Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist sets mid-season 2 return date
Ahead of its upcoming mid-season finale next Tuesday, NBC has announced that the second half of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Season 2 is scheduled to return after a six-week break on March 28 and will be back to its former Sunday timeslot. This announcement comes after the series had earned its first Golden Globe nomination with titular star Jane Levy nominated for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy.
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist centers on Zoey Clarke, a whip-smart computer coder forging her way in San Francisco. After an unusual event, Zoey, who always preferred podcasts over pop songs, suddenly starts to hear the innermost wants, thoughts and desires of the people around her – her family, co-workers and complete strangers – through popular songs. At first, she questions her own sanity, but after getting some guidance from her musically adept neighbor, Mo, and making a breakthrough with her ailing father, Zoey soon realizes this unwanted curse may just be an incredibly wonderful gift as she connects with the world like never before.
The series stars Jane Levy (Suburgatory) as the titular character, Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect) as Max, Alex Newell (Glee) as Mo, Peter Gallagher (The O.C.) as Mitch and John Clarence Stewart (Luke Cage) as Simon along with Academy Award-winning actress Mary Steenburgen (Melvin and Howard) as Maggie.
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist is created by Austin Winsberg (Jake in Progress). It is executive produced by Paul Feig, Kim Tannenbaum and Eric Tannenbaum, David Blackman, Daniel Inkeles, Sam Laybourne, Jason Wang, Samantha McIntyre and Davah Avena with Dan Magnante, Michele Greco and Mandy Moore set as producers.
Levy is best known for her role as Tessa Altman in ABC’s sitcom Suburgatory. She also starred in Hulu’s horror anthology adaptation of Stephen King’s Castle Rock starring alongside Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgård, and André Holland.