Netflix Original ‘The Upshaws’ Gets Renewed For A Third Season

The series stars Kim Fields, Mike Epps, and Wanda Sykes.

The third time is the charm as Netflix has renewed The Upshaws for a third season, according to Deadline .

Kim Fields and Mike Epps will grace our screens again as comical onscreen couple Regina and Bennie. The series follows a working-class African American family in Indiana struggling to make it work and make it right without the blueprints to do it.

The series also stars Wanda Sykes and Gabrielle Dennis (The Game, A Black Ladybug pSketch Show).

In an interview with, Fields shared the beauty of working on a sitcom in today’s time.

“I think to reverse engineer and share what I think is the same, which is the production standpoint as people enjoy multi-cam because your work day is shorter from the rehearsals to filming — filming in front of a live studio audience is like doing theater and you get that instant response,” she expressed.

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“It’s a wonderful, engaging experience with the audience. I feel the storytelling hasn’t changed. Norman Lear just celebrated his 100th birthday and he’s a real trailblazer in the sitcom space — with him being a beacon for Wanda [Sykes], Mike [Epps], and Regina [Hicks] creating this show, his shows were really at the forefront as a template. They wanted to make sure things were really funny and of course very messy characters and storylines that were complex but relatable to what’s happening in today’s society. Asking questions of how do people talk and engage with one another in situations. I feel like that’s making a comeback if you will — people have been through so much on a global level that everyone really needs a laugh. Wanda [Sykes] always says laughter is the best medicine and it really is. I feel that’s one of the reasons why comedy will always have a place and a role in the lexicon of content because people need that and want to see themselves. In a way, it holds up a wonderful mirror and I love that.”

The second series premiered this summer with the third season premiering in early 2023.

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