Despite its loyal fanbase, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” has dipped in ratings, which may be part of the reason for the show’s cancellation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the latest season of “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” was down 14% from the first season, signifying a declining viewership. But fewer viewers don’t necessarily mean fewer fans — it could simply be due to schedules on the network. In fact, according to Deadline, it was on top of the USA Today Save Our Shows annual poll for the second straight year, which proves that fans want it to continue.
Showrunner Austin Winsberg recently spoke about the benefits of “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” being moved to a streaming service rather than airing on traditional television. “If we had the ability to not be so beholden to the network runtime, I mean, there are scenes I have to cut every week or songs I have to cut for time,” he told TVLine. “To able to have a little bit more creative freedom and flexibility there could be great.” So what does this mean for the future of the beloved musical dramedy? Is it truly over? Some don’t think so.