Nia Long to Star in 'Uncle Buck' Reboot Featuring All Black Cast

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Nia Long is set to star in an Uncle Buck reboot that will feature an all black cast. Mike Epps will play the role of Uncle Buck. Nia Long will portray Alexis in the upcoming ABC comedy.

According to a report from Time magazine, ABC is remaking the 1989 John Candy film into a TV series.

The publication adds that "Uncle Buck (Mike Epps) is a fun loving but irresponsible guy who needs a job and a place to stay. By happy coincidence, his nieces and nephew’s Nanny has just quit and his brother and sister-in-law need his help. His unconventional personality just may make him the right fit for the family and they may be the answer to his problems, too."

Uncle Buck comes to ABC on the heels of several dramas. Shonda Rhimes’ The Catch, Don Johnson’s untitled oil boom project, biblical saga Of Kings and Prophets, FBI thriller Quantico, anthology series Wicked City, and the Joan Allen-starring project The Family will all premiere as part of the new lineup.

Nia Long is best known for her TV roles on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Third Watch. She has been in several films including Big Momma's House and its sequel. She is the mom of two sons--one of whom she shares with partner Ime Udoka.

Does Uncle Buck sound like a great new comedy for ABC? With Michael Epps and Nia Long, the cast is off to a great start.

Did you see the original film starring John Candy?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.