Ruthless Comedy/Satire July 28, 2017 3 seasons, 18 episodes 18–31 min. Ended[8][a]
Minimum Wage Comedy September 30, 2017 1 season, 6 episodes 22–23 min. Ended
Ladies of the Law Comedy October 31, 2018 1 season, 6 episodes 22–31 min. Ended
For the Love of Jason Comedy November 11, 2020 1 season, 6 episodes 24–26 min. Renewed[7]
Millennials Comedy February 25, 2021 1 season, 6 episodes 34–37 min. Pending

UnscriptedEdit

DocuseriesEdit

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Length Status
Naked Hustle Docu-series August 1, 2018 1 season, 6 episodes 26–29 min. Ended
Beyond the Pole Docu-series January 2, 2019 2 seasons, 8 episodes 28–59 min. Season 2 ongoing
Behind Her Faith Docu-series March 25, 2020 1 season, 4 episodes 23–25 min. Pending
A Closer Look Docu-series November 5, 2020 1 season, 3 episodes 54–57 min. Pending

RealityEdit

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Runtime Status
Trash vs Treasure Reality July 15, 2018 1 season, 3 episodes 42–50 min. Ended
Notorious Queens Reality March 31, 2021 1 season, 6 episodes 42–48 min. Pending

VarietyEdit

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Runtime Status
Social Society Variety show/Talk show February 21, 2021 1 season, 12 episodes 45–61 min. Pending
My Mane Problem Variety show/Talk show/Docu-series March 3, 2021 1 season, 6 episodes 26–30 min. Pending

Stand-up comedyEdit

Title Premiere Seasons Runtime Status
Comedy Underground December 31, 2013 2 seasons, 8 episodes 31–70 min. Ended

Upcoming seriesEdit

DramaEdit

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Length
Covenant[9] Anthology/Drama TBA TBA TBA
Lace[10] Drama TBA TBA TBA

ComedyEdit

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Length
Partners in Rhyme Comedy TBA TBA TBA

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Traci Otey Blunt Named President of RLJ Entertainment's Urban Movie Channel". BlackNews.com. February 15, 2017.
  2. ^ "BET Founder Launching Urban Movie Channel". The Hollywood Reporter.
  3. ^ "BET Founder, Robert L. Johnson, Launches UMC - the Urban Movie Channel". NALIP.
  4. ^ "BET Founder Bob Johnson's SVOD Service, Urban Movie Channel, Now Available on iOS (7-Day Free Trial)". shadowandact.com.
  5. ^ "Video: ALLBLK - Stream Where You're Celebrated" (Press release). ALLBLK. January 6, 2021 – via The Futon Critic.
  6. ^ Hipes, Patrick (July 13, 2020). "UMC Renews 'Monogamy', 'Double Cross', House Divided,' More Amid Sub Surge". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
  7. ^ a b c Low, Elaine (May 10, 2021). "ALLBLK Renews Three Dramas as Streamer Adds More Original Series (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved May 10, 2021.
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (April 27, 2021). "Victoria Rowell's 'The Rich And The Ruthless' Series Lands At BET+". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
  9. ^ "AMC+ Acquires Trio Of Crime Dramas; ALLBLK Greenlights Kaye Singleton's Biblical Drama Series 'Covenant'" (Press release). Allblk. February 18, 2021 – via Deadline.
  10. ^ "Development Update: Thursday, March 11" (Press release). March 11, 2021 – via The Futon Critic.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Moved to BET+

External linksEdit