If you grew up in the 80s, you undoubtedly remember the late, great John Candy in the titular role of affable, hapless Uncle Buck. ABC has reimagined this classic comedy as a new sitcom starring Nia Long and Mike Epps. OHSOGRAY visited the set and talked with the cast and producers about the challenges of reworking the source material and the joy of creating this offbeat family.
“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 nanny, 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.”
Uncle Buck premieres tonight, June 14th at 9:00pm on ABC.