ABC has a comedy project in the development pipeline that’s based on the 1989 movie “Uncle Buck,” Nellie Andreeva reports on Deadline.com.
The project continues “the nostalgia theme among broadcast comedy executives this season,” Andreeva writes. The John Hughes film starred John Candy in the title role.
“Like the movie, the series project, written by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, will center on a childish man, played in the film by Candy, who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother’s kids in a very childish way,” the story adds.
The new project would mark the second TV version of the film, as the movie was adapted as a series in 1990 with Kevin Meaney as Uncle Buck. It ran for one season on CBS.