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Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist


Season 2 of NBC’s musical dramedy Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist premieres tonight.

Returning to the world after mourning the loss of her father, Zoey discovers a lot has changed.

Zoey Clarke is a computer coder in San Francisco who’s have hard time dealing with the reality that her father Mitch (Peter Gallagher) is dying. After an unusual event, she starts to hear the innermost wants and desires of the people around her through songs. At first, she questions her own sanity but soon realizes this unwanted curse may just be a gift. Add a love triangle between Zoey and her best friend Max (Skylar Astin) and co-worker Simon (John Clarence-Stewart).

Zoey does lose her father to a rare degenerative brain disease in season one. But there is more to figure out with her friend Mo, in her romantic life  (Team Max vs Team Simon) and in her career.

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Showrunner: Austin Winsberg.

Episodes: 13

Cast: Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Peter Gallagher, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Carmen Cusack, Mary Steenburgen, India De Beaufort, Michael Thomas Grant, Kapil Talwaker, Alice Lee, Stephanie Styles, Harvey Guillén.

New cast: Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows) plays new programmer George.

Departing cast: Lauren Graham wasn’t able to recur in season 2 because of pandemic disruptions.

She’d started filming Disney+’s Mighty Ducks series in Vancouver in mid-February and planned to wrap in mid-June but then the film industry shut down in March out of corona virus fears.

Five months later The Mighty Ducks restarted production in Vancouver, with Covid safety protocols.

Filming dates: August 31st to December 17th, 2020.

Three weeks later, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist season 2 went into production here.

Filming dates: September 21st to March 31st, 2021.

She couldn’t do two shows, even with them both shooting in Vancouver,.

Related: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Targets September To Start Filming Season 2 in Vancouver

Zoey’s Playlist had a socially-distanced table read in Vancouver in September.

Skylar Astin back at work on his big premiere number.


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Max is back, ALRIGHT!! #Season2 #ZoeysPlaylist 🦚

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Showrunner Austin Winsberg accompanied the cast north to Vancouver and through 14-day self-quarantines.

Alex Newellin quarantine.


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This is one of the many song I’ve had to sing during this lovely quarantini!!! Don’t worry there’s more!

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Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist won the Emmy for Outstanding Choreography for Scripted Programming.

Related: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Wins Emmy for Choreographed Routines Filmed in Vancouver.

The routines: All I Do Is Win, I’ve Got the Music in Me and Crazy.

Choreographer: Mandy Moore (not the singer).

All I Do Is Win

I’ve Got the Music in Me — filmed in Downtown Vancouver’s Oceanic Plaza.

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Crazy – filmed in UBC’s The Nest.

Filming season one in Vancouver:

Cast dancing in Oceanic Plaza.

Marching band in a Downtown Vancouver park.

Lauren Graham at UBC.

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