'The Upshaws' on Netflix: Air time, how to live stream, plot, cast and all you need to know about the comedy show

'The Upshaws' on Netflix: Air time, how to live stream, plot, cast and all you need to know about the comedy show
The official poster of 'The Upshaws' (Netflix)

Making a comedy series is never easy. The makers and the actors have the responsibility to captivate the minds of the people with their unique storytelling and laugh-out-loud jokes. One such series that is set to take viewers on a roller-coaster ride is ‘The Upshaws’.

The upcoming Netflix series revolves around a blended family full of different personalities and different life struggles. Trying to avoid mistakes of the past, the family’s patriarch steps up to the mantle by becoming a better husband and father to his amazing family.



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His journey of becoming a better person might have a couple of bumps along the way, but this dad and his family will overcome them all.
With the presence of icons like Mike Epps and Wanda Sykes, the show is undoubtedly going to be one of the highly-anticipated shows of the year. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming comedy series.


Mike Epps and Wanda Sykes in 'The Upshaws' (Netflix)


Release date

‘The Upshaws’ will be premiering exclusively on Netflix on Wednesday, May 12. 

Air time and how to live stream

According to the Netflix press site, the show will air in the US at 3 am ET. Subscribe to Netflix directly, via a mobile app store (App Store, Google Play). You can also watch it by signing up for the platform’s free trial. Apart from that, viewers can also opt for different subscription plans provided by the streaming giant. A premium plan that allows more people to watch the service on different screens simultaneously, costs $18 per month. Meanwhile, the basic US plan costs $9 per month.



The official synopsis reads, “Bennie Upshaw (Mike Epps), the head of a Black working class family in Indianapolis, is a charming, well-intentioned mechanic and lifelong mess just trying his best to step up and care for his family — wife Regina (Kim Fields), their two young daughters (Khali Daniya-Renee Spraggins, Journey Christine) and firstborn son (Jermelle Simon), the teenage son (Diamond Lyons) he fathered with another woman (Gabrielle Dennis) -- and tolerate his sardonic sister-in-law (Wanda Sykes), all without a blueprint for success. But the Upshaws are determined to make it work, and make it to the next level, together.” 



Mike Epps

One of the most iconic names in Hollywood, Mike Epps will be playing the role of Bennie Shaw on the upcoming Netflix show. Epps started his career as a stand-up comedian in the early 90s and garnered a lot of praise for his performances. Apart from being an actor, the star also has good experience in producing numerous TV shows and movies. 


Actor/comedian Mike Epps attends the AOL BUILD Speaker Series Presents: "Survivor's Remorse" at AOL Studios in New York on July 29, 2015 in New York City. (Getty Images)


Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes stars in ‘The Upshaws’ as Lucretia Turner. The multi-talented actress needs little introduction. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including, a Primetime Emmy and a BET Comedy Award. Sykes gained a lot of prominence for her writing on ‘The Chris Rock Show’. Besides this, she has also played notable roles in projects such as ‘Monster-in-Law’, ‘Over The Hedge’, ‘License to Wed’, ‘Black-ish’ and more. 


Wanda Sykes attends the 25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 12, 2020 in Santa Monica, California. (Getty Images)



The series is co-created by Regina Hicks and Wanda Sykes. Meanwhile, the duo also serves as executive producers alongside Mike Epps, Page Hurwitz, and Niles Kirchner.


Writers Regina Hicks and Karin Gist attend the 46th NAACP Image Awards Non-Televised Awards Ceremony at Pasadena Convention Center on February 5, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Getty Images)


The trailer is already making people laugh and features a lot of amazing moments between Epps and Sykes.





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