Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist has ended after two seasons on NBC, and the series had a major impact on Jane Levy, the star of the musical comedy. She spoke about the cancellation of the series with Vanity Fair.
When production wrapped on the series, Levy felt like they would be back for a third season, even if it wasn’t on NBC. She said to herself that ‘of course they were coming back’ when leaving her belongings in storage. A move to Peacock looked like a done deal, but that fell through.
Levy said more about appearing on Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist:
“Honestly, the main feeling I have is gratitude. I feel like I did everything that I wanted to with this show. If it’s over, I don’t have any regrets. I gave it my all and so did everybody else. The show and the pandemic are intrinsically linked for me. Our show is about connection and empathy and community and grief. These are all the themes that we’re dealing with globally. My philosophy is that if the actor doesn’t have an experience, the audience won’t. Sometimes you have to go to painful places.”
The series could still be saved since LionsgateTV is still shopping the show to other outlets but Peacock was viewed as the most likely savior.
What do you think? Do you want Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist to return for a third season? Would you have watched new episodes on Peacock?
I loved the show!! I am truly disappointed to see it go. It was whimsical and showcased a cast with an enormous amount of talent. Even during the sad episodes, I felt it left you smiling and with hope. I would love to see it picked up by another network. I knew after watching (and buying) season one, it would be a tough act to follow. Through covid and a delayed season start, I felt season two came through and didn’t disappoint. I wish there was a way fir NBC to rethink their decision.
The talent and effort that went into the creation of this show should be appreciated, not cast aside. You’re a big disappointment to me, NBC!
Yes! Yes! What a wonderful show! Everyone is amazing. And Alex Newell – superb!!
This is one of my favorite shows. Would love for it to be saved!
Yes! Loved this show. Would like to see it come back! And I am not even a fan of musicals!!!
This show was a wonderful. The premise was unique, the actors were outstanding, the music was enjoyable, and, most of all, it had heart. It was obvious the actors were truly feeling their parts. I’m so disappointed NBC was blind to all this!
It’s a shame that quality shows like this are frequently thrown away by the networks.
Loved this show, very disappointed it was cancelled. I would certainly watch it on Peacock.
I love this show! I would watch season 3, 4, 5……….I hope someone will pick it up
I love this show! I would watch season 3 on whatever network they go to. We need season 3!
This show is so amazing. The routines, the music, the actors, the performances, the storytelling. This is what we need more of not less. Bring it back. Lead by example.
The premise of this show is very original. I always found it entertaining. Jane Levy’s character is endearing.
There’s not many shows I would bother commenting about but this is certainly the exception. Not only was it a fantastically made show with the perfect cast but it was one of the few that dealt with the many ups and downs of real life and in a fun non morbid way. This show certainly had the legs and multiple story arcs for many many more seasons and really feels like the story had only just begun. Hopefully some network or streaming service will see sense and see that although the live audience figures were not amazing the delayed viewing… Read more »
My daughter-in-law, step daughter-in-law, good friends and I all totally love this series and definitely hope it will be picked up. Such a fun quality show we need it to continue and explore Max and Zooey’s new relationship with both having the gift. There are only two shows I watch and this is one. Otherwise I am reading.