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

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Wanda Sykes, Mike Epps to Star in Netflix Comedy Series ‘The Upshaws’
Netflix has ordered “The Upshaws,” a new multi-camera comedy series starring Wanda Skyes and Mike Epps, the streaming service said Tuesday.

Regina Hicks is set as co-showrunner and executive producer on the 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,” according to Netflix.

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.

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