||This article may be written from a fan's point of view, rather than a neutral point of view. (March 2015)|
|Created by||Dan Schneider|
|Theme music composer||Britney Spears
|Opening theme||"Follow Me" by Jamie Lynn Spears|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||61 (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||23-25 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Schneider's Bakery
|Picture format||480i 16:9 (SDTV)
(broadcast in Letterbox format)
|Original release||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 a Nickelodeon series, as it was shot completely on location in Malibu.
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In season one, Zoey Brooks (Jamie Lynn Spears) and her younger brother Dustin (Paul Butcher) arrive at Pacific Coast Academy (PCA), a school which recently went Mixed 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, fashionable tomboy Dana Cruz (Kristin Herrera) who is also great at basketball,and boy-obsessed Nicole Bristow (Alexa Nikolas). She also meets aspiring scientist/inventor Quinn Pensky (Erin Sanders) who is very quirky and does weird science experiments in her room, humorous Michael Barret (Christopher Massey) who is one of Chase's roommates and best friend since the 6th grade, and rich, spoiled and obnoxious Logan Reese (Matthew Underwood) who is Chase's other roommate and tries to make out with every girl he can. With Chase's help, she gets Quinn a boyfriend named Mark Del Figgalo (Jack Salvatore Jr.) After destroying his last relationship on accident not knowing he already has a girlfriend.
Season two follows Zoey's second year at PCA. Dana has been accepted by a European student exchange program and is now studying in Paris, much to Nicole's delight. Zoey and Nicole get a new roommate, aspiring actress Lola Martinez (Victoria Justice). At first, Lola tricks them into thinking she is a goth voodoo punk freak 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 are henceforth best friends. Their affection can also be seen in the next two seasons.
In season three, Zoey and the rest of the gang return to PCA. Nicole has left PCA because she was 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 advisor, who they also help get back together with Carl, her on and off again boyfriend. At the end of the season, in the "Goodbye, Zoey?" TV film, Zoey transfers to Covington (a new boarding school) in England After she tries to talk to Chase about it but he earlier heard about it and thought that she had already made up her mind on moving. Due to a webcam malfunction, Zoey finds out that Chase loves her and has loved her since the day they met.
In season four, the final season, Zoey returns to PCA, only to find that Chase transferred to Covington in England believing Zoey was still enrolled there. Zoey and Chase reveal their love for each other and want to be together, but Chase has to stay a full semester at Covington. When they finally have their first date over web chat, it doesn't go well, so they decide to put off their relationship until Chase's return. Meanwhile, Logan and Michael get a new roommate named James Garrett (Austin Butler), who eventually becomes Zoey's boyfriend because someone starts a rumor that they are dating, but eventually end up liking each other. Quinn and Logan begin to date, but they hide their relationship from their friends because they are embarrassed that they are dating each other. In the series finale, entitled "Chasing Zoey", the kids get ready for 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.
Cast and characters
|Jamie Lynn Spears||Zoey Brooks||61||Main|
|Paul Butcher||Dustin Brooks||25||Main|
|Sean Flynn||Chase Matthews||51||Main||Guest|
|Christopher Massey||Michael Barret||60||Main|
|Alexa Nikolas||Nicole Bristow||25||Main|
|Erin Sanders||Quinn Pensky||58||Main|
|Matthew Underwood||Logan Reese||56||Main|
|Victoria Justice||Lola Martinez||47||Main|
|Austin Butler||James Garrett||9||Main|
|Kristin Herrera||Dana Cruz||13||Main|
|Jack Salvatore, Jr.||Mark Del Figgalo||27||Recurring|
|Christopher Murray||Dean Rivers||20||Recurring|
|Jessica Chaffin||Coco Wexler||13||Recurring|
|Michael Blieden||David H. Bender||6||Recurring|
|Creagen Dow||Jeremiah Trottman||12||Recurring|
|Allen Evangelista||Wayne Gilbert||12||Recurring|
|Abby Wilde||Stacey Dillsen||27||Recurring|
|Daniella Monet||Rebecca Martin||3||Recurring|
|Brando Eaton||Vince Blake||4||Guest||Recurring|
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 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.
|1. "Follow Me" (Instrumental Version)||Britney Spears, Henrik Jonback, and Christian Karlsson & Pontus Winnberg|
|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|
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."
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.
The series 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 
The show has an 8.2/10 on TV.com, a 5.7/10 on imdb and a 3/5 on common sense media.
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 Neox Kidz series||Zoey 101||Won|
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