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September 04, 2019
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(BPRW) NETFLIX ORDERS FAMILY COMEDY SERIES THE UPSHAWS FROM WANDA SYKES AND MIKE EPPS

Regina Hicks set as showrunner and executive producer

  • (Black PR Wire) Mike Epps and Wanda Sykes are set to star in the new comedy series, The Upshaws. Mike and Wanda bring their distinct voices to this multi-camera comedy that centers on a working-class Africian American family in Indiana struggling to make it work and make it right without the blueprints to do it.
  • Wanda Sykes (Wanda Sykes: Not Normal) will star, executive produce, and serve as co-showrunner. Sykes is a 2019 Emmy nominee for ‘variety special’ and ‘writing for a variety special’ on Wanda Sykes: Not Normal.
  • Mike Epps (Dolemite is My Name, Only One Mike) will star and executive produce.
  • Regina Hicks (The LWord, Generations Q, Central Park, Insecure) will serve as showrunner and executive producer.
  • Dan Spilo (Sunnyside) will serve as an executive producer.
  • Page Hurwitz (Wanda Sykes; Not Normal, Tiffany Haddish Presents They Ready) will serve as an executive producer. She is a 2019 Emmy nominee for Wanda Sykes: Not Normal.
  • Niles Kirchner (Only One Mike) will serve as an executive producer.