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.