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The Upshaws

The Upshaws

  • Premiered: 
    May 12, 2021
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  • Network: Netflix
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Regina Y. Hicks & Wanda Sykes 
  • Subject Matter: Family
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    Season 1
    Season 2
    Season 3
    Season 4

Plot Synopsis

Created and executive produced by Regina Hicks and series star Wanda Sykes, THE UPSHAWS is a half-hour comedy series that centers a Black working class family in Indianapolis. Bennie Upshaw is a charming, well-intentioned mechanic and lifelong mess just trying his best to step up and care for his family -- wife Regina, their two young daughters and firstborn son, the teenage son he fathered with another woman -- and tolerate his sardonic sister-in-law Lucretia, all without a blueprint for success. But the Upshaws are determined to make it work, and make it to the next level, together. The entire 10-episode first season of THE UPSHAWS dropped on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 on Netflix.

The sophomore season of THE UPSHAWS premiered on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, as Netflix released the first eight episodes of the new season. In Season 2, the Upshaws continue to ride life's ups and downs, including new loves, old flames, big dreams, life changes and the love and drama that comes with family.

Season 3 of THE UPSHAWS debuted on Thursday, February 16, 2023 on Netflix, as the streaming service released all eight episodes of the new season. Still striving for success and surviving every mess, the Upshaws face a series of obstacles that put their resilience -- and relationships -- to the test. In the season opener, "The Unforgiven," with Bennie and Lucretia in a pinch, a jobless Regina must drum up cash fast -- and try to hide the situation from the kids.
The entire six-episode fourth season of THE UPSHAWS dropped on Thursday, August 17, 2023 on Netflix. The chaos continues for the Upshaws as they search for new ways to cope with their issues while figuring out how to stay solid as a family. In the season opener, "Thera Please," in the aftermath of her heart attack, Regina attempts to bring Bennie to therapy with her. An overwhelmed Lucretia starts to miss having her own space.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Push It Productions


  • - Indianapolis, Indiana USA