Universal TV’s “Uncle Buck” will return to CBS’ primetime schedule Jan. 26, replacing MTM TV’s “You Take The Kids” when that sitcom finishes its limited six-episode run on the network.
CBS said it will announce future plans for “Kids,” which stars Nell Carter, after meeting with the producers of the show. The series has averaged a slim 7.0 rating, 13 share in Nielsen, holding down the difficult 8 p.m. Saturday slot.
“Buck” returns after being moved from Monday at 8 – where it was a reasonably solid performer – to Friday to make room for “Evening Shade,” resulting in a disastrous ratings decline. CBS announced a full-season pickup on the show prior to that scheduling shift.