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Uncle Buck

Uncle Buck

Photo Credit:  ABC / Mitchell Haaseth
  • Premiered: 
    June 14, 2016
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the 1989 movie and an updated version of Uncle Buck 
  • Subject Matter: Family
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Plot Synopsis

Based on John Hughes' 1989 movie of the same name, this comedy series centers on Uncle Buck, 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, Will and Alexis, 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 premiered on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 9-10pm ET/PT, as ABC premiered back-to-back new episodes. In the series opener (9pm), "Pilot," Will and Alexis are wary of Buck's questionable parenting skills, but his unique perspective and street smarts provide some unconventional solutions to raising their three rambunctious kids, who typically make a hobby of terrorizing their nannies. Like most teenagers, Tia is resentful of her mother and feels neglected when Alexis starts a new job. Miles and Maizy are wise beyond their years, each with their own common love of pushing boundaries and testing the adults in their lives. Buck will attempt to apply his "know how" from the 'hood, as he transitions to his new life in the 'burbs. But it's definitely going to take more than hustle and charm to win over and earn respect from this family. Then, in the night's second episode (9:30pm), "Li'l Scarface," Alexis and Will try to help Maizy overcome her shyness in order to sell Sunny Scout cookies. Mom does her best to teach Maizy the valuable lesson of following the rules by selling cookies the right way, while Dad just wants to get rid of them by any means possible. When both plans fail, Buck jumps in to help Maizy break out of her shell and hustle her way to the top -- as only he can.
On Tuesday, July 5, 2016 from 9-10pm ET/PT, ABC premiered the season finale of UNCLE BUCK, showing back-to-back new episodes. In the night's first new episode (9pm), "The Interrogation," Will and Alexis return from a day out to find the house in complete chaos, with a broken window, a wading pool full of ice, a disabled wood chipper and a small fire burning in the yard. But when they try to get to the bottom of things, Buck and the kids all have different versions about what really happened. Then, in the season finale (9:30pm), "Block Party," Buck takes the whole family back to his and Will's old South Side neighborhood after he realizes the kids have no idea what life growing up there was really like.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Universal Television
  • Produced by ABC Studios
  • In association with Will Packer Productions