Almost forgot to share this! So excited! Bring on Season 2! Thank you Deadline for the news!

NBC has ordered a second season of musical dramedy Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist starring Jane Levy. We hear the order is for 13 episodes.

A co-production between Lionsgate TV and Universal TV, the series had been considered the strongest contender among NBC’s bubble shows this season. It has a passionate following and recently topped USA Today’s annual Save Our Shows poll with record support.

Of the other NBC bubble series, the network this week canceled Lincoln Rhyme: The Hunt for the Bone Collector and Perfect Harmony. Manifest is still very much in contention as NBC and producer Warner Bros. TV are discussing a deal, while Indebted is not expected to continue.

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist has been a digital phenom with huge online/social media following whose very modest Live+Same Day linear ratings are dwarfed by its delayed multi-platform numbers. It is one of NBC’s strongest digital performers, with digital sources generating more than half its 35-day viewership in the 18-49 demo.

For instance, Season 1 of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist averaged a ho-hum 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.1 million viewers overall in Live+7 Nielsens. But the Jan. 7 series premiere has grown to a 3.3 rating in 18-49 and 7.9 million viewers to date when digital and linear delayed viewing is factored in.

Because digital breakouts of that caliber don’t come along often, NBC, Lionsgate TV and Universal TV had been trying to find a business framework to make a renewal on the linear network feasible, including possibly pursuing a full-season streaming pact.

All episodes of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist are available on NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, Peacock, whose premium tier offers next-day episodes of the show.

“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,” said Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to bring it back and can’t wait to see how Zoey’s journey continues.”

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist is created/executive produced by Jake in Progress creator Austin Winsberg, who serves as showrunner. It stars Levy as Zoey Clarke, a whip-smart computer coder forging her way in San Francisco. After an unusual event, Zoey, who always preferred podcasts over pop songs, suddenly starts to hear the innermost wants, thoughts and desires of the people around her – her family, co-workers and complete strangers – through popular songs. At first, she questions her own sanity, but after getting some guidance from her musically adept neighbor, Mo (Alex Newell), and making a breakthrough with her ailing father (Peter Gallagher), Zoey soon realizes this unwanted curse might just be an incredibly wonderful gift as she connects with the world like never before.


Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist is being featured as part of Paley Front Row in two weeks.

The Paley Center for Media has announced two new additions to its Paley Front Row Presented by Citi series: Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: A Conversation with the Stars and Creators and NBC’s Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: A Conversation with the Stars and Creators.

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist will follow on Friday, July 10 at 12 p.m. ET.

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist is a new musical dramedy from NBC. The series follows Zoey, a computer coder who discovers she can hear the innermost thoughts of other people, imagined as songs and other musical numbers. Joining the conversation will be Jane Levy (Zoey), Lauren Graham (Joan), Mary Steenburgen (Maggie), Skylar Astin (Max), Alex Newell (Mo), Peter Gallagher (Mitch), John Clarence Stewart (Simon), and the creative team of Zoey’s.

To view the upcoming panels as well as previous ones, visit The Paley Center’s YouTube channel. All panels are free to the public.


Jun 10, 2020 Ali No Comment Ghosts of War, Videos

This trailer is intense! Check it out!

The horror/psychological thriller film stars Brenton Thwaites, Alan Ritchson, Skylar Astin, Theo Rossi, Kyle Gallner, Billy Zane, Shaun Toub and was written and directed by Eric Bress.


A fun video of the cast of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist talking about the season of some of their fun memories like favorite music numbers, etc.

Austin Winsberg chats with the cast and choreographer about shooting the first season of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. Featuring Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Lauren Graham, Alex Newell, Peter Gallagher, Mary Steenburgen, John Clarence Stewart and more.


These are my two favorite scenes / musical numbers from Sunday’s episode. The one of American Pie was so powerful.


Beautiful high resolution stills from this past Sunday’s amazing episode. And if you are a Zoey & Max fan you will really like some of these.

Gallery Links:
Skylar Astin Online > Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist {2020 – Present} > Season One > Episode Stills > 01×12 | Zoey’s Extraordinary Dad


This week’s season finale was an extremely powerful episode that hit a lot of emotions. I have added captures from the last two episodes to the gallery. If you have not seen the episode yet I recommend waiting to view these.


Gallery Links:
Skylar Astin Online > Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist {2020 – Present} > Season One > Episode Captures > 01×11 | Zoey’s Extraordinary Mother
Skylar Astin Online > Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist {2020 – Present} > Season One > Episode Captures > 01×12 | Zoey’s Extraordinary Dad


Skylar joins some of his castmates from Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist on #StarsInTheHouse for The Actors Fund.

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Cast members of the NBC series including Skylar Astin, Peter Gallagher, Lauren Graham, Jane Levy, Alex Newell, Mary Steenburgen, John Clarence Stewart, and creator/executive producer Austin Winsberg and producer/choreographer Mandy Moore.


In Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, a young working woman can suddenly hear the innermost feelings of those around her… through choreographed song and dance numbers. The show made viewers laugh, cry, and want to sing along throughout its inaugural season, but will Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist return for season 2?

Unfortunately there’s no official word yet on whether the show’s been renewed by NBC, but that hasn’t stopped showrunner Austin Winsberg from moving ahead. “I had to pitch season 2 to [NBC execs] two-and-a-half weeks ago, so I have fully mapped out all of Season 2,” Winsberg tells TVLine. “The network was very happy with the creative direction. They’re very happy with the show in general…I am cautiously optimistic for a season 2.”

Skylar Astin, who plays Zoey’s lovelorn coworker Max tells Bustle, “I can speak on behalf of the cast, the crew, the whole team, that we all very much want a season 2 and feel optimistic. We are overwhelmed with the love this show has received from fans already.”

It’s a strange time for television, with the effects of coronavirus halting productions worldwide. “There’s just a lot for [NBC] to figure out because the world is put on hold, and they don’t know when shooting’s allowed to start again and what their needs are going to be,” Winsberg also Tells TVLine. “But I know we have a lot of internal support, and we have a lot of nice external support, as well. So I think we’re all feeling cautiously optimistic for more.”

So while fans won’t find out Zoey’s fate for quite sometime: they have one last jaw-dropping episode to tied them over. The finale, which airs this evening, includes incredible seven minute musical number. “There’s a lot in that episode that’s very personal, that’s taken directly from my own life. We do a seven-minute musical number in the episode that is all one take,” Winbserg tells Entertainment Tonight. “So we nail everything, which is one of the things, if not the thing that I’m most proud of the whole season. The finale is one of our best episodes. But also, we have a lot of great songs and big emotions that come out in that episode and some big story points that change everything going forward.”

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Apr 26, 2020 Ali No Comment Images, Magazines

Skylar is on the cover of the new issue of Jon Magazine. Get your own copy here.

It’s a real best in show with these winning men! We talked with the star of the hit NBC show Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Skylar Astin about his future world record and difficult trophy case. Ross Butler from 13 Reasons Why talks about his rise to fame and his winning fight moves. Funny man Ben Schwartz talks about his new Netflix show Space Force and Paul W. Downs shares his greatest strengths.