Burger Bummer

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The Urban Movie Channel, owned by RLJ Entertainment, has launched Minimum Wage, a six-episode comedy series about “a struggling Koreatown burger joint forced to make radical changes to keep its doors open.” New episodes will debut each Friday through December 1.

In Minimum Wage, Mr. Lee makes his son Jordan, played by John Yuan, manager of his restaurant, Lee’s Burger Block. Another employee, Ayana (Halleta Alemu), is disappointed with the decision, but “when her YouTube video goes viral, she gets the spark she desperately needs to see her current struggles in a different light.”

The cast also includes Gabriel Brown, Alma Delfina, and D’Lo.

The series’ writers are Rebecca Hu, Arpita Kumar, Maya Houston, Sam Bailey and Julia Bales. Aaron Covington and Julia Bales co-directed, and Adaptive Studios executive produced.

UMC has also added from RLJ sister channel Acorn TV the award-winning series 19-2, which Tribune News Service called, “one of the best cop dramas ever.” Elysium stars Adrian Holmes as Nick Barron and Jared Keeso as Ben Chartier, two Montreal police officers “who must put their differences aside as their lives intertwine professionally and personally.”

You can catch season one  of 19-2 on UMC.TV. Subsequent seasons will be added later this year and in 2018.

If you’re in a binging mood, however, you can watch the first three seasons of 19-2 now on Acorn TV. The fourth season is in progress, with seven episodes already on Acorn TV, and the remaining episodes premiering every Tuesday

Subscriptions to Urban Movie Channel (UMC) cost $4.99 a month or $49.99 annually, after a seven-day free trial. The service is available online or via iOS, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and other devices.

Acorn TV also costs $4.99 for a monthly subscription or $49.99 for a year, with a seven-day free trial. You can stream Acorn TV online, on Apple TV, Roku, iOS, Android and Chromecast.

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