July 31, 2013 at 2:00 PM ET
Get ready to inject some Punky Power into your home! TODAY.com is revealing exclusively that "Punky Brewster" star Soleil Moon Frye is joining OWN as the host of the network's DIY series "Home Made Simple."
"I am so thrilled to be joining 'Home Made Simple' and to be working with Oprah Winfrey, someone who is a true inspiration to both myself and the world. Joining her and her network on this adventure is a dream come true," Frye said in a statement to TODAY.com. "I am grateful to P&G and the entire OWN family for making this happen."
Each episode of the show focuses on a new pair of subjects who are attempting to make over a room or special item in their home, or even going through a big life event. The pros of "Home Made Simple" help by offering up easy, stylish and affordable options to help people pull off their projects with pizzazz. Ideas from the program will also be available on the show's website.
"I can't wait to help incredible people make their lives a little brighter and pay it forward," Frye said. "These are deserving people that help touch the world every day and I am grateful and humbled to work beside them."
In addition to the actress joining the show as host for its third season, "Home Made Simple" is also changing formats , shifting from one-hour to 30-minute episodes.
Frye rose to fame as abandoned child Punky Brewster in the 1980s sitcom. Since then, she's had various guest and recurring roles on TV (including "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" and more recently, "Planet Sheen"), become an author and is a married mom of two. She has also appeared on TODAY, and has written several posts about parenting on TODAY.com.
Season three of "Home Made Simple" kicks off in October on OWN. Frye will also be appearing on the TODAY show on Aug. 15 for her Momtrepreneurs segment.