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ABC Pulls The Plug on ‘Uncle Buck’

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Well that was fast. Just when we were starting to like ABC’s new comedy Uncle Buck, it’s been announced that the network has canceled the show. The news was announced Wednesday morning by star James Lesure, and confirmed by ABC.

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According to Deadline, the Will Packer produced series had respectable ratings (3.8 million) over its four-week eight-episode run.

The single-camera comedy starring Lesure and Mike Epps centered on Buck Russell (Epps), a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of the kids of his younger yet more accomplished brother Will (Lesure). Nia Long played Will’s wife in the project from Universal TV and Will Packer Productions.

This marks Packer’s second TV show to be canceled during it first season. Last year his NBC comedy Truth Be Told was not picked-up for a second season, after it’s mid-summer run.

Packer however has several other TV projects in the works including, the comedy My Friend 50, featuring 50 Cent, and drama The Diplomats at Fox; as well as Bonita & Mechelle, with Eva Longoria producing, and the drama Buckhead, both at NBC.

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