Pete Davidson Discontinues ‘Bupkis’ Series: ‘This Part of My Life Is Finished’

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Pete Davidson in Bupkis - Credit: Heidi Gutman/Peacock
Pete Davidson in Bupkis - Credit: Heidi Gutman/Peacock

Pete Davidson’s semi-autobiographical series Bupkis is ending its story early. Last year, Peacock announced that the show would return for an even bigger and even better second season. But the comedian has already outgrown it, announcing that he no longer plans to continue Bupkis beyond its eight-episode first season.

“I do also feel that this part of my life is finished,” Davidson shared in a statement via Variety. “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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On Bupkis, Davidson blurred the lines between his real life and the antics-driven comedy he crafted alongside co-creators Judah Miller and Dave Sirus. When the series was renewed for season two, Susan Rovner, chairman of entertainment content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, described the comedian as a “once-in-a-generation talent,” one who “has the rare ability to make you laugh out loud with his unfiltered brand of comedy, and then tear up with his raw and honest vulnerability.”

In his statement about the cancellation, Davidson continued: “I’ve always seen Bupkis as a window into my life, since it is so personal and about my struggles and family. 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.”

Davidson recently kicked off a headlining comedy run, the Prehab tour. It is currently scheduled to run from March 16 through July 27.

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