In this edition of TV Bits:
- Peaky Blinders movie might lead to TV spin-offs
- Meet the cast of Mike Flanagan‘s upcoming Netflix horror series The Midnight Club
- Watch the Punky Brewster revival series trailer
- The Wonder Years reboot picked up at ABC
- Shrill‘s third season will be its last
- And more.
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Even though new original programming won’t be arrival on the new streaming service Peacock for several months, NBCUniversal isn’t wasting any time teasing what will be in store for subscribers looking for new shows to binge. Today, Peacock released a Punky Brewster teaser and and Saved By the Bell trailer for the revivala of the classic sitcoms from 1980s and 1990s. If we weren’t overloaded with nostalgia already, this will certainly push us closer to the brink. Read More »
Posted on Sunday, January 12th, 2020 by Fred Topel
NBC’s upcoming streaming service The Peacock was not represented at NBC Universal’s day before the Television Critics Association. The Peacock will feature revivals of classic NBC sitcoms Punky Brewster and Saved By the Bell, but NBC’s head of program planning and strategy, Jeff Bader, discussed another series that might get revived as well.
Speaking with /Film, Bader said the ‘90s time travel series Quantum Leap is another title under consideration and spoke about what led to the Punky Brewster and Saved by the Bell revivalson The Peacock. Read More »
I guess the TV reboot/revival thing is still happening, because Punky Brewster reboot is now in the works. In the original series, abandoned kid Punky Brewster (Soleil Moon Frye) and her dog Brandon took up residence in vacant apartment building somewhere in Chicago. The building’s somewhat grumpy manager, Henry Warnimont (George Gaynes), then became Punky’s foster father. Shenanigans ensued. The Punky Brewster will bring Soleil Moon Frye back as Punky, now with a child of her own. I can only assume shenanigans will ensue once again.
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Kagan McLeod created this illustration featuring the mant actors and actresses from the past years of multi-camera sitcom history. How many of the 50 characters do you reccognize? Answer key on the National Post.