ABC has announced its new Uncle Buck TV series, starring Mike Epps in the title role, premieres Tuesday June 14, at 9:00pm ET/PT. Based on the 1989 John Candy film of the same name, Uncle Buck is produced by Universal Television and ABC Studios.
The cast of Uncle Buck also includes: Nia Long as Alexis, James Lesure as Will, Iman Benson as Tia, Sayeed Shahidi as Miles, and Aalyrah Caldwell as Maizy. Will Packer, Steven Cragg, and Brian D. Bradly executive produce.
Here’s more from ABC:
“UNCLE BUCK” – PREMIERES TUESDAY, JUNE 14
Based on the hit movie of the same name, Uncle Buck (Mike Epps) is a charismatic hustler who has gotten by on his charm for years. But when his brother, Will (James Lesure), and sister-in-law, Alexis (Nia Long), move to town and need help with their kids, he steps up to become their “manny,” and their lives will never be the same. Will and Alexis are wary of Buck’s questionable parenting skills, but his unique perspective and street smarts provide some unconventional solutions to raising their three rambunctious kids, who typically make a hobby out of terrorizing their nannies.
What do you think? How do you like the sound of the Uncle Buck TV show? Do you plan to watch the series premiere?