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ABC Pulls Plug on Series

Jul 6, 2016  •  Post A Comment

ABC has canceled a prime-time series. The Alphabet Network made the decision to pull the plug on “Uncle Buck” after one season, Variety reports.

Star James Lesure broke the news today on Twitter, writing: “Disappointed. No more @ABCUncleBuck. Cancelled. Thankful to have worked with @ABCNetwork. Proud of what we’ve done. Thx 4 let us entertain u.”

Variety notes that ABC later confirmed the cancellation. The show aired its season one finale — and now the series finale — Tuesday night.

“ABC had run off the eight-episode season over the course of four weeks, airing two episodes a night on Tuesdays at 9 and 9:30 p.m.,” Variety notes. “Just an hour before word came of the cancellation, ABC issued a press release touting ratings for the series, which averaged 3.8 million total viewers in Nielsen live-plus-same day numbers, an 81% lift from ABC’s performance in the same time period over the course of the same four weeks a year ago. ‘Uncle Buck’ also averaged a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demo, more than double ABC’s average from a year earlier.”

The series also starred Mike Epps, Nia Long and Iman Benson.

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  1. That’s bad news! I was just watching Uncle Buck the other night & realized how happy I was to see a TV sitcom with some of my favorites all in one place. For Your Love was a must-see show back in the day, and I hadn’t seen James Leisure since then. I’ve seen Mike Epps in countless movies (always funny, always outrageous or always funny and outrageous), and Nia Long was perfect as Will Smith’s girlfriend or as Ice Cube’s wife. She makes me smile.

  2. ABC News THIS WEEK Needs To Be Taken Off The Air Because No One Can Understand What Anyone Is Saying. Everyone’s Taking At The Same Time Like Kindergarteners Do on there First Day at School.Fire the Producers and put a Real News Show On. Sincerely

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