||This article may be written from a fan's point of view, rather than a neutral point of view. (March 2014)|
|Created by||Dan Schneider|
|Starring||Jamie Lynn Spears
|Narrated by||Jamie Lynn Spears|
|Theme music composer||Britney Spears, Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg, Henrik Jonback|
|Opening theme||"Follow Me" by Jamie Lynn Spears|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||65 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Dan Schneider
Bill O'Dowd (both; entire run)
Jan Korbelin (episodes 1-15)
George Doty IV (season 4)
|Producer(s)||Joe Catania (entire run)
(co-producer, entire run)
Robin Weiner (supervising producer, seasons 1-3; consulting producer, season 4)
Tom Keniston (season 4)
|Camera setup||Film; Single-camera|
|Running time||approx. 23-25 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Schneider's Bakery
|Picture format||480i 16:9 (SDTV)
(broadcast in Letterbox format)
|Original run||January 9, 2005– May 2, 2008|
Zoey 101 is an American television series which originally aired on Nickelodeon from January 9, 2005 until May 2, 2008. It focuses on the lives of teenager Zoey Brooks (Jamie Lynn Spears) and her friends as they attend Pacific Coast Academy (PCA), a fictional boarding school in Southern California. It was created by Dan Schneider. It was initially filmed at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, then at stages in Valencia, California beginning in season 3. It was nominated for an "Outstanding Children's Program" Emmy in 2005. Zoey 101 was the most expensive production ever for Nickelodeon series, as it was shot completely on location in Malibu. It was also Nickelodeon's best performance for a series premiere (live action or animation) in almost eight years. Despite this, many critics have made negative comments about the show, its setting, and its characters.
In season one, Zoey Brooks (Jamie Lynn Spears) and her younger brother Dustin (Paul Butcher) arrive at the Pacific Coast Academy (PCA), a school which recently went co-ed after being a boys' school since its founding. Zoey meets her first friend Chase Matthews (Sean Flynn), who, after meeting her, realizes that he has a crush on her. Zoey then meets her roommates, tomboy Dana Cruz (Kristin Herrera) and boy-obsessed, girly-girl Nicole Bristow (Alexa Nikolas). She also meets other friends aspiring scientist/inventor Quinn Pensky (Erin Sanders) and humorous Michael Barret (Christopher Massey), and rich, spoiled and obnoxious frenemy Logan Reese (Matthew Underwood).
In season two, it's a new year at PCA, Dana has been accepted by a European student exchange program, she is now studying in Paris, much to Nicole's delight. Zoey and Nicole get a new roommate, Lola Martinez (Victoria Justice). Lola, being an actress, tricks Zoey and Nicole into thinking she's someone else. At first, they are not happy about getting a new roommate. They go to the housing office and try to talk a housing director into letting them choose their new roommate but then Nicole knocks down her shelf of antique perfume bottles breaking them to pieces. They are then told never to come back again. Worried, the next day their new roommate Lola Martinez tricks them into thinking she is a goth voodoo punk freak (she even tried piercing her tongue in their dorm) and they try to find a way for her to leave. However, they catch Lola talking on the phone to her friend telling her how well her little scheme has worked — she's been caught. Zoey and Nicole confront her and she admits to it and confesses that it was an acting exercise. Zoey and Nicole forgive her and they become the best of friends and are so thankful they've been together. Their affection can also be seen in the next two seasons.
In season three, Zoey and the rest of the gang return to PCA. She and her friends are 15 and Dustin is 12. Nicole has left PCA because she is diagnosed with Obsessive Male Gender Disorder (OMGD), and is sent to an all-girls school. This causes Zoey and Lola—much to their dismay—to become roommates with Quinn, after she's accidentally assigned to a dorm that doesn't exist by Coco, their dorm parent. At the end of the season, in the "Goodbye, Zoey?" TV film, Zoey transfers to Covington (a new boarding school) in England. After a webcam malfunction, she finds out that Chase loves her. She finds out when Chase left his video camera on when he was video chatting with Zoey when he was unaware he was telling his roommates about how he doesn't just miss Zoey, but loves her too.
In season four, the final season, Zoey returns to PCA, only to find that Chase transferred to Covington since he thought Zoey was there. Zoey and Chase reveal their love for each other and want to be together. Chase has to stay a full semester at Covington, though. When they finally had their first date over web chat, it didn't go well, so they decided to put off their relationship until Chase has returned. Meanwhile, Logan and Michael get a new roommate named James Garrett (Austin Butler), who eventually becomes Zoey's boyfriend. Quinn and Logan begin to date, but they hide their relationship from their friends. In the series finale, entitled "Chasing Zoey", the kids get ready for the prom. Zoey and James end their relationship, and Chase surprises Zoey once he returns home to PCA. They finally have their long awaited first kiss and begin to date. The last episode aired on May 2, 2008.
|Jamie Lynn Spears||Zoey Brooks||65||Main|
|Alexa Nikolas||Nicole Bristow||26||Main|
|Sean Flynn||Chase Matthews||55||Main||Recurring|
|Austin Butler||James Garrett||9||Recurring||Main|
|Kristin Herrera||Dana Cruz||13||Main|
|Victoria Justice||Lola Martinez||50||Main|
|Christopher Massey||Michael Barrett||64||Main|
|Paul Butcher||Dustin Brooks||27||Main|
|Erin Sanders||Quinn Pensky||62||Main|
|Matthew Underwood||Logan Reese||60||Main|
- Jamie Lynn Spears is the only cast member to appear in every episode.
Special guest stars
- Miranda Cosgrove – Paige Howard (season 3)
- Jennette McCurdy – Trisha Kirby (season 2)
- Allison Scagliotti – Stacy (season 1)
- Madison Riley – Gretchen (season 3)
- Stephen Lunsford – Greg
- Doug Brochu – Blatzberg
- Daniella Monet – Rebecca (season 3)
- Drake Bell – himself (season 1)
- Janel Parrish – Sara
|Season premiere||Season finale|
|1||13||January 9, 2005||May 1, 2005|
|2||13||September 10, 2005||April 16, 2006|
|3||25||September 24, 2006||January 4, 2008|
|4||14||January 27, 2008||May 2, 2008|
TV films/Two-part episodes
|Zoey 101: Spring Break-Up||March 10, 2006|
|Zoey 101: The Curse of PCA||October 13, 2007|
|Zoey 101: Goodbye Zoey?||January 4, 2008|
|Zoey 101: Chasing Zoey||May 2, 2008|
After the show aired its final episode in 2008, it was shown in reruns on Nickelodeon until November 23, 2008, though the last official airing of Zoey 101 on Nickelodeon aired on January 4, 2009 with the rebroadcast of the Chasing Zoey movie. After splitting from Noggin (now Nick Jr.) and becoming its own 24-hour cable TV channel, The N ran the series from December 31, 2007 to September 25, 2009, and continued to air on the channel after The N rebranded as TeenNick where it ran from September 28 to November 27, 2009. The channel aired the episode "Back to PCA", along with the Nickelodeon original movie Spectacular!, the iCarly TV special "iFight Shelby Marx", and the True Jackson, VP episode "True Crush", as part of the special programming block on Nickelodeon, "A Very Victoria Night", featuring Nickelodeon originals starring Victoria Justice, on October 10, 2009. Also Zoey 101 aired on Nickelodeon on February 8, 2009 through June 14, 2009 for Date Night purpouses only. It also aired on August 8, 2009 to promote iCarly's "iFight Shelby Marx" which guest stars Zoey 101's Victoria Justice, and was also reruning on Nick until November 27, 2009 in the US, however, on November 10, 2012, Nickelodeon re-aired the special The Curse of PCA.
Zoey 101 returned to TeenNick with a six-hour Memorial Day marathon on May 31, 2010. From May 31-July 25, 2010, TeenNick aired only the final three seasons of Zoey 101. (The channel now includes the Season 3 episode Favor Chain in the broadcast cycle, and the season two episode "Haunted House", is now broadcast regardless of what day it is.), but on July 26, 2010 TeenNick began airing episodes from the first season again as well. In Canada, reruns of the series aired on Family weeknights at 10:00 PM EST/PST, then on weekdays at 1:30 PM EST/PST, as that series originally debuted on that channel on March 25, 2005 and the series finale aired on September 12, 2009 due to a late schedule. The episode "PCA Confidential" aired on December 14, 2007 because it was part of Season 3. The series has aired in Canada alongside Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, which originally aired on Family as well. Unlike Nickelodeon, Family aired the series in the 4:3 pan and scan format. Family no longer airs reruns of the series. In Latin America, the series is still airing on reruns, during the Nick at Nite block on Nickelodeon Latin America. The series still airs in the United States on Nickelodeon and TeenNick.
Zoey 101 is now shown on Pop Girl in the UK and Ireland and on its hourly timeshift service. The first two seasons of Zoey 101 have already aired on the channel with the third season currently airing. Zoey 101 has been one of PopGirl's best performance in a TV series for a long time and is one of its highest rated shows. The fourth season is yet to be aired. PopGirl made deals with Swapit and many merchandise companies to release a range of small Zoey 101 merchandise gifts for a Swapit frenzy promoting PopGirl and Zoey 101. The items made include of nail art, bracelets, scarfs, necklaces, key chains, lip gloss, notebooks, pens, track suit clothing, silver heart pendants, signed postcards, rings, charms, scented nail polish and nail gems, earrings, dog tags, passport tags, wallets, badges, sew-on patches, eye pencils, DVDs, hair dryers, mugs and various other fashionable accessories. There was a competition to win an exclusive track suit from Zoey 101. Many of the items were from the magazine in the UK.
Nickelodeon has released all 4 seasons on DVD in Region 1 (United States only). Seasons 2, 3 and 4 are manufacture-on-demand (MOD) releases and are available only through Amazon.com.
|DVD Name||Ep #||Release dates|
|Region 1 (U.S.)||Region 1 (Canada)||Region 4|
|The Complete 1st Season||13||February 13, 2007||November 23, 2010||July 25, 2006|
|The Complete 2nd Season||13||August 29, 2008||January 11, 2011||September 11, 2008|
|The Complete 3rd Season||26||July 1, 2008||March 8, 2011||N/A|
|The Complete 4th Season||13||November 11, 2008||TBA||N/A|
|Zoey 101: Music Mix|
|Soundtrack album by Various artists|
|Released||March 7, 2006|
|Label||Nick Records/Columbia Records|
Zoey 101: Music Mix is the soundtrack album for the Nickelodeon television series, Zoey 101, it was released on March 7, 2006. The album features music of the pop and rock genres. The theme song by Jamie Lynn Spears wasn't included in the final official soundtrack, only the instrumental version.
|1. "Follow Me" (Zoey 101 theme song) (Instrumental version)||Jamie Lynn Spears|
|2. "Predictable"||Good Charlotte|
|3. "Louder"||The Piper Downs|
|4. "Calling All Angels"||Train|
|5. "Mandy"||Nicholas Jonas|
|6. "Vacation"||The Go-Go's|
|7. "Permanent Midnite"||Saucy Monky|
|8. "Found Out About You"||Gin Blossoms|
|9. "Highway to Nowhere"||Drake Bell|
|10. "All I Want"||Toad the Wet Sprocket|
|11. "It's True"||Odds Against Tomorrow|
|12. "Okay"||Backhouse Mike|
Zoey 101 was released in March 2007 for Game Boy Advance. Another game called "Zoey 101: Field Trip Fiasco" was released on September 11, 2007 for Nintendo DS. Both video games were published by THQ and developed by Barking Lizards and had received poor reception and negative reviews from sites such as IGN and Common Sense.
Zoey 101 is a mini-game collection. Players must successfully complete each mini-game, then a dare, and then a final challenge. Dares and challenges are randomly chosen from three games in the level. Players can choose to play Mini-games freely in the main menu. GameZone awarded the game 4 out of 10, stating that the game was either "boring, frustrating, just plain unfun, or some combination of all three."
Field Trip Fiasco is about Zoey and her friends taking a field trip to a Park. The player controls Zoey by using the D-pad or touch screen to walk or run. The player runs around the Pacific Coast Academy (Zoey's School) completing fetch quests. They involve delivering things to people or collecting objects scattered around the school before time runs out. After finishing a fetch quest, the player plays a mini-game involving hosing off cars or picking up Frisbees. Zoey researches around the national park and talks to the camping club about Native Americans, goes to the library to learn about the park and takes a quiz about a national park.
Jack DeVries of IGN gave the game a 3.5/10 and criticized the game's boring gameplay, bland music and sound, and awkward controls. jkdmedia reviewed the game for GameZone on October 8, 2007 and gave the game a 2.8. It was criticized for its graphics and controls.
Although the series scored high with younger audiences, the show is believed to be one of Schneider's more criticized series. Some have called the show "utterly unreal" and "too innocent".
Awards and honors
|2005||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Breakout Show||Zoey 101||Nominated|
|Choice TV Breakout Performance — Female||Jamie Lynn Spears||Nominated|
|Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Children's Program||Zoey 101||Nominated|
|Casting Society of America||Best Casting — Children's Programming||Sharon Chazin Lieblein||Nominated|
|2006||2006 Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite TV Actress||Jamie Lynn Spears||Won|
|Young Artist Awards||Best Young Ensemble Performance In A TV Series (Comedy or Drama)||Sean Flynn
Jamie Lynn Spears
|2007||2007 Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite TV Actress||Jamie Lynn Spears||Nominated|
|Kids' Choice Awards Germany||Favorite Actor/Actress||Jamie Lynn Spears||Won|
|2007 UK Kids' Choice Awards||Best TV Actress||Jamie Lynn Spears||Nominated|
|2007 Australian Kids' Choice Awards||Fave Nick Show||Zoey 101||Nominated|
|Young Artist Awards||Best Performance In A TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actress||Jamie Lynn Spears||Nominated|
|Best Performance In A TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young Actor||Paul Butcher||Nominated|
|Best Performance In A TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young Actress||Victoria Justice||Nominated|
|Best Family Television Series (Comedy)||Zoey 101||Nominated|
|Best Young Ensemble Performance In A TV Series (Comedy or Drama)||Jamie Lynn Spears
|Casting Society of America||Best Casting — Children's TV Programming||Krisha Bullock||Nominated|
|2008||2008 Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite TV Actress||Jamie Lynn Spears||Nominated|
|Young Artist Awards||Best Performance In A TV Series — Leading Young Actress||Jamie Lynn Spears||Nominated|
|Best Performance In A TV Series — Recurring Young Actress||Erin Sanders||Won|
|Best Family Television Series||Zoey 101||Nominated|
|Best Young Ensemble Performance In A TV Series||Jamie Lynn Spears
|Casting Society of America||Outstanding Achievement in Casting — Children's Series Programming||Krisha Bullock||Nominated|
|2009||2009 Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite TV Show||Zoey 101||Nominated|
|Young Artist Awards||Best Performance In A TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young Actress||Erin Sanders||Nominated|
|2013||Neox Fan Awards||Best TV Series Neox Kidz||Zoey 101||Won|
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