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Punky Power Forever! Soleil Moon Frye to Star in Punky Brewster Sequel Series

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Another TV classic is getting a refresh! A sequel series to the '80s NBC sitcom Punky Brewster is currently in development with Soleil Moon Frye reprising her original role as the titular Punky. According to Deadline, the series will be in the same vein as Disney Channel's Girl Meets World and Netflix's Fuller House, following an all-grown-up Punky as a single mother of three "trying to get her life back on track when she meets a young girl who reminds her a lot of her younger self."

The original Punky Brewster - created by David W. Duclon - chronicles the trials and tribulations of a young girl raised by her foster dad, played by George Gaynes. It ran on NBC for four seasons, earning a few Emmy nominations, and spawned a two-season animated spinoff, It's Punky Brewster, which also starred Frye.

The developing follow-up series is being
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Daily Podcast: Pretentious Movie Taste, The Batman, Halo, Punky Brewster, Magic 8-Ball, Jurassic World & X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Daily Podcast: Pretentious Movie Taste, The Batman, Halo, Punky Brewster, Magic 8-Ball, Jurassic World & X-Men: Dark Phoenix
On the June 5, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including The Batman, Halo, Punky Brewster, Magic 8-Ball, Jurassic World and X-Men: Dark Phoenix. And in Life Advice Corner, Chris will answer a question […]

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Soleil Moon Frye set to reprise her role of Punky Brewster for sequel series

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Another classic sitcom is looking to make a return to the small-screen as Deadline has reported that Ucp is developing a sequel to Punky Brewster, the 1984 series which followed a young girl growing up with a foster father. Soleil Moon Frye, who played the titular character in the original series, is set to reprise her role for the sequel. The Punky Brewster revival will once again follow…
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Punky Power Forever! Soleil Moon Frye to Star in Punky Brewster Sequel Series

Another TV classic is getting a refresh! A sequel series to the '80s NBC sitcom Punky Brewster is currently in development with Soleil Moon Frye reprising her original role as the titular Punky. According to Deadline, the series will be in the same vein as Disney Channel's Girl Meets World and Netflix's Fuller House, following an all-grown-up Punky as a single mother of three "trying to get her life back on track when she meets a young girl who reminds her a lot of her younger self."

The original Punky Brewster - created by David W. Duclon - chronicles the trials and tribulations of a young girl raised by her foster dad, played by George Gaynes. It ran on NBC for four seasons, earning a few Emmy nominations, and spawned a two-season animated spinoff, It's Punky Brewster, which also starred Frye.

The developing follow-up series is being
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‘Punky Brewster’ Sequel Series in the Works With Soleil Moon Frye

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‘Punky Brewster’ Sequel Series in the Works With Soleil Moon Frye
Universal Content Productions (Ucp) is developing a follow up series to the classic sitcom “Punky Brewster,” Variety has confirmed.

Original series star Soleil Moon Frye is attached to the new version, which would follow Punky (Frye) as a single mother of three trying to get her life back on track when she meets a young girl who reminds her a lot of her younger self.

Steve and Jim Armogida will write and executive produce the new series. Frye will also serve as executive producer along with original series creator David Duclon and Jimmy Fox of Main Event Media, an All3Media America company. Ucp will produce. The company’s recent slate includes shows like “Homecoming,” “The Act,” “The Umbrella Academy,” “Mr. Robot,” “Dirty John,” and “The Sinner.”

Punky Brewster” debuted on NBC in 1984 and ran four seasons. The series was nominated for three Emmy Awards during its run, including two for best children’s program.
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Punky Brewster Sequel Series, Starring Soleil Moon Frye, In Development

A bit of Punky Power has come to Tuesday’s news cycle: Universal Content Productions is developing a Punky Brewster sequel series, with Soleil Moon Frye on board to reprise the title role, TVLine has confirmed.

Punky Brewster originally ran from 1984 to 1988 and starred Frye as a young girl growing up with foster father Henry Warnimont. In the potential follow-up series, Punky is now a single mother of three trying to get her life back on track when she meets a young girl who reminds her a lot of her younger self.

Frye will also serve as an executive producer on the project,
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‘Punky Brewster’ Revival With Soleil Moon Frye in Development

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‘Punky Brewster’ Revival With Soleil Moon Frye in Development
A “Punky Brewster” revival is in development at Universal Content Productions, and Soleil Moon Frye is returning to star.

Moon Frye will reprise her original role from the 1980s NBC sitcom, playing the main character — but now, she’s a single mother of three trying to get her life back on track when she meets a young girl who reminds her a lot of her younger self, according to Ucp.

Frye will executive produce along with original series creator David Duclon, Steve and Jim Armogida who also write, and Jimmy Fox of Main Event Media. Ucp will produce.

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Frye rose to fame in 1984 when “Punky Brewster” premiered on NBC. The series ran four seasons and earned three Primetime Emmy nominations including two for Outstanding Children’s Program. Frye later
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"Punky Brewster" Reboot Starring Soleil Moon Frye In the Works

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Another classic sitcom is eying a return with its original star. UCP is developing Punky Brewster, a sequel to the 1984 NBC sitcom, with Soleil Moon Frye set to reprise her role as the titular character that became a pop culture icon of the 1980s.

The multi-camera original series, created by David W. Duclon, centered on Punky (Frye), a bright young girl raised by a foster dad (George Gaynes). In the multi-camera/hybrid reboot, Punky (Frye) is now a single mother of three trying to get her life back on track when she meets a young girl who reminds her a lot of her younger self.

The followup series is written and executive produced by Steve and Jim Armogida. Frye will also serve as executive producer along with Duclon and Emmy-winning producer Jimmy Fox (The Arrangement) of Main Event Media, an All3Media America company.
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'Punky Brewster' TV Sequel in the Works

Another day, another reboot.

Punky Brewster, the 1980s NBC sitcom about a young girl who is raised by a foster parent, is being revived by Universal Content Productions with original star Soleil Moon Frye set to reprise her role as the titular character. A network is not yet attached.

The TV sequel is being written and executive produced by Steve and Jim Armogida (School of Rock, Grounded for Life), with Frye also set to exec produce alongside original series creator David W. Duclon. The potential series will be produced by All3Media America's Main Event Media and Ucp.

The new ...
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Donald Trump in ‘The Apprentice’: All Seasons Now Available Free to Stream Online

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Donald Trump in ‘The Apprentice’: All Seasons Now Available Free to Stream Online
All 15 seasons of “The Apprentice” franchise, NBC’s quasi-reality TV show that catapulted Donald Trump to national fame, are now available to binge-watch online — for free.

Tubi inked a licensing pact for the show with MGM Television, giving the ad-supported VOD provider exclusive streaming rights to all 192 episodes. Tubi on Monday (May 6) is launching the full set, which includes the original Trump-fronted “The Apprentice” (6 seasons) and follow-on “Celebrity Apprentice” (8 seasons) as well as the single season of “The New Celebrity Apprentice” hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

It’s the first time that full seasons of “The Apprentice” and its offshoots have become available on any streaming service, although the show has been available on DVD. MGM, which is one of Tubi’s strategic investors, has previously licensed other titles to the startup. The studio owns the rights to “The Apprentice,” created by Mark Burnett, who is now chairman of MGM’s worldwide television group.
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Tubi & NBCUniversal Ink Streaming Pact Covering 400 Vintage TV, Film Titles

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Tubi and NBCUniversal have set a deal that will see a trove of nearly 400 vintage TV episodes and films land on the ad-supported Tubi streaming service.

The titles covered by the deal will bring a nostalgic tear to many Gen-Xer eyes. The roster includes Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, The A-Team, Punky Brewster, The Incredible Hulk, Quantum Leap and the original versions of Magnum, P.I., Battlestar Galactica, The Bionic Woman and She-Ra: Princess of Power.

The ad-supported area of streaming has gained momentum of late, with NBCUniversal announcing plans for its own service launching in 2020 on the Comcast and Sky footprints and Viacom acquiring Pluto TV.

“We’re excited to be a home to this robust library of world-class, iconic content from NBCUniversal that appeals across generations,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer at Tubi. “We are aggressively working to expand our library, and this is one of
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The Sandlot Turns 25 and Is Back in Theaters — Where's the Cast Now?

The Sandlot Turns 25 and Is Back in Theaters — Where's the Cast Now?
The Sandlot is already 25 years old? You’re killing me, Smalls!

It’s hard to believe that the beloved coming-of-age baseball classic is two and a half decades old, but to celebrate the occasion, the film is coming back to select theaters and People sat down with the cast to reminisce about making the film and what the former child actors are up to now.

Tom Guiry (Scotty Smalls)

Guiry, 36, made his big screen debut as the film’s greenest ball player, Scotty Smalls. He’s had small roles in TV and film (like: Lassie, Black Hawk Down, Mystic River,
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What is the Punky Brewster Cast Up to Today?

Sitcom “Punky Brewster” debuted on NBC in 1984 and ran in syndication through 1988. The show about a smart, funny young girl abandoned by her family but saved by a grouchy but lovable widower lives on in many memories. After Penelope “Punky” Brewster’s father leaves the family, her mother abandons Punky at a shopping center in Chicago. With just her dog, Brandon, Punky finds shelter in a nearby abandoned apartment building. Although the premise is depressing, Punky Brewster was about the huge personality of Punky and the friendships she makes as she finds happiness. Apartment manager Henry Warnimont finds Punky

What is the Punky Brewster Cast Up to Today?
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Stranger Things 2: complete Easter Egg and reference guide

Michael Ahr Oct 30, 2017

Stranger Things season 2 is filled with pop culture references and other goodies you may have missed. Here's what our Us chums found...

Warning: contains episode-by-episode spoilers.

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With a series like Stranger Things, which places a lot of weight behind its nostalgia for 80s pop culture, any hidden references, allusions, and homages become key for audience enjoyment, especially for those who were the same age back then as the kids are in the show. Whether it be a song choice with particularly appropriate lyrics, a recognisable image meant to invoke an 80s movie or TV show, or a detail harkening back to season 1, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of all the easter eggs and references here.

Did we miss any? Let us know
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This Is Why Your Favorite Character Was Written Out of Your Favorite Series

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2017-08-23T11:35:44-07:00This Is Why Your Favorite Character Was Written Out of Your Favorite Series

Everything seems to be going great for your favorite character one day, and the next he or she is suddenly gone, having been written out of the show for one odd reason or another. Here's the story behind some of TV's most notable character disappearances. Are there other characters you miss? Let us know in the comments below.

1. Susan from Seinfeld

Remember George Costanza’s fiance Susan Ross? Her character tragically and comically died in Season 7 after licking all of the envelopes from their cheap wedding invitations. According to Jason Alexander (George) and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (Elaine), Heidi Swedberg was extremely difficult to work with and Larry David decided to kill her off.

2. Charlie from Lost

If you booked the show Lost, your life would be set, right? Not for Dominic Monaghan.
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The Internet Is Collectively Melting After Watching This Emotional Short Film

Break out the tissues, because this new animated short film will have you feeling all the feelings (yes, all of them). In a Heartbeat follows a young, closeted boy as he struggles to keep his crush on another classmate a secret. This becomes rather difficult when the boy's heart literally leaps out of his chest to chase after the guy of his dreams. Not only is the film being praised for its beautiful illustrations and animation, but also its powerful message about the Lgbtq+ community: the heart wants what it wants. With so few representations of Lgbtq+ relationships in animation, people are raving about the movie's refreshing take on love. The film, which was originally produced by animators Beth David and Esteban Bravo for their senior thesis at Ringling College of Art and Design, has already received mass acclaim, including being officially selected for the 2017 Animation Shorts Film Festival and the 2017 Lgbtq Shorts Film Festival.
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Soleil Moon Frye Feels "Better Than Ever" While Showcasing 40-Pound Weight Loss on Family Vacation

Soleil Moon Frye Feels
Four kids later and Soleil Moon Frye is proud to say she feels "better than ever." As the actress continues a summer vacation in Lake Tahoe with family and close friends, the proud mom isn't afraid to wear a swimsuit. In fact, the Punky Brewster star feels more than at ease while creating family memories with plenty of activities. "I have been feeling really great this summer with my family. I love having the energy to paddle board with the kids, go tubing, and hiking. I also feel comfortable throwing on a bathing suit and jean shorts," Soleil shared with E! News exclusively. "I used to find myself hiding my body. I was the person on the beach with baggy surf shorts and a long sleeve...
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‘Despicable Me 3’ Review: A Sequel That Will Disappoint Even Diehard Minions Fans

‘Despicable Me 3’ Review: A Sequel That Will Disappoint Even Diehard Minions Fans
It’s clear from the opening minutes of “Despicable Me 3” that the popular Illumination Entertainment franchise has lost the thread on what makes the series so appealing to its target audience (you know, kids). The latest film in the expanding canon of “Despicable Me” features — which has grown to include a Minion-centric spinoff, plus more to come — gamely opens with a fart-laden studio logo before introducing the series’ newest villain, a cast-off has-been television star literally named Evil Bratt. Voiced by Trey Parker, the balding Bratt is a weirdo riff on classic ’80s TV characters like Small Wonder and Punky Brewster, complete with a sassy robot friend and a keytar he uses to play such jams as “Sussudio” and “Take on Me,” a role entirely dependent on the audience’s knowledge of the kind of roles he’s skewering. He seems unlikely to appeal to — or amuse — the younger set,
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It Came From The Tube: Mr. Boogedy (1986)

I was a teenager when ABC’s The Disney Sunday Movie aired Mr. Boogedy (1986), a haunted house tale, and I had no interest in seeing it. I was beyond such childish ventures; my horror was blood and guts and sex and probably more blood. But teenaged Scott didn’t bother to think that every horror fan starts somewhere, and at every age too – and some gateway horror is geared towards nudging the kid to the edge of the pool instead of throwing him in. If you’re looking for some fun horror water wings, Mr. Boogedy will do the trick.

Originally airing on April 20th, Mr. Boogedy did well enough against CBS’ 60 Minutes and NBC’s Punky Brewster/Silver Spoons lineups to garner a sequel the following year, Bride of Boogedy. As the ‘80s progressed, The Disney Sunday Movie didn’t quite have the same cache due to the rise of VCRs and video stores.
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This Is Us Creator on Randall’s Health, Kate’s Temptation and Rebecca’s ‘Critical’ Decision

This Is Us Creator on Randall’s Health, Kate’s Temptation and Rebecca’s ‘Critical’ Decision
A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com.

The last episode of This Is Us ended with Jack and Rebecca at a somber Pearson ceremony: A funeral. (Rebecca was merely attending, of course, while Jack was the one eternal-resting in an urn.) This week’s episode began with another pivotal Pearson ceremony, albeit one that was much more upbeat: Jack and Rebecca’s wedding. They celebrated their nuptials with a kiss on the courthouse steps and then listened to a lovely speech by everyone’s (some people’s? anyone’s?) favorite spouse of Rebecca, Miguel (Jon Huertas).

Soon after,
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