Uncle Buck: Season 1 (2015)

Season 1
Uncle Buck

Critics Consensus

Despite the efforts of a charming cast, Uncle Buck is a painfully predictable adaptation without enough laughs.



Critic Ratings: 20


Audience Score

User Ratings: 39
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Air date: Jun 14, 2016
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Air date: Jun 21, 2016
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Air date: Jun 28, 2016
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Critic Reviews for Uncle Buck Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (8)

ABC's Uncle Buck, finally getting on the air a year after the pilot was first sent to critics, isn't the worst show you'll see this year. It's not even the least-funny comedy. It's just unnecessary.

Jun 15, 2016 | Full Review…

How you like Uncle Buck will depend on how you respond to weird grandpas -- on TV, not in real life.

Jun 14, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Epps has his moments, the kids are well-cast and there are a few good lines. But you won't be missing much if your Tuesday nights are already reserved.

Jun 14, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

A familiar sitcom that has occasional laughs, but won't send many rushing to set a season pass.

Jun 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, the property's latest iteration doesn't provide a satisfactory or substantive answer on why Uncle Buck needed to come back to television.

Jun 15, 2016 | Full Review…

There's only so much the actors can do to overcome the subpar writing.

Jun 15, 2016 | Full Review…

Uncle Buck can be counted on for Mike Epps being there to draw chuckles even when the joke isn't that funny. So while it's not great, it's also not terrible, and it sits right there in the middle.

Jun 14, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Uncle Buck isn't nearly as reprehensible as I worried it might be.

Jun 15, 2016 | Full Review…

The new sitcom isn't bad, it's just bland; low-impact, lightweight, and nothing to write (or tweet) home about. It's too bad for Epps, who does his best with a limited role.

Jun 15, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Uncle Buck is messier and broader than most. Creators Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley offer certain updates - a subplot involves mild sexting - but the basic premise has all the nuance of a folding chair.

Jun 14, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Uncle Buck: Season 1

  • Jul 23, 2016
    Yes, a bit predictable, but Mike Epps is too funny, he saves this show. Truly, a good down-to-earth tv show.
  • Jul 21, 2016
    All the Actors are good on film. I like it with Uncle Buck really being the center of laughs and just feeling good. We need more good feeling shows.
  • Jul 17, 2016
    I love this show please bring back a season 2
  • Jul 12, 2016
    I'm disgusted by the ratings and comments by rottentomatoes if it was a white show it would be soooooo funny
  • Jul 06, 2016
    This is a light hearted, family oriented comedy. Why do the networks give up on good shows? Maybe try changing the time slots and days before axing this whole show. I don't think that any network has an clue what people like. I'm so tired of all the Bachelor types and reality tv all summer. I've enjoyed watching UNcle Buck and I'm sad to see that the Networks have yet again canceled a perfectly good comedy. Pay attention to ratings online! Ask your viewers what they think. Please stop canceling all the family friendly shows!
  • Jul 06, 2016
    I liked the pilot, and the fifth episode wasn't as bad as the rest. The series is pretty well acted, and has a good production value. But it's not funny at all aside from the two episodes I mentioned, one laugh in the (I believe) second episode, and maybe other laughs or chuckles that I forgot. They also don't use Mike Epps enough, or well. And by enough, I mean that the show isn't really about Buck babysitting the kids. The first and fifth episodes were, and that might be why they're the best ones. If it had been renewed, it could have maybe improved. But honestly, it was consistently the top show of the night, or in the top few, in terms of viewers, so I think they cancelled it due to terrible reviews.
  • Jun 28, 2016
    This is a great show. Unfortunately the humor is not for all of America. Mike Epps is an amazing actor and comedian. The cast on the show is very talented and I hope to see this shall remain on TV for many seasons to come.
  • Jun 22, 2016
    If they had walked up to John Candy's grave and pissed on it, that would've been a better way to honor him than with this garbage. Terribly unfunny to modern ears, ears from the 80s, ears from the Golden Age of Television, and ears yet to be born.
  • Jun 14, 2016
    I liked the show. Some missed points but overall worth a watch to me. I'm a fan of Nia Long. In fact if she wasn't in the show I probably never would have bothered watching it. I never saw the original and I don't watch sticoms regullary (probably been over 8 years) so perhaps that's my bias. I will be tuning in next week.

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