Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Scores a Second Season Renewal

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Good news for fans of Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist -- NBC has renewed the surprise hit for a second season.

According to Deadline, the NBC musical dramedy was considered the strongest contender for renewal out of all of the network's shows residing on the bubble.

If you've been paying attention, you know some other NBC shows weren't as lucky.

Zoey's musical number - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

Earlier this week, NBC canceled both Lincoln Rhyme: The Hunt for the Bone Collector and Perfect Harmony.

Another show not expected to get picked up is Indebted, starring Fran Drescher, Abby Elliot, Adam Pally, and Steven Weber.

That comedy wasn't widely watched, but darn if I didn't laugh the whole way through. Ah well, you win some, and you lose some.

For those of you wondering, Manifest is not down and out, not by a long shot, apparently.

Zoey's team meeting - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Season 1 Episode 2

NBC and the producers of Warner Bros. TV are discussing a deal for the mysterious (and sometimes frustrating) series to continue.

So what about Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, you ask?

Judging only by the comments here on TV Fanatic, we know it's a show that people love to talk about. Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Season 1 hooked us with so many feels.

The numbers bear that out with online viewing and social media chatter, even if the linear ratings were nothing to brag about.

Mo - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Season 1 Episode 5

As we now know, networks judge programming in many different ways, and what they saw with Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist scored the renewal.

The strength of those digital numbers sent the January 7 series premiere from a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 with 3.1 million total viewers to a 3.3 rating and 7.9 total viewers once the digital numbers were calculated.

That's well worth talking about, and it's now easy to see why the renewal went forth.

Making it even easier is the series is now available on Peacock premium the next day, so NBC will capitalize on their property across the linear network and their new streaming platform.

Max  - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Season 1 Episode 5

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist has inspired our writers here at TV Fanatic.

We've hosted articles urging NBC to give the show another season and pondering why Max should be Zoey's only option for love.

We've even explored how Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist helps viewers process grief, anger, love.

With a show bursting at the seams with unseen potential, it was only a matter of time before NBC announced the second season of this gem.

Joan Wrecking Ball - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Season 1 Episode 4

“We were overwhelmed by the number of people who fell in love with Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and how much joy it brought to everyone. We’re thrilled to bring it back and can’t wait to see how Zoey’s journey continues,” said Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment.

Jane Levy stars as Zoey on the entertaining show, and she's surrounded by an equally inspiring and talented cast including Alex Newell, Skylar Astin, John Clarence Stewart, Mary Steenburgen, and Lauren Graham, as well as Peter Gallagher, who played her ill father.

Alright, Fanatics, take some time out of your day to celebrate this good news.

And if you want to see what all the fuss is about, you can watch Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist online right here via TV Fanatic.

Carissa Pavlica is the managing editor and a staff writer and critic for TV Fanatic. She's a member of the Critic's Choice Association, enjoys mentoring writers, conversing with cats, and passionately discussing the nuances of television and film with anyone who will listen. Follow her on Twitter and email her here at TV Fanatic.

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Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Quotes

Zoey: I’m sorry that I overreacted, but of course, you should do the pop-up in New York and when you come back, whenever that is, I will be here to celebrate you because that’s what best friends do.
Max: We can’t keep doing this.
Zoey: Doing what?
Max: This. Yesterday was weird and uncomfortable. You really upset Rose, and I bet Simon wasn’t thrilled about it either. We’re as individuals or with other people if we don’t get out of this cycle or whatever you want to call it. I just need some space.
Zoey: Well, I guess New York came at the right time then. You can go on a trip and get away from me. I mean that is if you decide to go.
Max: I’ll let you know when I do.

Dr. Tesoro: It seems this potential Max news really affected you.
Zoey: Well, he’s forgotten how cold it gets there.
Dr. Tesoro: Do you want to talk about why you had such a big reaction to him leaving?
Zoey: No, not if you’re going to dig all up in my subconscious and tell me I still have feelings for him.
Dr. Tesoro: Actually, I was connecting it more to loss. You lost your dad, your mentor Joan, and now you’re worried your best friend might be leaving you too.