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UMC Greenlights Three Unscripted Series

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Streaming service UMC will build up its original unscripted series lineup with the development of three new series.

The African-American targeted network will launch this month documentary series A Closer Look, which will spotlight musical artists such as Ralph Tresvant, Brain McKnight and Eric Benét through interviews that will explore their careers and music catalogs, said the company.

Also on tap for 2021 are My Mane Problem, which follows celebrity hairstylist Dr. Boogie (pictured) as she takes on cases of real people with varying hair concerns, and Notorious Queens, which will follow four women who have been labeled “notorious” due to their past romantic relationships work to leave behind their troublesome pasts and cultivate new experiences in all areas of their lives, said UMC. 

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.