Peacock's Punky Brewster Sequel Cancelled After One Season

Peacock's Punky Brewster reboot series starring Soleil Moon Frye is not returning for season two. See which other 2021 TV shows have been renewed or cancelled.

By Samantha Bergeson Aug 20, 2021 8:47 PMTags
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Punky Brewster is no more.

Peacock's reboot of the classic 1980s sitcom has been cancelled after just one season, E! News confirmed on Friday, Aug. 20. Original child star Soleil Moon Frye had reprised her titular role for the short-lived sequel series. 

"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 series followed a grown-up Punky as a single mother of three who mentors a fellow foster care alum. Cherie Johnson returned as Punky's bestie, with newcomer Quinn Copeland co-starring as Punky's protége. Freddie Prinze Jr. played Punky's ex-husband, with Lauren Donzis, Oliver De Los Santos and Noah Cottrell rounding out the ensemble cast.

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Moon Frye previously told E! News that the reboot had "so much of the heart of what the original had," while still modernizing the sitcom.

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"We have really tried to keep it authentically like the O.G. Punky, and it's still got spunk, and it's still got fun and it's still got humor but it also has the realness and authenticity of the original," Moon Frye added. "And for that, I am so proud."

Check the status of more of your favorite shows to see which are cancelled and renewed below. 

Renewed: Grey's Anatomy (ABC)

Grey's Anatomy has been renewed for a 19th season at ABC.

Canceled: I Know What You Did Last Summer (Prime Video)

According to reports, Prime Video has canceled I Know What You Did Last Summer after one season.

Renewed: We're Here (HBO)

We're Here will return for a third season on HBO.

Renewed: Yellowjackets (Showtime)

We've got some buzz-worthy news for you! Showtime has renewed Yellowjackets for a second season.

Renewed: American Dad (TBS)

On Dec. 16, TBS announced that American Dad will return for not one, but two more seasons. The comedy series was picked up for seasons 18 and 19 ahead of the Jan. 24 premiere of season 17 on TBS.

Renewed: CSI: Las Vegas (CBS)

The Las Vegas crime lab will stay open for business, as CBS has renewed CSI: Las Vegas for a second season.

Renewed: Why Women Kill (Paramount+)

Why Women Kill will return for a third season on Paramount+. The streamer confirmed the news on Dec. 15.

Ending: Servant (Apple TV+)

On Dec. 14, M. Night Shyamalan confirmed that Servant will end following its fourth season.

Canceled: Diary of a Future President (Disney+)

In December, Diary of a Future President was canceled by Disney+ after two seasons.

Canceled: Cowboy Bebop (Netflix)

Netflix announced on Dec. 9 that the bounty hunters will unfortunately not be returning for season two.

Renewed: Power Book II: Ghost (Starz)

Starz announced on Dec. 7 that James "Ghost" St. Patrick will continue his legacy in season three of Power Book II: Ghost.

Renewed: The Sex Lives of College Girls (HBO Max)

On Dec. 7, HBO Max announced that Kimberly Finkle (Pauline Chalamet) and her roommate girl gang will attend Essex College for another semester filled with coffee shop shifts and naked shenanigans in season two of The Sex Lives of College Girls.

Renewed: Outer Banks (Netflix)

Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline and the rest of the cast of Outer Banks are heading back to paradise as Netflix announced the hit-drama would be renewed for a third season on Dec. 7

Canceled: A.P. Bio (Peacock)

Class will no longer be in session for A.P. Bio. After the comedy was canceled at NBC after two seasons, A.P. Bio found a new home on Peacock. However, on Dec. 6, creator Mike O'Brien announced that the NBCUniversal streaming service did not renew the show for a fifth season.

Canceled: Kevin Can F**k Himself (AMC)

In November, it was announced that Kevin Can F**k Himself will end after its second season.

Renewed: Men in Kilts (Starz)

Season two of the travel show will follow Outlander's Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish as they explore New Zealand.

Ending: PEN15 (Hulu)

The hilarious Hulu comedy will come to end after season two resumes on Friday, Dec. 3.

Renewed: Chucky (Syfy and USA Network)

Chucky will continue to be the stuff of nightmares, as Syfy and USA Network renewed the hit horror show for a second season.

Renewed: We Are Lady Parts (Peacock)

We Are Lady Parts will continue to rock on thanks to a second season. Peacock confirmed the renewal news on Monday, Nov. 22.

Ending: Queen Sugar (OWN)

Queen Sugar's seventh season will be its last on OWN.

Renewed: The D'Amelio Show (Hulu)

The D'Amelio Show will return for a second season, Hulu announced in November 2021.

Renewed: Selena + Chef (HBO Max)

Selena Gomez will continue cooking up a storm as her HBO Max series, Selena + Chef, has been renewed for a fourth season.

Ending: Search Party (HBO Max)

In November 2021, it was revealed that Search Party will come to an end after its fifth season.

Renewed: Fantasy Island (Fox)

Viewers will be able to check back into Fantasy Island when the drama's second season premieres in 2022.

Ending: Hanna (Prime Video)

The upcoming third season of Hanna will be the show's last.

Renewed: Heels (Starz)

The wrestling drama starring Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig will return for a second season at Starz.

Renewed: Succession (HBO)

The Roy family drama will continue, as Succession has been renewed for a fourth season.

Renewed: You (Netflix)

Netflix has renewed You for a fourth season, the streaming service confirmed on Oct. 13.

Renewed: The Other Two (HBO Max)

The Other Two will return for a third season on HBO Max.

Ending: Derry Girls (Netflix)

Derry Girls will come to an end after three seasons, creator Lisa McGee confirmed in September 2021.

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