NBC on Wednesday canceled the drama, which centers on a woman who listens to the views of others through choreographed songs, after two seasons. There were rumors that “Zoe” might be moving to Peacock, the streaming service of NBC parent Comcast, but that’s not happening either.
“Zoez” topped Save Our Show for the second year in a row, with 52% of voters wanting it to return for another season, while only 13% supported its cancellation. It ranked first in the 2020 poll, with two-thirds of respondents voting for a second session.
The first season focused on Zoey’s family and work life, and ended with the death of her father (Peter Gallagher) from a neurological illness. Season 2 closed with a bang last month, as none other than Zoey (Jane Levy) heard the song of the heart. In the finale, when Max (Skyler Astin) and Zoey reveal their feelings for each other, Max overhears Zoey singing, leveling the playing field after the earlier advantage of finally being able to know her thoughts. does.
In an interview with USA Today for the season finale, series creator Austin Winsberg said that he wrote the episode with the hope that the show would continue.
He said, “My goal for this episode was to try to get some closure on certain things and satisfy the arcs we’ve built throughout the season, but also to pave the road and set the stage for things going forward. ” . “At the time I wrote this episode, no one at NBC said ‘don’t do that,’ or ‘don’t do that,’ so I did it all with the hope and expectation that we’re going to continue ”
No decision has also been announced regarding the fate of the two other NBC series. “On the Bubbles” Between renewal and cancellation: “Manifest” and “Good Girls.”
Contributions: Gary Levine; Hannah Yashroff