Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: Cancelled; No Season Three on NBC, But …

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist TV show on NBC: canceled or renewed for season 3?

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The song is over — at least for now. NBC has cancelled the Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist TV show so, there won’t be a third season on the network. However, some behind the show aren’t giving up hope yet.

A musical comedy-drama series, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist stars Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Andrew Leeds, Alice Lee, Michael Thomas Grant, Kapil Talwalkar, and Mary Steenburgen. Zoey Clarke (Levy) is a whip-smart computer coder who’s making her way in San Francisco. After an unusual event, Zoey, who always preferred podcasts over pop songs, suddenly starts to hear the innermost wants, thoughts, and desires of the people around her – her family, co-workers, and complete strangers – through popular songs. The second season picked up after a tragedy and Zoey and her family began to recalibrate and navigate their new normal. As she found herself in a new dynamic at work and in her love life, Zoey’s musical powers continued to both awkwardly complicate and inform her worldview as she attempted to rediscover joy and connect with those around her.

The second season of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist averages a 0.35 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 1.82 million viewers. Compared to season one, that’s down by 16% in the demo and down by 9% in viewership in the live+same day ratings. It was one of the lowest-rated scripted shows on NBC.

Negotiations had been underway to relocate Zoey’s to the Peacock streaming service for a third and final season of eight episodes but the deal didn’t happen. Lionsgate, which produces the series, is said to be shopping the show elsewhere and there has supposedly been some interest.

Zoey’s creator, Austin Winsberg, and executive producer Paul Fieg took to social media today to encourage fans of the show not to give up hope yet.

What do you think? Did you enjoy the Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist TV show on NBC? Would you watch season three elsewhere?

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