After bringing a potent 1-2 punch of love and laughs via their Netflix comedy, ‘The Upshaws,’ comedians Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps are readying the gang for a round 2!
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“Netflix has renewed multi-camera comedy series The Upshaws, from co-creators, executive producers and co-showrunners Regina Hicks and Wanda Sykes, for a second season. In a vote of confidence to the blue-collar sitcom, starring Mike Epps, Sykes and Kim Fields, is has been picked up for a 16 half-hour episodes, expected to run in two batches of 8, an increase from the 10-episode first season.”
The update comes barely a month after the May 12 premiere of the series. Taking to press to celebrate the news, Tracey Pakosta, Netflix’s Head of Comedy, relayed:
“Wanda and Regina have created a fresh entry in the tradition of Black sitcoms that’s real, relatable, full of heart and incredibly funny. We’re thrilled to see where they, along with their talented cast, take the Upshaws in the second season.”
Press PLAY on the video above to see how the cast reacted to word of the renewal.