Nia Long’s New ABC Comedy May Never See the Light Of Day

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ABC May Have Shelved Uncle Buck

So, what’s going on with Uncle Buck, the new ABC comedy starring Mike Epps and Nia Long? I periodically find myself looking for the show on HULU, only to come up empty handed. I finally checked the ABC press site, but that yielded little to no answers as to why the show has yet to air, despite it being screened to members of the press months ago. After a bit more digging I discovered the show has yet to be added to ABC’s winter line-up.
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Early Review: Nia Long in “Uncle Buck”

Nia Long Returns to TV in the ABC Comedy “Uncle Buck”

NIA LONG IN UNCLE BUCKNia Long fans will be pleased to hear the actress will be returning to network television next month when her new ABC comedy Uncle Buck officially makes its prime time debut. I recently got the opportunity to watch the pilot episode- and while Full House style comedies usually aren’t my thing- I found Uncle Buck mostly tolerable thanks to Nia and comedian Mike Epps.
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Trailer: Extended Preview of “Uncle Buck” Starring Nia Long

JAMES LESURE, SAYID SHAHIDI, AALYRAH CALDWELL, NIA LONG, IMAN BENSON, MIKE EPPSAs previously reported, ABC has given the greenlight to Uncle Buck, a new half-hour comedy based off the 1989 John Candy film of the same name.

The television version stars Nia Long, James Lesure, and comedian Mike Epps as the infamously bad babysitter, Uncle Buck.

ABC plans to air the show as part of a Tuesday night comedy block that includes upcoming shows The Real O’Neals and Not Tonight.
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Preview Nia Long’s New ABC Comedy ‘Uncle Buck’

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Nia Long’s new ABC pilot “Uncle Buck” has officially been picked up by the network and will begin airing this fall alongside other family friendly comedies “The Real O’Neals” and “Black-Ish.”

“Uncle Buck” is a remake of the 1989 John Candy film of the same name and co-stars James Lesure and comedian Mike Epps in the title role.
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Nia Long Nabs Role in ‘Uncle Buck’ Remake

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Nia Long is the latest Brown Sista to book a gig this pilot season. According to published reports, the 44-year old actress will join comedian Mike Epps in the ABC remake of the John Candy film “Uncle Buck.”

Nia was last seen in the short-lived WeTV drama “The Divide,” which was unfortunately cancelled after its initial eight episode run last summer. Since then Nia’s been mostly a free agent, with IMDB showing her only upcoming role as that of Jordan in the third iteration of “The Best Man” franchise.
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Yaya DaCosta Lands New Role + Nia Long Loses One

While Yaya DaCosta is celebrating landing yet another coveted acting role, actress Nia Long is doing just the opposite, having learned her WEtv drama “The Divide” will not been renewed for a second season.

Yaya, who just wrapped up principle shooting on Lifetime’s Whitney Houston biopic, recently revealed via her Instagram page that she will be co-starring in the upcoming 1970’s gangster flick “The Nice Guys,” which stars Ryan Gosling (Only God Forgives, Drive) and Russell Crowe (Noah, Man of Steele).
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