Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Is Canceled By NBC After Two Seasons… But The Show Might Find A New Home
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Canceled By NBC After Two Seasons… But Co-Producer Lionsgate Reveals They Are Planning To Find The Show A New Home
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist has been canceled from NBC after two seasons.
The network has decided not to renew the comedy-drama series starring Jane Levy and will not proceed with plans to move the show to NBC’s streaming platform Peacock, the BBC said. The Hollywood Reporter,
But there’s hope the show can find a home elsewhere.
A spokesperson for Lionsgate Television announced that the company, which co-produces the series, plans to purchase Zoey’s extraordinary playlist, saying: “In a world where finding a loyal and passionate audience is never easy, we believe there is a should be home for this great, award-winning show with a passionate and dedicated following.”
It’s Official: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Has Been Canceled On NBC After Two Seasons
The series has received critical acclaim, including Outstanding Choreography for Scripted Programming at the Primetime Emmy Awards 2020.
Levy, 31, earned a Golden Globe nomination in 2021 for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical, but lost to Schitt’s Creek star Catherine O’Hara.
However, the show’s ratings had fallen 14 percent since its first season, and season two concluded with a 0.6 rating among the adult demographic aged 18-49.
Lionsgate negotiated with NBC’s parent company NBCUniversal to move the show to Peacock, but the two sides were unable to reach an agreement.
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist was reportedly expensive to produce and moving the series to Peacock would require additional deals to be struck to deal with the streaming rights.
All hope is not lost: Lionsgate announced the company plans to shop around for the show to find a new home for it
The show followed Zoey Clarke, a computer programmer who begins to hear the innermost thoughts of those around her in the form of musical numbers after a huge playlist of songs was downloaded into her brain following an earthquake.
It also starred Skylar Austin, Alex Newell, Peter Gallagher, John Clarence Stewart, Mary Steenburgen, Andrew Leeds, Alice Lee, Michael Thomas Grant, Kapil Talwalkar, Lauren Graham and Harvey Guillén.
The show had a devoted fan base and was rated 88 percent fresh among viewers on Rotten Tomatoes.
After the cancellation was announced, creator Austin Winberg posted a Twitter thread urging the cast and fans to save the show.
Awards Recognition: Zoey’s ex Levy, 31, earned a 2021 Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical, but lost to Schitt’s Creek star Catherine O’Hara
Loyal following: The show had a devoted fan base and was rated 88 percent fresh among viewers on Rotten Tomatoes
He wrote: ‘Okay. Here we are. The news is out. NBC/Peacock have decided not to continue for another season. We can discuss that later.
“But right now I refuse to believe the show is dead. There is too much love and goodwill and the fan base is unbelievable. This is what I need.
“I think we can have a real chance elsewhere. But the more fan support we can put behind it, the better. Please tweet #saveZoeysplaylist. Let’s get it trending and let those in power know that the appetite is strong. Also be open to other suggestions to prove the love.
I encourage the cast to do the same. @jcolburnlevy @thealexnewell @stewart_iii @SkylarAstin @MarySteenburgen @LeedsAndrew @aliceheyalice @petergallagher @OfficialBPeters @Michael_T_Grant @KapilTalwalkar @NoahWeisberg @dstl7 @nopenother let’s make some noise! #ZoeysPlaylist
Social media protest: After the cancellation was announced, creator Austin Winberg posted a Twitter thread calling on the cast and fans to save the show