Uncle Buck: Season 1 (2015)


Season 1
Uncle Buck

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

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Critic Ratings: 20

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User Ratings: 40

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Air date: Jun 14, 2016

Street-smart Buck adjusts to suburban life with his brother's family, who slowly come to appreciate his unconventional solutions to child-rearing in the first half of this combined series-opener episode. In the second half, Buck helps Maizy overcome her shyness and hustle her way to becoming the top seller of Sunny Scout cookies after Alexis and Will fail to motivate their daughter to break out of her shell.

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Air date: Jun 14, 2016

Alexis and Will try to help Maizy overcome her shyness in order to sell Sunny Scout cookies. But when they fail to motivate her, Uncle Buck steps in to encourage his niece to break out of her shell and hustle her way to the top.

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Air date: Jun 21, 2016

Alexis is in for a bumpy ride after insisting she tag along on Buck's first day as a nanny, which includes dealing with a cranky principal, searching for gluten-free cupcakes, and staging a small break-in to obtain special food for the family's dog. Meanwhile, Will tries to prove he's up to the task of caring for a sick child.

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Air date: Jun 21, 2016

Will gets jealous when his office buddies take an immediate and strong liking to Buck; and Alexis tries to outshine the snooty president of her college sorority alumna by forcing her reluctant kids to compete in a lip-sync battle.

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Air date: Jun 28, 2016

Miles gets in trouble with Alexis for attempting a risky stunt for his YouTube channel. But before his punishment begins, Buck decides to throw a "going to jail" party for the kid, which ends up getting ruined by a call to the police by a weird neighbor.

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Air date: Jun 28, 2016

Buck's multitasking skills are put to the test as he tries to guide Tia, Miles and Maizy through various crises, while at the same time honoring a tradition of watching the Bulls game with his buddy Cy. Elsewhere, Will and Alexis go out to celebrate their anniversary.

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Air date: Jul 5, 2016

Will and Alexis arrive home to a house in complete chaos. But getting to the bottom of what happened proves difficult when Buck and the children each provide a different version of events.

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Buck takes the whole family back to his and Will's old South Side neighborhood in order to show the kids what their childhood was really like in the Season 1 finale.

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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…
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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

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…
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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…

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…

Epps is deprived of the sort of good writing that would showcase his talent well.

Jun 14, 2016 | Full Review…

Oh, ABC's Uncle Buck isn't the worst thing ever, but it is predictable and pat, going down all the expected avenues. It's entirely skippable.

Jun 14, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Uncle Buck: Season 1

  • Feb 19, 2020
    ABC have created uncle Buck the TV show it's not the first time they did it though they did it before in the 90s and it also lasted 13 episodes....... look you don't take such an iconic character played by such an iconic actor take everything people know about that character turn it upside down and create a TV show and do it with a black cast It's Not A racial thing what's so ever nor am I saying don't use a black cast ever for a remake..... Basically what I am saying is if you're going to remake something you better be damn good because uncle Buck is a classic and nobody can hold a torch to John Candy. Like a look at it this way uncle book is loud large I lovable bear. Basically uncle book Annie The Little Mermaid are characters. Golden Girls, Married with Children, The Nanny ..... are a good premise for a show I could see any four coloured wome Mexican women Irish women Jewish women Italian women basically any race women play The Golden Girls ensemble of four older women. But I couldn't see them play the actual character that were written for Bea Auther ,Rue McClanahan, Betty White and so on do you get where I'm going with this...... let's remake the girls and girls for a second and let's cast Roseanne as blanche devereaux she acts like Blanche she speaks like Blanche she's not Blanche ... You get where I'm going. If you're going to remake something be original be different be bold don't make other people's fairytales make your own fairy tales.
  • 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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