Just a day since NBC tried and immediately failed to develop a Say Anything... comedy series, now ABC too will attempt to make us look back at 1989 every week with a sitcom based on John Hughes' Uncle Buck. Because they'd like to see that film's director and star try to bitch about it on Twitter.
According to Deadline, Universal Television is developing the project with Will Packer, the producer behind the Ride Along and Think Like A Man franchises. Like the original John Candy film--and perhaps more notably, also like the single-season 1990 CBS sitcom adaptation of the original John Candy film--the multi-camera series will see a hard-living, sleazy, immature slob forced to take care of his brother's children. Of all ways to watch kids forced to deal with the loss of their parents, clearly this will be the most hilarious.