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15 May 2015

ABC’s ‘Uncle Buck’ – new Mike Epps and Nia Long comedy series, coming this Fall

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May 15, 2015 Category: Entertainment Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO:  The cast of “Uncle Buck.”

By Tambay A. Obenson

Shadow and Act

One of  the four TV sales that super-producer Will Packer made after launching his own production company, and inking a first-look deal with NBC/Universal  is the comedy pilot “Uncle Buck,” which oddly enough is going to ABC.

The show, which stars Mike Epps in the title role, and Nia Long is a small-screen adaptation of the 1989  John Hughes/John Candy movie of the same name. The series will be written by “MADtv” vets Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, and is described as a family comedy about a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother’s kids in a very childish way.

James Lesure, Aalyrah Caldwell, Sayeed Shahidi and Iman Benson round out the cast.

ABC has picked up “Uncle Buck” to series.

Will Packer will exec-produce alongside Cragg and Bradley.

ABC hasn’t dated the series yet, but it’s expected to be a mid-season replacement.

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