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‘The Upshaws’ Creator Teams With Obamas for Netflix Scripted Comedy

Netflix is expanding its relationship with The Upshaws creator Regina Hicks. Hicks has inked a multiyear overall deal with the streaming giant. As part of the pact, Hicks is teaming with Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground to develop a scripted comedy about four middle-aged Black women from Houston, Texas, and explore how they navigate […]

‘The Upshaws’ Renewed at Netflix

The Upshaws will return to Netflix. The streaming giant has handed out a second-season renewal for the multicamera family comedy starring Wanda Sykes, Kim Fields and Mike Epps. The order is for 16 episodes, up from the freshman run of 10 as Netflix plans to split the sophomore run in two parts. “We are so […]

“Fear and Desperation Drive a Lot of Comedy”: Bill Lawrence, Chuck Lorre, Darren Star and the Comedy Showrunner Roundtable

Showrunning isn’t for the faint of heart. And yet, for three of the six gathered for The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual Comedy Showrunner Emmy Roundtable — PEN15‘s Anna Konkle, Chad‘s Nasim Pedrad and The Upshaws‘ Wanda Sykes — it’s only half the job. “I think I’ve tried to hire all three of you individually to [star […]