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James Lesure Joins Mike Epps and Nia Long in 'Uncle Buck'

27 March 2015 9:26 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

One of 4 TV sales that super-producer Will Packer made after launching his own production company, and inking a first-look deal with NBC/Universal - although this one is going to ABC - is the comedy pilot "Uncle Buck," which will star Mike Epps in the title role, and Nia Long as his "strong-willed and smart wife." Announced earlier this week, James Lesure has joined the growing cast that also includes Aalyrah Caldwell, Sayeed Shahidi and ImanBenson. A small-screen adaptation of the 1989  John Hughes/John Candy movie of the same name, "Uncle Buck" the TV series will be penned by "MADtv" vets Steven Cragg »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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James Lesure Joins Mike Epps and Nia Long in 'Uncle Buck'

27 March 2015 9:26 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

One of 4 TV sales that super-producer Will Packer made after launching his own production company, and inking a first-look deal with NBC/Universal - although this one is going to ABC - is the comedy pilot "Uncle Buck," which will star Mike Epps in the title role, and Nia Long as his "strong-willed and smart wife." Announced earlier this week, James Lesure has joined the growing cast that also includes Aalyrah Caldwell, Sayeed Shahidi and ImanBenson. A small-screen adaptation of the 1989  John Hughes/John Candy movie of the same name, "Uncle Buck" the TV series will be penned by "MADtv" vets Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, and is described as a family comedy about a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother’s kids in a very childish way.  Will Packer will exec-produce alongside Cragg and Bradley. If ABC likes the pilot, »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Men at Work's James Lesure to star in ABC's Uncle Buck

26 March 2015 9:26 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

James Lesure is to star in ABC's Uncle Buck.

The Men at Work actor will appear in the single-camera comedy pilot alongside Mike Epps.

Lesure will play a father whose children are looked after in a childish way by his older brother (Epps), Deadline reports.

The comedy is based on director John Hughes's 1989 film about a derelict uncle (John Candy) taking care of his niece and nephew.

Third Watch actress Nia Long also previously joined the pilot.

MADtv's Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley are writing and executive producing the Uncle Buck pilot.

ABC chose to move forward with the project in February, regardless of objections from the Candy and Hughes families.

Uncle Buck was previously adapted into a short-lived sitcom starring Kevin Meaney in 1990. »

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Key and Peele Set ‘Substitute Teacher’ Comedy at Paramount

24 March 2015 4:38 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount is launching development of classroom comedy “Substitute Teacher,” based on a series of sketches from “Key and Peele” stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.

Key will reprise his role as the angry high school substitute teacher Mr. Garvey while Peele will play a rival teacher currying the favor of students. Key and Peele will produce with 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy and Dan Levine and Principato Young Entertainment’s Peter Principato, Paul Young and Joel Zadak.

Rich Talarico and Alex Rubens, co-producers of Comedy Central’s “Key and Peele,” will write the script.

The duo set up “Keanu,” a movie about a stolen cat, at New Line in October. The story follows a group of friends posing as drug dealers in order to retrieve a stolen feline.

Key and Peele met as castmembers on “MadTV.”

Peele is repped by Principato-Young and Jared Levine of Morris Yorn. Key is repped by UTA, »

- Dave McNary

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Anything Goes on Comedy Central: 7 Things We Learned From the Hilarious Paleyfest Panel

7 March 2015 6:06 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

PaletFest’s Salute to Comedy Central panel featured the stars of some of the network’s biggest and most outrageous shows including Workaholics, Broad City, Kroll Show, Key and Peele and Review. These comics know a thing or two about pushing boundaries for a good laugh and this panel discussion was no different. From behind-the-scenes stories to Comedy Central’s hands-off approach, here are seven things we learned from the hour-long banter.

1. No harm, no foul, no censorship

Comedy Central shows are known for pushing the boundaries and when asked whether anyone on the panel was told to dial it back by the network, you could tell wheels were turning. Whether it’s an orgy on Review, the Workaholics gang burning American flags, or Ilana Glazer jacking-off a tree in Broad City, everyone has pretty much gotten away with airing things that at some point may have made the network squeamish. More often than »

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SXSW First Look: 'Ktown Cowboys,' a Hard-Partying Bromance (Trailer, Exclusive Poster)

5 March 2015 11:27 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Based on the debauchery-filled web series of the same name, "Ktown Cowboys" is a bro-mantic dramedy (is that a genre first?) about five hard-partying pals drifting toward adulthood in Koreatown's after-hours soju bars and karaoke rooms in hopes of finding a better version of themselves. Check out the trailer below. The SXSW-bound cast includes Shane Yoon, Peter Jae, Danny Cho, Sunn Wae, Bobby ChoyKen Jeong of "The Hangover" and "Hawaii Five-o"'s Daniel Dae Kim. The film is directed by Daniel (Dpd) Park, the creative director of Transparent Agency, which works with Snoop Dogg, Lmfao, Yg, Tyga, Sidney Samson, Frank Ocean, Macy Gray and more. It is produced by Brian Chung, Daniel Sollinger and Greg Bishop and written by Danny Cho of "Mad TV" and "Parks and Recreation." Watch: SXSW Trailer for "Uncle John" Ratchets Up Small Town Tensions The film includes some of storied Koreatown's landmarks including, as seen in. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Mike Epps & Nia Long Will Star in ABC's Small Screen Adaptation of 'Uncle Buck'

3 March 2015 2:47 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

On of 4 TV sales producer Will Packer made since launching his own production company and inking a first-look deal with NBC/Universal, although this one is going to ABC, the comedy pilot, titled "Uncle Buck," has tapped Mike Epps for the title role, and Nia Long. A small-screen adaptation of the 1989  John Hughes/John Candy movie of the same name, "Uncle Buck" the TV series will be penned by "MADtv" vets Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, and is described as a family comedy about a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother’s kids in a very childish way.  Will Packer will exec-produce »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Mike Epps & Nia Long Will Star in ABC's Small Screen Adaptation of 'Uncle Buck'

3 March 2015 2:47 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

On of 4 TV sales producer Will Packer made since launching his own production company and inking a first-look deal with NBC/Universal, although this one is going to ABC, the comedy pilot, titled "Uncle Buck," has tapped Mike Epps for the title role, and Nia Long. A small-screen adaptation of the 1989  John Hughes/John Candy movie of the same name, "Uncle Buck" the TV series will be penned by "MADtv" vets Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, and is described as a family comedy about a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother’s kids in a very childish way.  Will Packer will exec-produce alongside Cragg and Bradley. With Epps in the title role, Nia Long will play his strong-willed and smart wife. If ABC likes the pilot, and it's ordered to series, I'd expect a 2015/2016 premiere - maybe as a companion piece »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Pilot News: Survivor's Remorse Star Mike Epps Is ABC's Uncle Buck

3 March 2015 2:30 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

ABC has found its Uncle Buck, casting Survivor’s Remorse actor Mike Epps in the title role of its upcoming comedy pilot, our sister site Deadline reports.

Adapted from the 1989 film starring John Candy, Uncle Buck centers on a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother’s kids in a very childish way.

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Nia Long (House of Lies) has also joined the cast, playing the strong-willed, intelligent wife of Buck’s brother.

Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley (MADtv) will pen the pilot, »

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The 'Saturday Night Live' story told through its sketches

12 February 2015 6:05 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

On the eve of its 40th anniversary special (though the anniversary itself isn't until October), what is left to say about "Saturday Night Live"? There have been multiple books written about the show, several documentaries, countless essays — riding the never-ending roller-coaster between "Saturday Night Dead" and "Saturday Night Lives Again!" — best-ofs, worst-ofs, and every other kind of list you can think of. I don't know that anything I write over the next few pages will provide new insight into one of the most influential comedy shows ever made, but I wondered if you could tell the story of the show — through good times and bad, through revolutions and evolutions and retrenchments — by looking at its sketches. I wound up picking 21 in all: some among the show's most famous, some obscure but important. These aren't meant as a definitive breakdown of the best "SNL" ever had to offer, but as a »

- Alan Sepinwall

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ABC Orders Uncle Buck Adaptation and Family Fortune Pilot From 30 Rock & Chelsea Lately Writers

2 February 2015 9:08 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Overshadowed by the little thing that was Super Bowl Sunday was the news that ABC has ordered two more pilots for the 2015-16 season, one of them being a TV adapatation of the 1989 John Hughes film Uncle Buck, which famously starred John Candy in the titular role and Macaulay Culkin as his nephew, Miles. Uncle Buck comes from Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley of MADtv and is described as “as a family comedy about a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother’s kids in a very childish way.” Will Packer will also serve as an executive producer alongside Cragg and Bradley. Uncle Buck is only the most recent film-to-tv pilot to be ordered in the past couple weeks. NBC has already ordered a pilot based on the 1990 film Problem Child, while CBS has greenlit pilots inspired by both Rush Hour and »

- Chris King

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ABC orders pilot for TV version of 1989 comedy movie Uncle Buck

2 February 2015 2:17 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

ABC has ordered a pilot for the TV adaptation of Uncle Buck.

The show will be based on the 1989 film of the same name, which starred John Candy as an irresponsible, childish man who learns how to behave like an adult after taking care of his brother's children.

According to TV Line, the pilot will be a family comedy following the same story as the film.

It will be penned by Mad TV writers Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, with Will Packer executive producing alongside them.

Uncle Buck will be the second attempt at a TV spin-off of the film, with the first effort by CBS in 1990 cancelled following a brief run.

The families of Uncle Buck director John Hughes and actor Candy previously announced that they were unhappy with plans to revive the character.

ABC has also ordered a pilot for Family Fortune, which will star Chelsea Lately's »

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Pilot News: ABC Orders Uncle Buck Adaptation, Gay Gym Teacher Comedy

1 February 2015 1:37 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

ABC tackled another pair of pilot orders this Super Bowl Sunday — including a small-screen adaptation of the 1989 John Candy starrer Uncle Buck.

Penned by MADtv vets Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, Uncle Buck is described as a family comedy about a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother’s kids in a very childish way. Will Packer will exec-produce alongside Cragg and Bradley.

ABC also ordered Family Fortune, penned by Matt Hubbard (30 Rock) and Fortune Feimster (Chelsea Lately), the latter of whom will also star as a popular gym teacher who comes »

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Exclusive Portrait: Patton Oswalt For His Book ‘Silver Screen Fiend’

18 January 2015 9:31 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Raconteur, comedian and Twitter star Patton Oswalt has a new book out, entitled “Silver Screen Fiend.” In it, he chronicles his love for the movies and how it shaped his worldview. He appeared at North Central College in Naperville, Ill., at an event sponsored by Anderson’s Bookshop.

Patton Oswalt was born in Virginia, and graduated from the College of William and Mary there. He began his stand-up career in the 1990s, and worked for “MADtv’ shortly thereafter. He has made his mark in film, notably as the voice of Remy in Walt Disney’s “Ratatouille.” On TV, he was a recurring character on “The King of Queens,” “Two and Half Men,” “Reno 911!,” and currently is the narrator voice on “The Goldbergs” and appears on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim series “The Heart, She Holler.”

Oswalt was at North Central College at the Anderson’s Bookshop event, moderated by »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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NBC Orders 3 Comedy Pilots From ‘Hot in Cleveland,’ ‘Mad TV,’ ‘Office’ Producers

14 January 2015 7:40 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBC has ordered three new pilots from Universal Television. From producers behind “Hot in Cleveland,” “Mad TV” and “The Office,” they center on employees of a big box store, empty-nesters and a neighborhood blogger.

From Universal and writers/excecutive producers Steven Cragg (“Mad TV”) and Brian Bradley (“Scrubs”), with executive producer David Janollari (“Six Feet Under”), comes single-cam comedy “How We Live.” It follows an anthropologist blogger who moves to the suburbs with his wife and quickly discovers the fascinating habitat and mating rituals of a new undiscovered species: his suburban friends and neighbors.

See photos: 11 Outrageous Ron Swanson Lines »

- Jethro Nededog

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Josh Gad Might Play Roger Ebert in Russ & Roger Go Beyond

5 January 2015 7:17 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Last night, millions of viewers got to know the real Roger Ebert through CNN’s TV premiere of the documentary Life Itself. Soon enough, they’ll also get a dramatic portrayal of the late film critic in Russ & Roger Go Beyond. The movie is an extended account of one part of Ebert’s life featured briefly in the doc, his co-writing of the screenplay for Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Russ Meyer‘s 1970 cult classic satire/sequel to Valley of the Dolls. Last summer, Will Ferrell was announced for the co-titular role of Russ, and now Josh Gad has been named to play Roger. Hollywood Elsewhere’s Jeff Wells scooped the news from producer David Permut at an event over the weekend, but there’s nothing official yet. The Wrap reports this morning that Gad has not signed on, nor has he even read the script, which is by Emmy-winning sitcom and sketch comedy writer Chris Cluess »

- Christopher Campbell

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