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ABC Developing ‘Uncle Buck’ Series

ABC Developing ‘Uncle Buck’ Series


ABC is developing a comedy based on John Hughes and Universal’s 1989 John Candy film Uncle Buck. The series will be produced by Universal TV and Will Packer Productions (Think Like A Man).

The series will be written by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley (Mad TV). It follows a childish man who takes care of his brother’s kids and learns some responsibility. Cragg, Bradley and Packer will executive produce with Will Packer Productions’ head of TV Korin Huggins. It is part of the first-look deal Packer signed with Universal TV last year.

The film was released in August 1989 and also starred Amy Madigan, Macaulay Culkin and Laurie Metcalf. It brought in almost $80 million. It was previously adapted as a TV sitcom in 1990 on CBS. It starred Kevin Meaney and ran for one season.

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Photo Credit: Universal Pictures

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