ABC and Universal TV are developing a new comedy series based on the 1989 John Candy-led feature comedy “Uncle Buck”. Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley are penning the series which Will Packer will produce.
Candy starred in the original as a childish bachelor who suddenly has to take care of his brother’s three unruly kids when his brother and sister-in-law have to take an unexpected trip.
The announcement follows a rush of old film titles getting dusted off for small screen reboots. Earlier this week came word of an adaptation of Cameron Crowe’s 1989 romantic tale “Say Anything,” a project quickly quashed after Crowe and star John Cusack slammed the idea on social media.