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Great, Now ABC Thinks It Can Remake Uncle Buck for TV

Honestly, is nothing sacred? On the same day NBC shelved a potential follow-up series to the 1989 classic film Say Anything, Variety reports that ABC is attempting to make an Uncle Buck series happen.

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Kaitlin Thomas

Honestly, is nothing sacred?

On the same day NBC shelved a potential follow-up series to the 1989 classic film Say AnythingVariety reports that ABC is attempting to make an Uncle Buck series happen.

Before I go any further, do I need to make a list of projects from the '80s (and '90s) that are off limits? Because I'm totally willing to do that. I will put in the necessary time and effort as long as it means my beloved childhood films remain untouched by the grubby hands of money-hungry TV execs.

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Of course, this isn't the first time a network has attempted an Uncle Buck TV series. CBS adapted the 1989 John Hughes film, which starred John Candy as an immature bachelor who has to take care of his brother's children, for TV in 1990. Starring Kevin Meaney, the series lasted one season before it was eventually given the ax. 

Written by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley (MADtv), ABC has given the potential project a script order. Ride Along producer Will Packer is also on board to executive-produce alongside Cragg and Bradley.

Sadly, unlike the Say Anything ordeal, neither Uncle Buck's writer-director nor star are alive to voice their objections to the project. So here's hoping Macaulay Culkin and Gaby Hoffmann, who also co-starred in the film, share their two cents on the remake.

What do you think? Is an Uncle Buck series a bad idea?

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