During a trip to New Orleans for this year’s Essence festival, Mike Epps commented on his new series coming to ABC, Uncle Buck. The project which stars Mike, will continue in the same lane John Candy made famous but according to him he hopes to reach the level of past classic sitcoms.
“I’m trying to bring back that old Sanford and Son, George Jefferson, Happy Days, Good Times feeling,” Epps told fans Friday at an ESSENCE Fest panel promoting the ABC sitcom….“They don’t know who they let on TV. They let a real live fool on TV,” Epps said of himself. “I’m trying to bring that kind of old-school action back on TV, ” Essence noted.
The role marks as his first starring TV credit. We will get the chance of seeing Mike as Uncle Buck when the series premieres in January. Check out the trailer.