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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