‘Punky Brewster’ Sequel With Soleil Moon Frye Is Officially Happening

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It’s safe to say that television and movie reboots are officially back in style. It’s been said that “there are no new ideas” and it seems like Hollywood is really taking that into account. Between Fuller House, Will & Grace, Charmed, Veronica Mars and Twilight Zone, there’s a TV reboot for everyone. People loved these shows years and years ago, so why wouldn’t they love them now?

You may love the idea of reboots or you may hate it – regardless, they’re here to stay. It seems like every time there’s breaking news about a TV show, it’s to say that a popular TV show from the ’80s or ’90s is getting a second life.

The latest TV show to come back to the small screen?

Punky Brewster. 

Yep, the beloved show starring everyone’s favorite pig-tailed kid is officially getting a sequel, and Soleil Moon Frye herself is attached to the project. Keep reading to find out more about it!

It makes sense for Hollywood to want to reboot old TV shows with built-in fanbases, instead of working to build something from the ground up.

Sure, they may seem super popular as of late, but they’ve always happened. There are some TV shows and movies that you probably don’t even know are reboots.

Some younger generations might not realize that Queer Eye is a reboot.

Who remembers Queer Eye for the Straight Guy?

And there are so many! Where to even begin? It feels like reboots pop up constantly. Let’s take a look at some reboots that have happened, or are currently happening.

24: Legacy

Though it only lasted one season, Jack Bauer graced the small screen once again in 2017, to the delight of everyone’s dad.

Nickelodeon is bringing back All That.

All That was a staple of being a ’90s kid. It helped launch the careers of Kenan Thompson and Amanda Bynes, and was an excellent children’s sketch comedy show. Will the new show be as great as the old one was? Only time will tell.

Blue’s Clues

Everyone’s favorite animated blue dog is officially coming back! There’s a new host and everything. Who else watched this show for far too long? Just me? Cool.

Breaking Bad is getting a movie.

It’s rare that a show gets it right all the way through, but Breaking Bad just might be that show. Is a sequel necessary? Some may think the spin-off, Better Call Saul, is enough. But Breaking Bad is getting a feature-length sequel, which will appear on Netflix.


In 2018, Charmed got a reboot on The CW. In January 2019, it was announced that this witchy show would get a second season.


The original MacGyver was an action-adventure TV show that aired from 1985 to 1992. In 2016, CBS rebooted the show with Lucas Till playing the title role.

The X-Files

Everyone’s favorite sci-fi show had a season 10 in 2016. Critical reception was mixed, but every die-hard X-Files fan loved the fact that Scully and Mulder were back.

But hey, not every reboot can be Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

For every great reboot like that one, there are plenty of reboots that fail…miserably. If something’s good, why can’t Hollywood just leave it alone?

Heroes Reborn

This reboot was a definite fail, garnering poor reviews and leaving Heroes fans even more disappointed than the first time around.


In 2016, The CW decided to reboot MADtv for reasons most of us will never know. It just didn’t work.

The Odd Couple

This reboot was canceled by CBS after three seasons. Which, hey, is better than just one season.

Murphy Brown

This one hurts for Murphy Brown fans out there. The reboot premiered in September 2018, and was canceled on May 10, 2019.

As a society, we will never be able to escape reboots. Every successful show will probably have one. This is just the world we live in now.

People go into these new shows with preconceived opinions and ideas, based off of their love of the original show. Sometimes it sets the show up for failure.

But honestly, what does anyone expect from David Lynch other than to just always be confused and disturbed?

Nobody wants to see a beloved show get ruined! But with every new reboot announcement, there is hope.

Yes, plenty of reboots have failed, but it’s always exciting seeing something come back. Like the newest reboot to be announced, for instance…

A Punky Brewster sequel is officially in development.

NBCUniversal’s Universal Content Productions announced on Tuesday that a reboot was in the works. That’s not even the most exciting part…

Frye played the charming and quirky Punky Brewster in the original show, which aired back in 1984. Frye was just a small girl when she was cast in the show.

The sitcom followed the adventures of Punky and her new foster dad, who becomes her guardian after she’s abandoned by her parents.

It will follow an adult Punky as a single mother of three as she tries to get her life back on track. Frye will executive produce the show, along with the original series creator David Duclon and Emmy winner Jimmy Fox.

Okay, this just might be the cutest thing ever. Punky Brewster had a ton of fans.

So who knows if it’ll actually pan out or not.

The people want Punky! She’s a funny, warm, and adorable character – no wonder everyone loved her back in the day.

This nickname is a huge compliment. I wish I had been nicknamed Punky.

And may it be just as good as the original! Share this with your friend who loves TV reboots!