Wanda Sykes, Mike Epps to Star in Netflix Comedy Series ‘The Upshaws’

TheWrap | 8/20/2019 | Jennifer Maas
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Netflix has ordered “The Upshaws,” a new multi-camera comedy series starring Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps, the streaming service said on Tuesday.

Regina Hicks is set as co-showrunner and executive producer on the upcoming show, which “centers on a working-class African American family in Indiana struggling to make it work and make it right without the blueprints to do it,” Netflix said in its description of the series.

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In addition to starring on “The Upshaws,” Sykes will executive produce and serve as co-showrunner on the series, with Epps, Dan Spilo, Page Hurwitz and Niles Kirchner also executive producing.

Earlier this year, Sykes launched her first comedy special for Netflix — and fifth overall — “Wanda Sykes: Not Norma.” Her other notable small-screen credits include “Black-ish,” the ABC special “Live in Front of a Studio Audience,” “The...
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