‘The Upshaws’ Canceled, Series to End With Part 7 on Netflix

The Upshaws Season 3. (Credit: Netflix)

Family comedy The Upshaws will say goodbye after Part 7 streams on Netflix.

The streamer announced the cancellation in a press release on Friday, June 7, saying the sitcom has been renewed for a fifth and final season (Part 7).

Netflix included statements from series co-creators and co-showrunners, Regina Hicks and Wanda Sykes.

“Truly grateful to Netflix for giving us this season to once again bring the warmth and funny that we’re known for (and with this fifth and final-some closure) to our Upshaws family,” Hicks said.

Sykes added, “A heartfelt thanks to Netflix for letting us send-off The Upshaws with this fifth and final season. We are excited to give the show and the fans a proper farewell.”

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The multi-camera comedy centers on Bernard “Bennie” Upshaw (Mike Epps) and his sister-in-law Lucretia Turner (Wanda Sykes) — who are frequently at odds.

Bennie is the head of a working class family in Indianapolis. The well-intentioned mechanic and lifelong mess is trying his best to step up and care for his family, which includes his wife Regina (Kim Fields), their two daughters (Khali Spraggins, Journey Christine), firstborn son (Jermelle Simon), and the teenage son (Diamond Lyons) he fathered with another woman (Gabrielle Dennis).

Instead of actual seasons, Netflix has released the series in “parts” over the past three years.

Season 1 (Part 1) premiered in May 2021. It was followed by Season 2 (Parts 2 and 3) in June 2022 and February 2023. Season 3 (Parts 4 and 5) debuted in August 2023 and April 2024. Season 4 (Part 6) is scheduled to premiere in early 2025, per Netflix.

A release date for season 5 (Part 7) will be announced later, with the final season consisting of 12 episodes.

The most recently aired Part 5 ended with Lucretia and her fiancé, Frank (Lamont Thompson), moving to Atlanta to distance themselves from her meddling family.

The Upshaws is executive produced by Hicks, Sykes, and Epps, alongside Page Hurwitz, Niles Kirchner, Annie Levine, Jon Emerson, Mark Alton Brown.

The series has been nominated for three Emmy Awards and it’s received multiple NAACP Image Awards nominations.

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