Mike Epps Explains ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ Exit: ‘I Asked for Some More Money and They Killed Me’

TCA 2016: “Uncle Buck” panel spends a good deal of time swearing it’s not a carbon copy of John Candy movie

Mike Epps
(L-R) Executive producers Steven Cragg, Brian Bradley and Will Packer and actors Mike Epps, Nia Long and James Lesure speak onstage during ABC's Uncle Buck panel as part of the ABC Networks portion of the 2016 Television Critics Association Winter Tour at Langham Hotel on January 9, 2016 in Pasadena, California.

Mike Epps revealed on Saturday what happened with his “Survivor’s Remorse” character Julius: “I asked for some more money and they killed me.”

“That’s usually what happens on TV shows,” he continued, “if you can remember ‘Good Times,’ that’s what happened.”

The comedian made the comments during the Television Critics Association press tour panel for his new ABC sitcom, “Uncle Buck.”

“[On] ‘Survivor’s Remorse, I was like 24th lead,” Epps quipped — he’s much happier being No. 1 on the call sheet nowadays.

Perhaps Epps wasn’t top dog on the LeBron James-produced Starz series, but he had appeared in all 16 episodes of “Survivor’s Remorse,” per IMDb.

The stand-up comic and the rest of his “Uncle Buck” panel participants — producers Steven Cragg, Brian Bradley, and Will Packer, as well as co-stars Nia Long and James Lesure — spent much of the rest of their 30-minute media session contrasting the sitcom with John Candy‘s 1989 film version.