After two seasons, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist has reached its end.
NBC has opted not to renew the Jane Levy-starring musical dramedy series with a third season, a decision coming a bit under a month after the season 2 finale. NBC-owned streaming service Peacock was eyeing the series for a potential season 3 pickup, but ultimately chose against it.
Despite positive reviews and a buzzy presence on digital outlets (it streams through Stan in Australia), the show failed to consistently nail the necessary Same Day ratings at NBC. The second season also saw quite the drop from the first, becoming one of NBC’s lowest-rated scripted shows with a 16% demo and 9% viewership drop in live+same day ratings.
Bad news for fans, to be sure, but there’s still hope the show will be picked up elsewhere.
“In a world where finding loyal and passionate audiences is never easy, we believe there must be a home for this great, award-winning show with a passionate and dedicated following,” reads a statement from Lionsgate.
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist creator Austin Winsberg is aiming to get the fans behind a call to save the series. “NBC/Peacock have decided not to go forward with another season. We can discuss that later. But right now I refuse to believe the show is dead,” Winsberg tweeted. “There is too much love and goodwill and the fan base is incredible. Now here is what I need.
“I believe we can have a real chance somewhere else. But the more fan support we can throw behind it – the better. Please tweet #saveZoeysplaylist. Let’s get it trending and let the powers that be know the appetite is strong. Also open to any other suggestions to prove the love.”
Fan campaigns have managed to get shows such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Lucifer picked up following cancellations, so there’s certainly strong precedence. Fingers crossed for Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist fans.