The “Punky Brewster” revival is dead.
Peacock has canceled the Soleil Moon Frye comedy after just one season on the air. The cast and crew wanted to return for more, says The Hollywood Reporter, but the streamer seemingly decided it wasn’t helping pay the bills and gave it the chop.
“Punky Brewster was a beloved series that tackled meaningful storylines with so much heart,” said Lisa Katz, president, scripted, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “It was a bright light for so many viewers and we are forever grateful to Universal Studio Group, the producers, the cast and crew and especially to Soleil Moon Frye for reigniting the Punky Power within everyone.”
The reboot aired in February with a 10-episode first season. Moon Frye reprised her role from the ’80s classic alongside Cherie Johnson, back as Punky’s best friend, and Freddie Prinze Jr as Punky’s ex-husband.