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Nia Long Lands ‘Uncle Buck’ Pilot

More diversity is headed to the ABC line-up.

We announced in October that Will Packer had a few television series’ lined-up with NBC and ABC, among them is the 1989 film adaptation,’Uncle Buck’.

The made-for-TV reboot pegged Nia Long and comedian Mike Epps to star in the pilot with Epps carrying the lead as Uncle Buck Russell and Long portraying his sister-in-law, Alexis Russell.

Alexis is the founder of a nonprofit program with a focus on mentoring at-risk girls, while Buck is a man-child challenged with the lesson of becoming an adult by babysitting his brother’s children when the family is in need of help.

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