Uncle Buck TV Series Shakes Things Up

ABC’s upcoming TV series “Uncle Buck,” based on the classic 1989 John Hughes film, is making one crucial change in its jump to the small screen. EW reports that the producers of the sitcom reboot are seeking an all-black cast to play the family at the heart of the show.

The new version of John Candy’s character in the show is described as “a wild and free-wheeling force of nature who has managed to lose every job and every girlfriend he’s ever had, but who still flies through life by the seat of his pants, never knowing what tomorrow will bring.”

The news follows on from this season’s trend in which shows with racially diverse casts like “Empire,” “How to Get Away with Murder” and “Black-ish” are pulling in big audience numbers.