Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Saved In a Totally Unexpected Way

After being canceled by NBC in June, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist has found a new home as a holiday movie. Here's everything we know...

By Alyssa Ray Sep 08, 2021 4:19 PMTags
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UPDATE: On Wednesday, Sept. 8, The Roku Channel confirmed that they've signed a deal with Lionsgate for a feature-length Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist film. You'll want to break out into song and dance when you learn that this new project will also be a holiday movie.

The new film will pick up where season two left off, with Zoey (Jane Levy) navigating her personal and professional lives through musical numbers. In addition to Levy, Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas will feature returning cast members Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Andrew Leeds, Alice Lee, Michael Thomas Grant, Kapil Talwalkar, David St. Louis, Mary Steenburgen, Peter Gallagher and Bernadette Peters.

"I am so extremely grateful to The Roku Channel for helping us get Zoey to sing again," creator Austin Winsberg said in a statement. "I can't think of a more appropriate time to hear someone's heart song than the holidays. And Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas will be an opportunity to provide the fans and new viewers alike a chance to all tap their toes and get in the holiday mood. This show has always been about empathy, compassion and the triumph of the human spirit. The Roku Channel has sure lifted mine and I hope that our film can have the same effect on viewers everywhere…"

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Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist lives to sing and dance another day.

On Thursday, August 5, Deadline reported that the musical dramedy has been saved by Roku—but not in the way you may think. Apparently, the streamer is finalizing a deal with the canceled NBC series for a holiday movie with Jane Levy and fellow leads expected to return.

However, not all is lost for the series as, per the publication, a revival of the show may still occur depending on how the planned film performs. We're sure this is great news for fans of Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, who were heartbroken when the series was canceled in June.

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Nonetheless, Lionsgate, who produces the show, never gave up on finding Zoey a new home. Following the show's initial cancelation, Lionsgate said in a statement, "In a world where finding loyal and passionate audiences is never easy, we believe there must be a home for this great, award-winning show with a passionate and dedicated following."

So, where will the holiday movie pick up? Season two ended with a surprising twist with Zoey (Levy) confessing her feelings to Max (Skylar Astin) through her own heart song. While it was unclear whether both Max and Zoey have the powers or if just Max can hear the heart songs now, creator Austin Winsberg teased to E! News that there will be "complications" and "great romantic comedy" in store for the couple's future.

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Hopefully, this will all be addressed in the reported holiday movie!

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(A version of this story originally published Aug. 5 at 12:30 p.m. PT.)

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