Academy AwardsTelevision executives want to party like it's 1989.

On the heels of the news that NBC is considering a TV sequel to "Say Anything" comes a report from Variety that ABC wants to turn John Candy's 1989 comedy "Uncle Buck" into a series. If it goes through, it would actually the second time "Uncle Buck" was adapted for television; CBS tried in 1990, but the sitcom quickly fizzled.

In the original movie, Candy played a gambling, ne'er-do-well bachelor who has to watch his brother's three rowdy kids. In the CBS series, Buck gained custody of the kids after his brother and sister-in-law died in a car accident.

"Uncle Buck" Is just the latest '80s-era film to be unearthed from the vault for a spin on TV. As we mentioned, NBC wanted to do that with "Say Anything," though it looks like the project will be quashed over objections from director Cameron Crowe and star John Cusack. NBC already has one 1989 film-turned-series on air in "Parenthood."

Next thing you know, we'll see babies talking, kids shrinking, and Harry meeting Sally on our television screens.

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