When viewers last saw Uncle Julius, he was involved in a terrible car crash that ended with him being thrown from his vehicle during the show’s season 2 finale in October. With his last words being “I wish I believed in God,” the character’s status was up in the air going into season 3.
With Epps no longer a part of “Survivor’s Remorse,” the answer seems clear.
According to the entertainer, his departure from the hit Starz show stemmed from the powers that be at “Survivor’s Remorse” not honoring his request to be paid more. As a result, Epps decided to leave the series and his Uncle Julius was killed off.
“I asked for some more money and they killed me,” The Wrap reports the comedian saying at the Television Critics Association panel in Pasadena on Saturday (Jan. 9). “That’s usually what happens on TV shows. If you remember Good Times, that’s what happened.”
“[On] ‘Survivor’s Remorse, I was like 24th lead,” he added.
Although he isn’t returning for the new season of “Survivor’s Remorse,” don’t feel bad for Epps. He’s already moved on with a new network and show in the form of ABC’s upcoming comedy “Uncle Buck.” The Will Packer-produced series will feature Epps in the title role, along with co-stars Nia Long and James Lesure.