Pete Davidson won't make another season of “Bupkis”: 'This part of my life is finished'

The comedian's Peacock show was renewed for a second season last summer.

The number of upcoming episodes of Bupkis appears to be bupkis.

Despite Peacock renewing the show for a second season last summer, Pete Davidson's semi-autobiographical show will not get a sophomore season. The former Saturday Night Live actor has decided to walk away from the show.

"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," Davidson said in a statement shared with Entertainment Weekly.

"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."

Heidi Gutman/Peacock Pete Davidson and Joe Pesci in 'Bupkis'
Heidi Gutman/Peacock Pete Davidson and Joe Pesci in 'Bupkis'

The show followed Davidson, playing a version of himself, as he negotiates difficult family dynamics and the rigors of his burgeoning fame while looking for a sense of normalcy and authentic relationships. The show featured Edie Falco as his mother and Joe Pesci as his grandfather. Ray Romano and Brad Garrett also appeared in smaller roles.

Davidson said having Pesci's support in the project "saved" his life. "I needed that validation from someone like that, like so badly," Davidson said on Jon Bernthal's Patreon-exclusive Real Ones podcast in 2023. "Because, like I said, when you're going online, I can deal with trolls, but Oscar winners, presidents s---ting on you? You're like, 'Damn, I'm a f---ing loser.' I got the guy no one can get. And that changed my life. I owe him everything."

Davidson co-created Bupkis with former SNL writer Dave Sirus, who also cowrote The King of Staten Island with Davidson and Judd Apatow.

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