Netflix has officially greenlit a 10-episode fourth season of “The Upshaws,” the beloved multi-camera comedy series created by Regina Hicks and Wanda Sykes. The renewal comes after the successful release of Season 3, which followed the format of its predecessor by being split into two parts — eight episodes and an upcoming six-episode Part 5 set to premiere in Spring 2024.
The series, starring Mike Epps as Bennie Upshaw, depicts the life of a well-intentioned mechanic heading a Black working-class family in Indianapolis. The show revolves around Upshaw’s efforts to navigate family dynamics, including his wife Regina (Kim Fields), their daughters, and his diverse family circle.
The series also stars Wanda Sykes, Khali Daniya-Renee Spraggins, Jermelle Simon and Journey Christine.
Notably, the upcoming fourth season will be delivered in a single batch, departing from the divided format of the previous seasons. Production for the new season is slated to commence in 2024, bringing more laughter and relatable family moments to viewers.
“The Upshaws” has quietly become a standout performer for Netflix, particularly noteworthy as a multi-camera sitcom in a genre that has posed challenges for streaming platforms. With this renewal, the series now ties with “The Ranch” as the second longest-running original multi-camera comedy on Netflix, closely trailing behind “Fuller House.”
The show’s success is attributed to its authentic portrayal of a Black working-class family and the engaging storytelling crafted by executive producers Regina Hicks, Wanda Sykes, Mike Epps, Page Hurwitz, Niles Kirchner, Annie Levine, Jon Emerson, and Mark Alton Brown. Both Hicks and Sykes also serve as showrunners, ensuring the continued success and resonance of “The Upshaws” in the comedy landscape.