Soleil Moon Frye won’t be coming back to turn our worlds around again.
In the revival of the 1980s NBC sitcom, Punky (played by Frye) was a former photojournalist who owned her own photography studio (just as her late foster father Henry did). She also was the divorced mother of three — daughter Hannah (Liv and Maddie‘s Lauren Lindsey Donzis) and sons Diego (Noah Cottrell) and Daniel (Oliver De Los Santos) — who was sorting through her feelings for her ex-hubby Travis (Freddie Prinze Jr.) as they amicably co-parented.
Cherie Johnson also returned as Punky’s ageless bestie Cherie, a lesbian with a fiancee named Lauren (Fringe‘s Jasika Nicole). Cherie introduced Punky to Izzy (Quinn Copeland), a ridiculously adorable urchin who acted like Punky did as a kid and whose mom also abandoned her.
In the Season 1 finale — which now will serve as the series finale — Punky and Izzy went before a judge to extend her time as Izzy’s foster mom and Izzy’s biological mom didn’t show, creating an opportunity for Punky to formally adopt her.
Punky Brewster is Peacock’s first half-hour comedy cancellation.