Canceled: ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ Why is it coming to an end, and is it possible to save it?
NBC has recently canceled Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. The show was labeled a “on the bubble” show when it ended in May, suggesting that its renewal status might go either way. However, despite the efforts of the show’s devoted fan base, it was reported a month later that the show would not be renewed for a third season on NBC.
What is the reason for the cancellation of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist?
Despite the fact that those who do watch the musical comedy are devoted, NBC did not feel it was necessary to give the series extra episodes. The sitcom had an average weekly watching audience of 1.8 million viewers (according to TV Series Finale). It also received a 0.35 rating in the crucial 18-to-49 demographic, indicating that 0.35 percent of TV viewers in that age bracket watch the show.
The sitcom ranked 16th among the 19 scripted shows aired by NBC in the 2020-to-2021 TV season in terms of demographic, and 17th in terms of ratings. These were far lower ratings than other Peacock Network shows that were canceled this season, such as Debris and Superstore.
In a TV Line interview, showrunner Austin Winsberg stated he was “cautiously optimistic” about the program getting renewed. Despite its poor ratings, the show consistently topped online polls of which shows fans wanted revived. “I’m aware that we have a fervent fanbase who cares deeply about the show. He remarked, “I know we have a lot of internal support at NBC.”
Is it possible to save Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist?
One of the show’s possible lifelines has already been severed. Winsberg had said that the show moving to Peacock was “one of the discussions on the table,” but per TV Line those negotiations have fallen through, meaning the show will not be back on the NBC-affiliated streamer.
That does not rule out the possibility of the show being picked up by a streaming service like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video. Lionsgate television, which co-produces the series, is reportedly already shopping the show to other networks and streamers to bring it back to life, as previously achieved by Lucifer (which came to Netflix) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC).
These efforts are sure to be helped by the fan campaign to save the show.. This is a brief summary.