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ABC Cancels ‘Uncle Buck’

This Second Remake of the Classic John Candy Theatrical Had an Eight Episode Run

“Uncle Buck,” the second sitcom spin-off from the 1989 John Candy theatrical of the same name, has been canceled by ABC. Series star James Lesure tweeted the news on Wednesday, one day after the now series-finale aired. Debuting on June 14, ABC aired two episodes of “Uncle Buck” in the Tuesday 9 p.m. ET hour each week.

“Uncle Buck” is the latest remake getting its walking papers, following “Minority Report,” “The Muppets,” “Limitless” and “Rush Hour” this season. Coming up in the remake department in 2016-17 are dramas “MacGyver” and “Training Day” on CBS and “Lethal Weapon” and “The Exorcist” on Fox. Good luck!

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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