Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: NBC Series Star Reflects on Cancellation
by Regina Avalos,
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, she felt like they would be back for a third season, even if it wasn’t for NBC. She said to herself that ‘of course they were coming back’ when leaving her belongings in storage. A move to Peacock was in the works, but that fell through.
She 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, but the comedy will not land on NBC or Peacock, as was mentioned as a possibility before the cancellation was announced.
What do you think? Do you want Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist to return?