TV SCOOP: Mike Epps & Nia Long To Star In New ABC Comedy ‘Uncle Buck’



Mike Epps has been tapped for the lead role in ABC’s comedy pilot, “Uncle Buck,” based on the classic 1989 film starring John Candy.

In the Will Packer-produced remix of “Uncle Buck,” Epps will play Buck Russell, a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother Will’s kids in a very childish way.

The talented and beautiful Nia Long will play Will’s strong-willed and smart wife.

ABC is very excited about bringing another African American family comedy to the network to accompany their hit series, “Black-ish.”

Congratulations to Mike Epps and Nia Long.

I’ll keep you posted when a premiere date is announced.



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