Shadow and Act has learned that Netflix has renewed the critically-acclaimed sitcom The Upshaws for a second season. The new season will feature 16 half-hour episodes, an increase from 10 in the first season.
The series is from Regina Hicks and Wanda Sykes, who are both showrunners on the series. It stars Mike Epps, Sykes, Kim Fields, Page Kennedy, Diamond Lyons, Khali Daniya-Renee Spraggins, Jermelle Simon, Gabrielle Dennis and Journey Christine.
The description: Bennie Upshaw (Mike Epps), the head of a Black working class family in Indianapolis, is a charming, well-intentioned mechanic and lifelong mess just trying his best to step up and care for his family — wife Regina (Kim Fields), their two young daughters (Khali Daniya-Renee Spraggins, Journey Christine) and firstborn son (Jermelle Simon), the teenage son (Diamond Lyons) he fathered with another woman (Gabrielle Dennis) — and tolerate his sardonic sister-in-law (Wanda Sykes), all without a blueprint for success. But the Upshaws are determined to make it work, and make it to the next level, together.
“We are so excited we get to bring this amazing show back for a second season,” said Regina Hicks, The Upshaws co-creator and co-showrunner. And thankful that Netflix saw and felt all the love we got for this wonderful family. Looking forward to bringing more Upshaws’ joy to all who fell in love with them.”
“Wanda and Regina have created a fresh entry in the tradition of Black sitcoms that’s real, relatable, full of heart and incredibly funny,” said Tracey Pakosta, Netflix’s Head of Comedy. We’re thrilled to see where they, along with their talented cast, take the Upshaws in the second season.”
The series premiered on May 12, 2021 and is currently streaming worldwide on Netflix.