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'Punky Power' Restored as Peacock Revives '80s Icon Punky Brewster

ALSO: Clarice, Floribama Shore, Luda Can't Cook, Close Enough, She's the Boss, and more.
  • Soleil Moon Frye stars in Punky Brewster. (Peacock)
    Soleil Moon Frye stars in Punky Brewster. (Peacock)

    Holy Macanoli! Picking up 23 years after the original series went off the air, Punky Brewster is back on TV as Soleil Moon Frye returns to the role that made her famous, complete with mismatched shoes and her own brood of kids.

    Also today: Clarice attempts to prove she is fit for duty, Floribama Shore resettles in Montana and Arizona, and a new reality series introduces viewers to a real-life instant family. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:

    COMPLETE FIRST SEASON: In a continuation of the iconic 80s sitcom about a bright young girl raised by a foster dad, Punky Brewster (Soleil Moon Frye) is now a single mother of three trying to get her life back on track when she meets Izzy (Quinn Copeland), a young girl in the foster system who reminds Punky of her younger self. Cherie Johnson and Freddie Prinze Jr. costar. Watch trailer. Streaming on Peacock

    NEW EPISODE: In order to prove to Krendler (Michael Cudlitz) and the VICAP team that she's fit for duty, Clarice (Rebecca Breeds) attempts unlock a confession from the suspect in the three river murders. 10:00 PM ET on CBS

    SEASON PREMIERE: The fourth season of MTV's Floribama Shore is set to look quite a bit different as our favorite group of rowdy southerners trade in the Florida sun for the mountains of Montana and the sunshine of Lake Havasu, Arizona, where they'll be forced to face the wounds of last summer head on. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on MTV

    SERIES PREMIERE: Ludacris trades the studio for the kitchen in Luda Can't Cook, which follows the rapper/actor/restauranteur as he gets schooled in the kitchen by James Beard Award-nominated Chef Meherwan Irani. Streaming on Discovery+

    SEASON PREMIERE: Haunted couches, bulbous horses, time-travelling whiskeys, and a literal houseguest from hell are among the surprises awaiting the Close Enough gang as the adult animated series returns for Season 2. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max

    SERIES PREMIERE: The new "docucomedy" She's the Boss follows Nicole Walters, a type-A jet-setting entrepreneur, and her quirky devoted husband Josh, who open their home and hearts to three sisters who had been living on the streets, becoming an "instant family"in the process. Watch trailer. 10:30 PM ET on USA

    NEW EPISODE: Neil (Ted Danson) is flummoxed to see his palm tree maintenance plan hit resistance on Mr. Mayor. Meanwhile, Tommy (Mike Cabellon) and Mikaela (Vella Lovell) don't believe Jayden (Bobby Moynihan) when he announces he's going to be a father. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Peacock, Punky Brewster (2021 Series), Soleil Moon Frye