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Shocker: Bupkis Cancelled After Pete Davidson Quits, Reversing Peacock Renewal

Pete Davidson has reversed course on his Peacock comedy Bupkis, which will no longer return for its previously announced second season, TVLine has confirmed.

“I’ve always seen Bupkis as a window into my life, since it is so personal and about my struggles and family,” Davidson said in a statement on Thursday. “After nearly a decade of my personal life being in the media I wanted a chance to tell my story my way. Of all the work I’ve ever done, Bupkis is by far what I’m most proud of. I am so grateful to Lorne Michaels and Broadway Video, Peacock, Universal Television and the amazing cast and writers for helping me create something honest, funny and heartfelt. I do also feel that this part of my life is finished. I’m very excited for this next chapter and for you guys to see the work. Thank you to all who support me for I am forever grateful.”

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Bupkis, which dropped its eight-episode first season in May 2023, was a semi-autobiographical series that followed an exaggerated version of Davidson as he worked through unique family dynamics and the complexities of fame. Edie Falco (The Sopranos) co-starred as Pete’s mother, Amy Davidson, while Oscar winner Joe Pesci played Pete’s grandfather, Joe Larocca.

The series had landed a quick Season 2 renewal in June 2023, less than two months after it debuted.

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