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Mike Epps and Wanda Sykes Head a Blended Family in Netflix's The Upshaws

ALSO: The Masked Singer quarterfinals, RHONJ Wraps Season 11, The Hills: New Beginnings, and more.
  • Mike Epps and Wanda Sykes in The Upshaws (Netflix)
    Mike Epps and Wanda Sykes in The Upshaws (Netflix)

    Comedy legends Mike Epps and Wanda Sykes butt heads in The Upshaws, a multicam blended family sitcom premiering today on Netflix. The new series stars Epps as the head of a Black working class family in Indianapolis who attempts to care for his family without alienating his sardonic sister-in-law, played by Sykes.

    Also today: The final five contestants face off in The Masked Singer quarterfinals, The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 11 reaches a dramatic conclusion, and The Hills: New Beginnings resets in its season premiere. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Wednesday:

    COMPLETE FIRST SEASON: Mike Epps and Wanda Sykes receive top billing in The Upshaws, Netflix’s latest foray into the multicam sitcom world. The blended family comedy centers on a Black, working-class family in Indiana led by Bennie Upshaw (Epps), his wife Regina (Kim Fields), and her sister Lucretia (Sykes). Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    NEW EPISODE: The final five contestants perform in The Masked Singer Season 5 quarterfinals. Of course, only four will advance to the semifinals, which means that one of these fan favorites will be unmasked and sent home. 8:00 PM ET on FOX

    SEASON FINALE: The eleventh season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey draws to a close at Marge’s Halloween bash. Elsewhere, Teresa takes the next step with her new man, and Melissa and Joe hit a breaking point in their relationship. 9:00 PM ET on Bravo

    SEASON PREMIERE: Laguna Beach and The Hills alum Kristin Cavallari is set to appear as a guest star this season (and not a moment too soon) as The Hills: New Beginnings returns to a changed landscape. In the wake of the pandemic, the cast attempts to make up for lost time, but struggling businesses, rocky relationships, and mental health struggles await. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on MTV

    SEASON PREMIERE: MTV’s night of premieres begins with Siesta Key Season 4. The new batch of episodes focuses on Juliette and Kelsey as they launch their business, Brandon embracing fatherhood, and Madisson preparing for her wedding. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on MTV

    NEW EPISODE: Tian Richards (Dumplin’, Burden) makes a guest appearance on Nancy Drew as Tom Swift, a billionaire who appears in town looking for Nancy (Kennedy McMann). Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on The CW

    NEW EPISODE: It’s prom night on The Goldbergs, as Adam (Sean Giambrone) attempts to find Dave Kim (Kenny Ridwan) a date when he remembers that they made a pact to ditch the dance if they both don’t have dates. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    NEW EPISODE: Pastor Calvin Roberson and Dr. Viviana Coles give two new Married at First Sight: The Unmatchables applicants major makeovers and relationship advice to help them find their perfect mate. 10:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: The Upshaws, Mike Epps, Wanda Sykes