Zoey 101

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Zoey 101
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Genre Comedy
Teen drama
Children's
Created by Dan Schneider
Starring
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 61 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Dan Schneider
Bill O'Dowd (both; entire run)
Jan Korbelin (episodes 1–15)
Jörg Westerkamp
(episodes 15-65)
George Doty IV (season 4)
Producer(s) Joe Catania (entire run)
Bryan Spears
(co-producer, entire run)
Robin Weiner (supervising producer, seasons 1–3; consulting producer, season 4)
Tom Keniston (season 4)
Location(s) Pepperdine University[1]
Camera setup Film; Single-camera
Running time 23-25 minutes
Production company(s) Schneider's Bakery
Apollo ProMovie
Nickelodeon Productions
Dolphin Entertainment
Release
Original network Nickelodeon
Picture format 480i 16:9 (SDTV)
(broadcast in Letterbox format)
Original release January 9, 2005 (2005-01-09) – May 2, 2008 (2008-05-02)
External links
Website

Zoey 101 is an American teen drama 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), her brother (Paul Butcher), and her friends as they attend Pacific Coast Academy (PCA), a fictional boarding school in Southern California. The series 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.[2] Zoey 101 was the most expensive production ever for a Nickelodeon series, as it was shot completely on location in Malibu.[3]

Premise[edit]

The series centers around Zoey Brooks as she enrolls in Pacific Coast Academy, a school that previously only allowed boys to attend. Throughout the series, Zoey and her friends navigate life as teenagers in a boarding school. As the series progresses, the group of friends grows closer together.

Cast and characters[edit]

Actor Character Season
1 2 3 4
Main
Jamie Lynn Spears
Zoey Brooks Main
Paul Butcher
Dustin Brooks Main
Sean Flynn
Chase Matthews Main Guest
Kristin Herrera
Dana Cruz Main
Victoria Justice
Lola Martinez Main
Alexa Nikolas
Nicole Bristow Main
Christopher Massey
Michael Barret Main
Erin Sanders
Quinn Pensky Main
Matthew Underwood
Logan Reese Main
Austin Butler
James Garrett Guest Main
Recurring
Jack Salvatore, Jr.
Mark Del Figgalo Recurring
Christopher Murray
Dean Rivers Recurring
Jessica Chaffin
Coco Wexler Recurring
Miki Ishikawa
Vicky Recurring
Michael Blieden
David H. Bender Recurring
Brian Tee
Kazu Guest Recurring
Creagen Dow
Jeremiah Trottman Recurring
Allen Evangelista
Wayne Gilbert Recurring
Abby Wilde
Stacey Dillsen Recurring
Rex Lee
Maurice Recurring
Daniella Monet
Rebecca Martin Recurring
Brando Eaton
Vince Blake Guest Recurring

Episodes[edit]

10th anniversary revival short[edit]

On September 18, 2015, on the 10th anniversary of the airing of the season 2 episode "Time Capsule", TeenNick aired a short clip featuring Chase and Michael.[4] In the clip, it becomes apparent that Zoey and Chase have broken up and he is now seeing someone else. Just as Chase is proposing to his current girlfriend Alyssa (Jamie Snow), Michael storms in and informs him of what Zoey said on her DVD from "Time Capsule". The DVD reveals that Zoey suspected Chase's crush on her at the time, even before she went to England, and at some point even thought about getting together with him as she considered him her soulmate, but didn't act on it until after she went to England. This causes Chase, who is still in love with Zoey, to abandon Alyssa to find Zoey, with the clip ending on a cliffhanger.

DVD releases[edit]

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.

Alliance Home Entertainment has released the first three seasons on DVD in Canada only.[5][6] Season 3 was released on March 8, 2011.[7]

In Region 4, Madman Entertainment has released the first two seasons on DVD in Australia.[8][9]

DVD Name Ep # Release dates
Region 1 (U.S.) Region 1 (Canada) Region 4
The Complete 1st Season 13 February 13, 2007[10] November 23, 2010[11] July 25, 2006
The Complete 2nd Season 13 August 29, 2008[12] January 11, 2011[13] September 11, 2008
The Complete 3rd Season 26 July 1, 2008[14] March 8, 2011[15] N/A
The Complete 4th Season 13 November 11, 2008[16] June 16, 2009 N/A

Soundtrack[edit]

Zoey 101: Music Mix
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released March 7, 2006
Recorded 2004-06
Genre Pop rock
Label Nick and Columbia

Zoey 101: Music Mix is the soundtrack album for the series. 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, composed by her sister & a 3-man production team.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Follow Me" (Instrumental Version)"   Britney Spears, Henrik Jonback, and Christian Karlsson & Pontus Winnberg 1:23
2. "Predictable"   Good Charlotte 3:10
3. "Louder"   The Piper Downs 3:58
4. "Calling All Angels"   Train 4:03
5. "Mandy"   Jonas Brothers 2:49
6. "Vacation"   The Go-Go's 3:00
7. "Permanent Midnite"   Saucy Monky 2:25
8. "Found Out About You"   Gin Blossoms 3:54
9. "Highway To Nowhere"   Drake Bell, Morton Shallman, Scott Bennett 4:03
10. "All I Want"   Toad The Wet Sprocket 3:17
11. "It's True"   Odds Against Tomorrow 2:26
12. "Okay"   Backhouse Mike 3:32
Total length:
38:00

Video games[edit]

A video game titled 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 received poor reception and negative reviews from sites such as IGN and Common Sense Media.

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."[17]

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 Pacific Coast Academy completing fetch quests.[clarification needed] 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, 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.[18]

Reception[edit]

The series has mixed reviews. It scored high with younger audiences. It was also Nickelodeon's best performance for a series premiere (live action or animation) in almost eight years. The premiere of the episode "Goodbye Zoey" was the highest-rated live-action show ever on Nickelodeon, with over 7.3 million viewers. The series finale "Chasing Zoey" was the highest-rated show on all of television for all kid demos, including teens 12-17, beating out American Idol.[3] The show has an 8.2/10 on TV.com, a 5.7/10 on IMDb and a 3/5 on Common Sense Media.[19]

Awards and honors[edit]

Awards and honors for Zoey 101
Year Award Category Recipient Result
2005 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Breakout Show Zoey 101 Nominated[20]
Choice TV Breakout Performance — Female Jamie Lynn Spears Nominated[20]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Program Zoey 101 Nominated[21]
Casting Society of America Best Casting — Children's Programming Sharon Chazin Lieblein Nominated[22]
2006 2006 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Jamie Lynn Spears Won[23]
Young Artist Awards Best Young Ensemble Performance In A TV Series (Comedy or Drama) Sean Flynn
Paul Butcher
Kristin Herrera
Victoria Justice
Christopher Massey
Alexa Nikolas
Erin Sanders
Jamie Lynn Spears
Matthew Underwood
Won[24]
2007 2007 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Jamie Lynn Spears Nominated[25][26]
Kids' Choice Awards Germany Favorite Actor/Actress Won[27]
2007 UK Kids' Choice Awards Best TV Actress Nominated[28]
2007 Australian Kids' Choice Awards Fave Nick Show Zoey 101 Nominated[29][30]
Young Artist Awards Best Performance In A TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actress Jamie Lynn Spears Nominated[31]
Best Performance In A TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young Actor Paul Butcher Nominated[31]
Best Performance In A TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young Actress Victoria Justice Nominated[31]
Best Family Television Series (Comedy) Zoey 101 Nominated[31]
Best Young Ensemble Performance In A TV Series (Comedy or Drama) Jamie Lynn Spears
Paul Butcher
Sean Flynn
Victoria Justice
Christopher Massey
Alexa Nikolas
Erin Sanders
Matthew Underwood
Won[31]
Casting Society of America Best Casting — Children's TV Programming Krisha Bullock Nominated[32]
2008 2008 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Jamie Lynn Spears Nominated[33][34]
Young Artist Awards Best Performance In A TV Series — Leading Young Actress Jamie Lynn Spears Nominated[35]
Best Performance In A TV Series — Recurring Young Actress Erin Sanders Won[35]
Best Family Television Series Zoey 101 Nominated[35]
Best Young Ensemble Performance In A TV Series Jamie Lynn Spears
Paul Butcher
Sean Flynn
Victoria Justice
Christopher Massey
Erin Sanders
Matthew Underwood
Nominated[35]
Casting Society of America Outstanding Achievement in Casting — Children's Series Programming Krisha Bullock Nominated[36]
2009 2009 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Show Zoey 101 Nominated[37][38]
Young Artist Awards Best Performance In A TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young Actress Erin Sanders Nominated[39]
2013 Neox Fan Awards Best Neox Kidz series Zoey 101 Won

References[edit]

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