Mike Epps Is The New “Uncle Buck”

Actor and comedian Mike Epps has scored the title role in ABC’s upcoming sitcom based on the classic John Candy-led, John Hughes-directed comedy “Uncle Buck”.

Nia Long has also joined the cast of the single-camera comedy pilot which follows Buck Russell (Epps), a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother Will’s kids in a very childish way.

Long will play Will’s strong-willed and smart wife. Universal TV and Will Packer Prods are producing the series adaptation which Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley are penning. Cragg, Bradley and Packer will executive produce.

Source: Deadline