It’s TV pickups season is upon us again and ABC is taking a walk down memory lane with a reboot of Uncle Buck. The series will be based on the John Candy 1989 eponymous film. According to TIME, the series was pitched as:

Mike Epps
Mike Epps will star in the new comedy.


“Uncle Buck (Mike Epps) is a fun loving but irresponsible guy who needs a job and a place to stay. 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.”

There’s always room for another family-themed sitcom at ABC. It should be in good company amidst ABC’s roster of family shows like Modern Family, The Middle and Black-ish. Grab some popcorn and get ready to marathon, you TV addicted introvert, you!

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Uncle Buck stars Epps as Buck, Nia Long as Alexis, James Lesure as Will, Iman Benson as Tia, Sayeed Shahidi as Miles and Aalyrah Caldwell as Maizy. The series was written was written by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, both of whom also executive produced. The other executive producer is Will Packer. Co-executive producers are Korin Huggins and Phil Traill. Uncle Buck is produced by Universal Television and ABC Studios.