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Uncle Buck 

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An unreliable man-child takes care of his brother's kids.
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Series cast summary:
Mike Epps ...  Buck Russell 8 episodes, 2016
James Lesure ...  Will Russell 8 episodes, 2016
Iman Benson ...  Tia Russell 8 episodes, 2016
Sayeed Shahidi ...  Miles Russell 8 episodes, 2016
Aalyrah Caldwell ...  Maizy Russell 8 episodes, 2016
Nia Long ...  Alexis Russell 8 episodes, 2016
Pernilla Pernilla ...  Seamstress 8 episodes, 2016
Charlie Hulse ...  Party Goer 3 episodes, 2016
Tony T. Roberts ...  Cy 2 episodes, 2016
Cache Melvin Cache Melvin ...  young Nia Long 2 episodes, 2016
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An unreliable man-child takes care of his brother's kids.

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14 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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ABC has passed on a second season of Uncle Buck. Series actor James Lesure announced the news Wednesday July 6, 2016 via Twitter. This marks the second short lived series based on the 1989 film starring the legendary, and deceased John Candy. See more »

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very network sitcomy
8 July 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Uncle Buck (Mike Epps) is a hard-partying slacker. His brother Will Russell (James Lesure) and wife Alexis (Nia Long) are having trouble with their kids Tia, Miles, and Maizy after moving from Atlanta to Chicago. They need an emergency babysitter and Will suggests Buck. Instead of meeting his girlfriend's father for a job, Buck eagerly accepts babysitting. Buck gets thrown out and is jobless. Alexis asks him to stay with the family.

This is the definition of network TV sitcom. The movie connection does not help. In fact, it hurts terribly. It looks bad by comparison. It feels derivative. Some may compare it to Black-ish and this show doesn't come off well. It's nice to have another black family on network TV but that's about it. The characters are nice and unoriginal. If one forgets about the movie connection, this is functional network TV.


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