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'Uncle Buck' coming to television, again

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Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck is coming back for a second serving on the small screen.

The 1989 John Hughes comedy starring John Candy is being developed again for TV, EW has confirmed, this time by ABC. Former MADtv writers Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley have created a new spin on the childish babysitter for Universal TV that will be executive produced by film producer Will Packer (No Good Deed).

CBS previously had their own TV remake in the 1990-1991 season starring Kevin Meaney in the title role. However, in that version Buck is named guardian to his nieces and nephew after his brother and sister-in-law die in a car accident. The show only lasted one season after both negative reviews and poor ratings.