Despite protests from the families of John Hughes and John Candy that have been lodged ever since the project was first announced, ABC is still pursuing a television adaptation of 1989’s Uncle Buck. But now Entertainment Weekly reports that the network is pursuing a strategy that has proven repeatedly to spark no such protests: remaking it with an all-black cast.

In the original, Candy played the titular uncle who makes his living at the racetrack, and his pancakes with a snow shovel. A family emergency leaves Buck in charge of his nieces and nephew (a pre-Home Alone Macaulay Culkin), who eventually come around to appreciating their uncle’s charms. CBS already tried remaking the film as a sitcom in 1990 with comedian Kevin Meaney, which likely plays into the families of Hughes and Candy balking at another reboot.

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There haven’t been any casting announcements for ABC’s version yet. And it’s worth noting that Uncle Buck could still wind up spending a pilot carting the kids around, before driving away in a plume of exhaust, without a series pickup.