Pilot News: ABC Orders Uncle Buck Adaptation, Gay Gym Teacher Comedy

Uncle Buck ABC PIlot

ABC tackled another pair of pilot orders this Super Bowl Sunday — including a small-screen adaptation of the 1989 John Candy starrer Uncle Buck.

Penned by MADtv vets Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, Uncle Buck is described as a family comedy about a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother’s kids in a very childish way. Will Packer will exec-produce alongside Cragg and Bradley.

ABC also ordered Family Fortune,Fortune_Feimster penned by Matt Hubbard (30 Rock) and Fortune Feimster (Chelsea Lately), the latter of whom will also star as a popular gym teacher who comes out of the closet to her close-knit group of family and friends. (At the same time, her bickering, divorced parents also “come out” that they are sleeping together again.)

Tina Fey and Robert Carlock will exec-produce Family Fortune with Hubbard and 3 Arts.

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12 Comments
  1. I still remember the Uncle Buck series from the 90’s.

  2. Juniper Berry says:

    Gay gym teacher, sitting around the locker room handing out towels to naked girls who just got of the shower. Yeah. I cannot see where that could be a problem. :)

  3. Boiler says:

    Wow ABC on a roll for crap!!

  4. Stefan says:

    Gay gym teacher? Cam from Modern Family, is that you?

  5. Ram510 says:

    Uncle Buck could be nice.
    Family Fortune seems like it doesn’t have many places to go as far as plot, I wouldn’t pick it up if I were ABC

  6. Marianna says:

    The n etwork pushing the gay thing. What can be exiciting about a gay gym teacher? I mean can it be done without the person being gay? Or is tthere a particular reason for it?

  7. David4 says:

    ABC should know they only comedies of theirs that have worked in the last several years have been family comedies. Stick with what you know.

  8. DavidSask says:

    Huge fan of Fortune Feimster, hope it goes to series and is hit!