Uncle Buck With Mike Epps Announced For ABC

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Before fans see Mike Epps play the iconic Richard Pryor, ABC has decided that they will move forward with Epps in a remake of Uncle Buck. In the now series, Epps will take lead where the late comedian John Candy left off.

“Uncle Buck” is back. ABC has ordered a sitcom for the 2015-16 TV season based on the 1989 movie comedy starring John Candy. This time, the title role of an irresponsible but fun-loving middle-aged man who arrives to look after his brother’s kids will be played by stand-up comic and “Next Friday” costar Mike Epps. The ABC version won’t be the first time “Uncle Buck” has made it to the small screen. CBS tried a 1990 sitcom starring stand-up comic Kevin Meaney but it lasted less than a season. ABC will officially announce its fall schedule to advertisers next week in New York.

LA Times