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Family Reunion Renewed by Netflix for Third and Final Season

The McKellans are back, but also leaving

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Netflix has renewed the comedy series “Family Reunion” for a 10-episode third season, which will also be its last.

“Family Reunion” stars Loretta Devine, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Anthony Alabi, Talia Jackson, Isaiah Russell-Bailey, Cameron J. Wright and Jordyn Raya James. Richard Roundtree recurs.

Adrienne Carter and Arthur Harris will showrun the final “Family Reunion” season. The series was created by Meg DeLoatch, who executives produces with Carter and Harris. Robert Prinz will also executive produce the final season.

“Family Reunion” follows the McKellans, who move from Seattle to Georgia to be closer to extended family. But the transition is like being a catfish out of water, per Netflix. From three-hour church services and huge humidity hair to M’Dear’s home cooking and family bonding, the everyday ups and downs of “Family Reunion” are real, memorable, toe tapping, heart stopping, laugh out loud authentic moments.

“I am so excited that ‘Family Reunion’ will be returning for a third season,” DeLoatch said in a statement. “I will always be grateful to Netflix for giving me the opportunity to finally tell my story and the platform to share the beautiful, loving and joyous McKellan family with the world.”

Netflix could use that beauty, love and joy now more than ever.

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos has been under fire for defending Dave Chappelle’s new stand-up special, “The Closer,” which contains jokes about the trans community.

Sarandos has defended the special multiple times, and Netflix earlier this week suspended three employees, including one trans person, who crashed a quarterly directors meeting. Netflix eventually reinstated those three, including trans software engineer Terra Field, after finding that their attendance at the meeting didn’t violate any rules. On Friday, however, Netflix fired an employee for leaking internal information about the performances of Chappelle’s last two specials.

Trans employees at the streaming service and their allies are planning a walkout for Oct. 20.

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