ABC Orders Sitcom Adaptation of Uncle Buck

Michael Schneider
ABC

Uncle Buck, ABC's new adaptation of the John Candy movie, is making it to series.

This time, Mike Epps plays the title character, "a fun loving but irresponsible guy who needs a job and a place to stay." Says ABC: "By happy coincidence, his nieces and nephew's Nanny has just quit and his brother and sister-in-law need his help. His unconventional personality just may make him the right fit for the family and they may be the answer to his problems, too."

The show also stars Nia Long as Alexis, James Lesure as Will, Iman Benson as Tia, Sayeed Shahidi as Miles and Aalyrah Caldwell as Maizy.

Uncle Buck was written by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley. Executive producers are Steven Cragg, Brian Bradley, Will Packer. Co- executive producers are Korin Huggins and Phil Traill. Uncle Buck is produced by Universal Television and ABC Studios.

This is the second time Uncle Buck has been made into a TV show; Kevin Meaney starred in a short-lived version in 1990 for CBS.

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