First Look: ABC Orders New Comedy “Uncle Buck;” Mike Epps Stars

ABC’s new 2015-16 comedy slate will not be restricted to the three series–“The Muppets,” “Dr. Ken” and “The Real O’Neals”–ordered Thursday.

Friday, the network confirmed that it is ordering the “Uncle Buck” adaptation to series.

From director John Hughes, the 1989 film starred John Candy in the titular role. Mike Epps plays the character in ABC’s sitcom adaptation.

A synopsis and photo follow:

Uncle Buck:

JAMES LESURE, SAYID SHAHIDI, AALYRAH CALDWELL, NIA LONG, IMAN BENSON, MIKE EPPSBased on the hit movie of the same name, 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.

“Uncle Buck” stars Mike Epps as Buck, Nia Long as Alexis, James Lesure as Will, Iman Benson as Tia, Sayeed Shahidi as Miles and Aalyrah Caldwell as Maizy.

“Uncle Buck” was written by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley. Executive producers are Steven Cragg, Brian Bradley, Will Packer. Co- executive producers are Korin Huggins and Phil Traill. “Uncle Buck” is produced by Universal Television and ABC Studios.

Written by Brian Cantor

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