‘Punky Brewster’ Canceled After 1 Season at Peacock

Revival starred Soleil Moon Frye reprising her role from the ’80s sitcom

Punky Brewster
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Peacock has axed the “Punky Brewster” revival after one season.

The series, which saw Soleil Moon Frye reprise her role from the 1980s NBC sitcom of the same name, debuted with its 10-episode first season back in February. The show picked up with Frye’s character Punky as a single mother of three trying to get her life back on track after separating from her husband and taking in a foster child.

In addition to Frye, the “Punky” revival also brought back Cherie Johnson from the original series, adding franchise newcomers Freddie Prinze Jr. (Travis, Punky’s ex-husband), Quinn Copeland (Izzy), Noah Cottrell (Diego), Oliver De Los Santos (Daniel) and Lauren Lindsey Donzis (Hannah).

The show becomes the second Peacock series to face cancellation following the streamer’s “Brave New World” adaptation.

Steve and Jim Armogida were writers and executive producers on the series from UCP and Universal Television. Frye executive produced alongside original series creator David Duclon and Jimmy Fox of Main Event Media.


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