'Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist' Showrunner Is Calling for Fans to Save the Dramedy

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'Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist' Showrunner Is Calling for Fans to Save the Dramedy

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist fans, we’re crossing our fingers that there will be more heart songs someday.

The latest season of the NBC musical dramedy followed Zoey (Jane Levy) as she grieved the loss of her dad. While trying to move on, she tried her best to help those around her, but she just couldn't sort out her emotions for Max (Skylar Astin) and Simon (John Clarence Stewart). Despite all sorts of drama unfolding — family, work, romance you name it! — it was still fun to sing along to the catchy numbers revealing everyone’s most inner thoughts.

If you're wondering what will happen next, here’s what we know about season 3 of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist:

When is Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist season 3 premiering?

Unfortunately, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist was not renewed for season 3 and the dramedy was canceled by NBC. According to TVLine, this decision was ultimately made by the network’s sibling streaming platform, Peacock, which opted not to move forward with an eight-episode final season. That said, all hope is not lost. Lionsgate, the studio behind the show, is reportedly shopping the musical series around to find it a new home.

After the news broke, showrunner Austin Winsberg immediately took to Twitter to ask fans to tweet with the hashtag #savezoeysplaylist and get it trending. He was also joined by executive producer Paul Feig, who compared the cancelation to Freaks & Geeks.

“Right now I refuse to believe the show is dead,” Austin wrote. “There is too much love and goodwill and the fan base is incredible … I believe we can have a real chance somewhere else. But the more fan support we can throw behind it – the better.”

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A week later, Jane Levy, who plays Zoey, opened up to Vanity Fair about her thoughts on the matter. Even before receiving a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series, the 31-year-old star was sure she and the rest of the cast would return to Canada to film season 3. But she saw the show’s fate quickly change over a weekend, and it isn’t one she agrees with.

Speaking frankly with the magazine, Jane said: “I’m sorry, but I have to say this: I look at the new NBC lineup, and it’s like, ‘Okay, we could watch a lot of shows about crime and guns.’ Our show is about love. It’s a real shame to take that off the air … I feel like it’s the wrong move.”

Who will be in the Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist season 3 cast?

If the show is picked up by a different network or streaming service, we’re predicting that the entire Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist cast will reprise their San Francisco-based characters for season 3:

  • Jane Levy as Zoey

  • Alex Newell as Mo

  • John Clarence Stewart as Simon

  • Mary Steenburgen as Maggie

  • Andrew Leeds as David

  • Alice Lee as Emily

  • Michael Thomas Grant as Leif

  • Kapil Talwalkar as Tobin

  • David St. Louis as Perry

How can I watch and stream Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist?

While we wait to hear if Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist will continue on without NBC, you can up on season 2 episodes you might have missed on Hulu. In addition, you can check out seasons 1 and 2 on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play and Vudu.

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