Newswire: That Uncle Buck series is happening and there’s a picture

Despite backlash from the estates of John Hughes, John Candy, and Kevin Meaney’s television career, ABC has given a series order to Uncle Buck, its sitcom remake of the 1989 comedy. That film starred Candy as the unlikely caretaker to his nieces and nephews, a large, fun-loving, irresponsible man who gleefully shocked everyone with his slovenly appearance and boorish manners. The new Uncle Buck series will star Mike Epps as a fun-loving irresponsible man who shocks everyone with his… hat.

“Look at that hat!” the neighbors will exclaim. “It’s seated far too high on his head! Why, it has the lackadaisical tilt of a carnival grifter or jazz pianist! Who would ever trust him with a child’s welfare?”

The show will attempt to answer that question every week with a cast that also includes Nia Long, James Lesure, Sayeed Shahidi, and Aalyrah Caldwell, whose embrace of and …

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