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.
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,.
Please watch the first episode of @ZoeysPlaylist tonight! Joan is only there for a wee moment (plans to do more thwarted by pandemic-related scheduling issues), but I’m so excited to watch the incredible @jcolburnlevy and company. xLhttps://t.co/9klEicHMCR
— Lauren Graham (@thelaurengraham) January 6, 2021
Zoey’s Playlist had a socially-distanced table read in Vancouver in September.
How about one happy memory from this dumpster fire of a week? Zoeys season two first table read! @jcolburnlevy @thealexnewell @MarySteenburgen @SkylarAstin @stewart_iii @LeedsAndrew @KapilTalwalkar @Michael_T_Grant pic.twitter.com/Xne4g4nGQ0
— Austin Winsberg (@austinwinsberg) September 19, 2020
Skylar Astin back at work on his big premiere number.
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Showrunner Austin Winsberg accompanied the cast north to Vancouver and through 14-day self-quarantines.
— Austin Winsberg (@austinwinsberg) September 8, 2020
Day 14 of quarantine. I’d like to thank Uber eats, the weird smell in my bedroom, my friend Kat who told me where to put the laundry detergent, the dead moth still in my window sill, my malfunctioning tv and my family for getting me through the last two weeks. Now time to werk!
— Austin Winsberg (@austinwinsberg) September 14, 2020
Alex Newellin quarantine.
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Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist won the Emmy for Outstanding Choreography for Scripted Programming.
The routines: All I Do Is Win, I’ve Got the Music in Me and Crazy.
Choreographer: Mandy Moore (not the singer).
Massive congratulations to my partner in crime @nopenother for winning the FREAKIN’ EMMY for @ZoeysPlaylist! No one deserves it more. Or works harder. Or has a bigger heart. Period. I am so lucky to work with you every day. #ZoeysPlaylist https://t.co/dnvKfnwi4P
— Austin Winsberg (@austinwinsberg) September 1, 2020
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.
— NewWestBoyⓂ️ (@66mitchell) September 7, 2019
— NewWestBoyⓂ️ (@66mitchell) September 8, 2019
Marching band in a Downtown Vancouver park.
A video of actress #JaneLevy and #AlexNewell shooting a scene while the band pretends to play. Spoiler Jane stands up looking at the sky saying “Ok I’ll do it” @WhatsFilming @yvrshoots #ZoesExtraordinaryPlaylist pic.twitter.com/1gRAN8ywAf
— NewWestBoyⓂ️ (@66mitchell) September 20, 2019
— NewWestBoyⓂ️ (@66mitchell) September 18, 2019
— Moni (@moniq22) September 7, 2019
Lauren Graham at UBC.
— pran (@imrlydumb) November 21, 2019