Pilot News: Survivor's Remorse Star Mike Epps Is ABC's Uncle Buck

Mike Epps Uncle Buck

ABC has found its Uncle Buck, casting Survivor’s Remorse actor Mike Epps in the title role of its upcoming comedy pilot, our sister site Deadline reports.

Adapted from the 1989 film starring John Candy, Uncle Buck centers on a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother’s kids in a very childish way.

Nia Long (House of Lies) has also joined the cast, playing the strong-willed, intelligent wife of Buck’s brother.

Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley (MADtv) will pen the pilot, with Will Packer (Think Like a Man) serving as executive producer.

Outside of Starz’s basketball drama, Epps is best known for his roles in the Hangover and Resident Evil film franchises.

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12 Comments
  1. LADY_in_MD says:

    Well this could be good
    Don’t forget he was also in the 2nd and 3rd Friday movies
    I love Nia Long she is so underrated!

  2. tony says:

    I give it 3 episodes,

  3. Candice says:

    This sounds like a good fit for him.

  4. MJ says:

    Love Mike Epps. He is so funny. Love Nia Long as well. I will be looking forward to this show.

    I also loved Uncle Buck and I’m excited by this casting.

  5. Television says:

    Seriously??? This is the worst casting. Uncle Buck is a VERY specific type of person. Don’t change/stray from the original movie. It was successful for a reason.

  6. AnnieM says:

    Sinbad should play Uncle Buck.