Friday, May 8, 2015
PILOT PICKUPS: Uncle Buck
After its flurry of pickups, cancellations, and renewals yesterday, ABC picked up one more sitcom today: Uncle Buck. Based on the 1989 John Candy movie of the same name, this one is a black family sitcom spin on the premise. It is reportedly eyed for midseason and will star Mike Epps, Nia Long, James Lesure, Iman Benson, Sayeed Shahidi, and Aalyrah Caldwell. This is the second TV show based on the movie. There was a short-lived 1990-1991 CBS version that starred Kevin Meaney and lasted 19 episodes.