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Season Two Of Emmy Nominated THE RICH AND THE RUTHLESS Returns 6/14 On UMC

UMC - Urban Movie Channel's hit soap-within-a-soap dramedy series The Rich and the Ruthless returns June 14 for a 6 episode second season filled with more passion, humor and family intrigue, swirling around soap industry titan Augustus Barringer, his fading leading lady actress wife Kitty, their feuding children and a cast of devious supporting players.

Created by talented multi-hyphenate - executive producer, director, writer and star Victoria Rowell - best-known for her award-winning, starring role as Drucilla on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and her New York Times bestseller The Woman Who Raised Me - The Rich and the Ruthless exposes the behind-the-scenes fictional drama about the first, black run daytime drama in the soap opera industry. The six-episode series stars Rowell as Kitty Barringer, alongside Richard Brooks as Augustus Barringer (Being Mary Jane, Law & Order),Robert Ri'chard as Max Barringer (Coach Carter, Chocolate City), Chrystale Wilson as Alison Fairchild Roberts (The Player's Club), Michael Colyar as Willie Turner (The Princess and the Frog), Alesha Renee as Calysta and more. The first episode of season two will premiere Thursday, June 14, 2018, with a new episode added weekly. Catch The Rich and the Ruthless streaming exclusively at and on various devices. Visit for more information on the series.

In season two, the mystery about showrunner Augustus Barringer's sudden illness on the yacht in Jamaica is unveiled, revealing a surprise villain. He resumes his rightful place running the soap and expands into a new venture as a counterfeit art dealer. Meanwhile siblings and newly appointed co-executive producers Max and Veronica Barringer (Valenzia Algarin) fight over their creative territory on the show. Kitty continues to implement her plan to return to leading lady status in the industry.

"We're so excited to bring season two of The Rich and the Ruthless to our passionate fans and to have a supportive business and creative partner in UMC," says creator and lead actress Victoria Rowell. Available at, UMC is the first premium subscription streaming service for African Americans and fans of urban content from RLJ Entertainment(NASDAQ: RLJE).

Created by Robert L. Johnson, Chairman of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), Urban Movie Channel (UMC) is the first subscription streaming service created for African American and urban audiences in NORTH AMERICA that features quality urban content and showcases feature films, documentaries, original series, stand-up comedy, and other exclusive content. UMC is available on iOS, Apple TV, Android, Amazon Channels, Roku, Amazon Fire TV & Fire TV Stick., UMC offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $4.99/month or $49.99/year. Keep up with UMC and like us on Facebook at and follow on Twitter/Instagram @WatchUMC.

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