The NBC musical dramedy “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” has played its last heart song – but not if the show’s cast, crew and loyal fans have anything to say about it.
On Wednesday, it was announced that “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” would not be returning for a third season but that that NBCUniversal plans to shop it to other outlets. Peacock, NBC’s sister streaming service, has already passed.
However, show creator Austin Winsberg is not going down without a fight. He took to Twitter on Wednesday to not just confirm the sad news but to mobilize “Zoey” fans to help save the show.
“Right now I refuse to believe the show is dead,” Winsberg wrote, “There is too much love and goodwill and the fan base is incredible.”
“I believe we can have a real chance somewhere else,” he continued, “But the more fan support we can throw behind it-the better. Please tweet #SaveZoeysPlaylist. Let’s get it trending and let the powers that be know the appetite is strong.”
In a tweet that’s since been deleted, Jane Levy, Zoey herself, wrote, “Fans of Zoey’s! I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support these last two years. This show means so much to me. If you want it to continue please write about why we (the world😋) needs a season three using the hashtag #savezoeysplaylist — I love you!”
Zoey’s Extraordinary fanbase did just that, sending #SaveZoeysPlaylist to Twitter’s number one trending topic worldwide.
Stars Skylar Astin, Michael Thomas Grant and John Clarence Stewart also logged on to thank fans for the ‘heart warming’ support and encourage them to keep tweeting their support to save the show.
Producer Paul Feig compared the series’ shocking cancellation to that of his first show, “Freaks & Geeks.” Feig assured fans that “Zoey” find its own thriving second life if they simply tweet and “help us find a new home.”
Broadway legend (and “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” guest star) Bernadette Peters even chimed in, touting the show as a “beautiful musical with great stories.”
Of course #SaveZoeysPlaylist would not exist if not for the fans. Check out some of tweets in which they share what “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” has meant to them and make the case for its renewal.