Promising ratings, be damned: ABC has pulled the plug on freshman comedy Uncle Buck.
A network insider confirms to TVLine that the Mike Epps sitcom, which drew strong ratings when it premiered last month, will not be returning for a second season. Tuesday’s Season 1 closer will serve as the show’s series finale.
Co-star James Lesure shared the news with fans on Twitter early Wednesday.
— James Lesure (@JamesLesure) July 6, 2016
Uncle Buck‘s June 14 debut notched a surprisingly robust 5.2 million total viewers and a 1.5 rating, delivering ABC’s largest audience in the Tuesday time slot since December of 2014 and the best demo number in eight months. TVLine readers, however, gave the movie adaptation an average grade of “D+.”
Tuesday’s finale attracted 3.4 million viewers and a 1.0 rating, both series lows.