Punky Brewster is an American television series created by David W. Duclon. The series revolves around a girl named Punky Brewster (Soleil Moon Frye) being raised by her foster parent Henry Warnimont (George Gaynes). The show aired original episodes on NBC from September 16, 1984, to March 9, 1986, and again in first-run syndication from October 30, 1987, to May 27, 1988.
In the early part of season one, six fifteen-minute episodes were produced because the show had many young viewers and was scheduled after football games which tended to run overtime. This was done rather than joining a full-length episode in progress, because that would disappoint children watching the program, and showing it later tended to put them up at a time parents may have considered too late for their children.