Will this gem of a comedy series return? Here is everything we know so far about The Upshaw’s Season 5.
As the new season of The Upshaws dropped on Netflix a few hours ago, the fans of this delightful sitcom have once again been captivated by binge-watching the new episodes, which showcase the hilarious characters and heartwarming family dynamics that have struck a chord with viewers who have fallen in love with the lovably flawed Upshaw family. Due to this massive interest, the fans were quick to stream the show and are already raising questions about the future on social media by asking if Netflix would renew The Upshaws for Season 5 or not.
So, if you are one of those who is curious to know what might be happening behind the scenes for the series renewal, then don’t worry because you have fortunately reached the right place to get all your answers! Now, it’s time to sit back, as we have got you covered with all the latest updates about the renewal status, potential release date, plot, cast, and episodes, which will be helpful for you to understand the fate of this beloved series. Here is everything we know so far about Netflix’s The Upshaw’s Season 5 potential renewal status.
The Upshaws Season 5 Renewal Status: Is it renewed or canceled?
As of writing this, we can confirm that the series has not been officially greenlit by the network, as it has only been a few hours since the much-awaited fourth season of The Upshaws was made available to binge-watch on Netflix. As a result, for a few coming weeks, the network might consider the overall reception and the reviews by critics, which will help to paint a picture of its future plans with the series and determine if a fifth season is justified or not.
Hence, if the show is able to perform remarkably well by being on the top streaming show list around the world for upcoming weeks, then it stands a chance of being renewed, just like many other original series whose overall story is effective enough to be conveyed in a proper manner and gets an official renewal announced within a month or two after the premiere. The decision also comes down to whether the show creators see enough interest from viewers to justify another season.
In conclusion, if you want to receive information on potential renewal updates, then we urge you to enable notifications on the show’s social media. Until then, fans of this beloved sitcom which was created by Regina Y. Hicks and Wanda Sykes, can continue to enjoy the new episodes and speculate about what more plotlines and character arcs might be explored in a potential fifth season if it gets renewed, which is still a subject of uncertainty and it will be acknowledged later.
Until then, we’ll just have to patiently wait and keep our fingers crossed!
The Upshaws Season 5 Release Date: If renewed, when will it premiere?
We know that the fans are eagerly awaiting any news or updates about their favorite show and we have observed that the hiatus between this show’s previous two parts has roughly been about six months which was exciting at first for the fans to get new episodes this early on. But sadly this rollout has been affected due to the ongoing dual strikes, which include the 2023 WGA strike along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, which has put a halt to major work among various production houses in Hollywood until a proper resolution relating to writers and actor’s compensation is made.
Hence, as per our guess, if the series is renewed within the next few months, then we can assume that the new episodes might come back around mid-2024, only if the production commences once the strikes reach an agreement which might not happen anytime soon as the situation as been gaining major momentum for the last few weeks and it might get extended until October 2023. As the recent meeting between the WGA and the AMPTP held at the Sherman Oaks office of the Carol Lombardini-led organization concluded with “mixed results.”
Due to this, no new details have yet to emerge as to whether the parties will meet for further talks or if more proposals will be offered. Sources have also reported to Deadline that the Writers Guild and AMPTP are resuming talks with the understanding that the WGA will be delivering their counter to AMPTP’s counter-proposal from Friday. Hence, this situation has the potential to cause a delay in the commencement of production if it gets renewed, which will eventually cause uncertainties in its release later this year.
In conclusion, everything relating to the official release date is just pure speculation, and we’ll have to wait sometime until the network confirms these details in the near future!
The Upshaws Season 5 Potential Plot: What to expect?
The Upshaws revolves around Bennie Upshaw (Mike Epps), the head of a Black working-class family in Indianapolis. He is a charming, well-intentioned mechanic and lifelong mess just trying his best to step up and care for his family — wife Regina (Fields), their two young daughters (Khali 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 (Sykes), all without a blueprint for success. But the Upshaws are determined to make it work and make it to the next level together.
If renewed, the series is expected to pick up from the fourth season, in which the Upshaws continue to ride life’s ups and downs, including new jobs, bigger dreams, health struggles, and some major life surprises, while still hanging on to the love that comes with family. For your consideration, we have listed down the official six-episode guide from the fourth season to get an idea of how the next season might be expanded and promise to deliver another dose of laughter, heartwarming moments, and relatable family dynamics with its authentic portrayal of the Upshaw family’s journey through life’s roller coaster ride.
Season 4 Episode 1: 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.
Season 4 Episode 2: Need Change: Lucretia receives life-changing news after agreeing to fund Bernard’s business. When therapy with Bennie uncovers hard truths, Regina has a breakthrough.
Season 4 Episode 3: Forbidden Fruit: A hot-headed Bernard teaches Aaliyah how to drive. Regina and Bennie find new thrills in sneaky rendezvous. Lucretia tries to resell gifts for money.
Season 4 Episode 4: Slap Happy: Aaliyah continues to shun Regina. A turn of events gives Lucretia cause for celebration, but not for long. Bennie acts fast when Kelvin lands in trouble.
Season 4 Episode 5: Really, Mama?: A surprise visitor puts Bennie’s loyalties to the test. Lucretia secures a new source of income that makes her circumstances more challenging.
Season 4 Episode 6: Auto Motives: Now flush with cash, Bennie splurges on a gift for the kids that stirs up tension with Bernard. At a crossroads, Lucretia weighs a difficult decision.
The Upshaws Season 5 Cast: Who will reprise their roles?
Even though the casting of the respective main and recurring members is still a major subject to change which depends according to the season’s plot, hence we speculate that the main cast members from the last season who are expected to reprise their roles in the new season if it ever happens are as follows: Mike Epps as Bernard “Bennie” Upshaw Sr; Kim Fields as Regina Upshaw (née Turner); Wanda Sykes as Lucretia Turner; Diamond Lyons as Kelvin Upshaw; Khali Spraggins as Aaliyah Upshaw; Page Kennedy as Duck; Jermelle Simon as Bernard Upshaw Jr; Gabrielle Dennis as Tasha Lewis, and Journey Christine as Maya Upshaw.
The recurring cast members include Mike Estime as Tony; Dayna Dooley as Sheila; Daria Johns as Savannah; Jessica Morris as Amy; Dewayne Perkins as Hector; and Leonard Earl Howze as Davis. The Upshaws Part 4 also introduced comedy legends Jenifer Lewis and Marsha Warfield as guest stars who are expected to be part of the show for this season alone, but if the fans want them to reprise their roles in the new season, then it is not far-fetched to say that they can return. Lastly, the series is created by Regina Y. Hicks and Wanda Sykes. Epps, Sykes, Hicks, Page Hurwitz, Niles Kirchner, Annie Levine Emerson, and Jonathan Emerson executive produce.
The Upshaws Season 5 Episode Count: What are the streaming options?
The exact episode count can differ, as the network might go ahead and agree to make the next season supersized if the story demands. So, at this point, anything can happen, but on the bright side, we are certain that the new season will try to keep at least 10 to 16 episodes with an average runtime of 25–29 minutes, just like the prior seasons, which will premiere all the episodes at once or in two parts, in order to be consistent in their storylines and keep the fans interested. So, we advise fans to be patient while they await this information, which will be released in the coming weeks.
When The Upshaws Season 5 is renewed and draws close to its release date, the series will be available exclusively on Netflix, with all the prior seasons and other series of the same genre also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options depending on the various packages you choose. The basic membership starts at $9.99/month, and the standard membership starts at $15.49/month at no additional cost with any of their services. The video quality and the number of screens you can use to stream Netflix simultaneously depend on the package you choose.
The Upshaws are back and there's more drama than one home can handle. Catch this one big kinda united family on August 17! Part 4, streaming only on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/vJC9CnSIYL
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) August 15, 2023
The Upshaws Season 5 Official Trailer: Has it been released?
As the series has not been renewed yet, the network can’t create any official teasers or trailers. Due to this, no new promotional stuff has been published this early on! For the time being, we request that the readers check out the 1:57-minute official trailer of the fourth season, which was released by the network earlier this month on August 3, 2023, and showcases, “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.”
The official trailer of The Upshaws Season 4 below also introduces us to two new faces, Jenifer Lewis (Black-ish) and Marsha Warfield (Night Court), who will join as guest stars in the upcoming season. Lewis will portray Dr. Pearl Edmunds, Regina’s (Kim Fields) new no-nonsense therapist helping her strike a balance between the prioritization of herself, her mental health, and her countless family obligations. Warfield will appear also in a role which you will find out by streaming the show!
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