Grown-Up ‘Punky’ on Peacock

Punky Brewster is all grown up and back on television.

Soleil Moon Frye reprises her starring role in a 10-episode revival of Punky Brewster on Peacock, tomorrow, February 25.

The original sitcom, which ran for 88 episodes over four seasons (1984-1988), the first two on NBC and the last two in syndication, centered on Punky, a bright young girl raised by a foster dad (Police Academy’s George Gaynes).

Here’s the first five minutes from the show’s 1984 debut:

Fast-forward 35 years and Punky is a single mother of three trying to get her life back on track. She then meets Izzy (Quinn Copeland), a foster child who reminds her of her younger self.

The returning cast includes Cherie Johnson (Cherie).

The new Punky Brewster also stars Freddie Prinze Jr. as Punky’s ex-husband, Travis, along with Noah Cottrell, Oliver De Los Santos and Lauren Lindsey Donzis.

Frye does double-duty as an executive producer.

You can watch the original 88 original episodes for free on Peacock or; or buy episodes for $1.99 from Google Play or Amazon.

Peacock offers thousands of hours of programming for free with commercials. There is also an ad-based premium plan for $4.99/month and an almost ad-free option for $9.99/month. Both come with seven-day free trials.

(Top image: The cast of the new ‘Punky Brewster.’ Source: YouTube video)

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