Recently, there has been a flurry of familiar big screen hits being targeted for the small screen. Films like Big, Rush Hour and Real Genius (to name a few) are all in various stages of development with Deadline today adding John Hughes’ 1989 comedy Uncle Buck to that list.
According to the outlet, ABC and Universal TV are developing “Uncle Buck” as a half-hour, multi-camera series with Will Packer (Think Like a Man, About Last Night) on board as an executive producer. Brian Bradley and Steven Cragg are attached to script and will also executive produce alongside Packer and Korin Huggins.
John Candy starred in the original film as the title character, a fun-but-immature uncle who begins to forge his own sense of responsibility when tasked with looking after his nieces and nephews.
“Uncle Buck” was previously adapted as a television series on CBS 1990. There, Kevin Meaney played the title character for what amounted to a single season of 22 episodes.