Jamie Lynn Spears, Zoey 101


One kid-friendly cable net just got a little kid-friendlier.

"We wish her and her family well," a rep for Nickelodeon tells E! News about this morning's birth of former network star Jamie Lynn Spears' daughter, Maddie Briann.

Spears' former Zoey 101 crew also wasted no time in sending best baby wishes to the 17-year-old new mom.

"I wish her the best," onetime costar Erin Sanders tells E! News. "I know she's going to be a great mom. She's always been really great with kids, from what I've observed. Jamie Lynn is a wonderful girl. I'm really excited for her. I know she's going to have a wonderful time."

Faced with a pregnant star and the resulting P.R. crisis, Nickelodeon pulled the plug on Zoey's four-season run in May, despite big ratings.

Spears, accompanied by fiancé Casey Aldridge and several family members, including sister Britney, gave birth at the Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center around 9:30 a.m. The new mommy will be taking some maternity leave before heading back to work.

Sanders agrees that some mother-daughter bonding time is definitely in the cards.

"I think she knows the importance of having a new child and being around. She'll be able to weigh out what will be right. I think she will [return to TV], the question is just when."

Additional reporting by Matthew Donnelly and Whitney English

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