ABC orders 'Uncle Buck' series reboot with Mike Epps

ABC will bring back 'Uncle Buck' with Mike Epps in title role

"Uncle Buck" is back.

ABC has ordered a sitcom for the 2015-16 TV season based on the 1989 movie comedy starring John Candy.

This time, the title role of an irresponsible but fun-loving middle-aged man who arrives to look after his brother's kids will be played by stand-up comic and "Next Friday" costar Mike Epps.

The ABC version won't be the first time "Uncle Buck" has made it to the small screen. CBS tried a 1990 sitcom starring stand-up comic Kevin Meaney but it lasted less than a season.

ABC will officially announce its fall schedule to advertisers next week in New York.

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