Campaign launched to save popular musical comedy Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

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A social media campaign has been launched to save popular musical comedy-drama series Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist after it was cancelled by US network NBC.

The show stars Jane Levy as a computer programmer at a San Francisco technology company who develops the ability to hear people’s thoughts in the form of songs.

Despite having a dedicated online following, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist has been axed by NBC after two seasons.

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The network’s Peacock streaming service is also not picking the show up.

Co-producer Lionsgate Television said it hopes Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist can find another home.

Show creator Austin Winsberg used the hashtag #saveZoeysplaylist to gather support for the series.

Watch: NBC Cancels Zoey's 'Extraordinary Playlist' After Two Seasons

He tweeted: “Okay. Here we are. The news is out. NBC/Peacock have decided not to go forward with another season. We can discuss that later. But right now I refuse to believe the show is dead. There is too much love and goodwill and the fan base is incredible. Now here is what I need.

“I believe we can have a real chance somewhere else. But the more fan support we can throw behind it – the better. Please tweet #saveZoeysplaylist. Let’s get it trending and let the powers that be know the appetite is strong. Also open to any other suggestions to prove the love.”

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Skylar Astin plays Max on the show and tweeted his support for the campaign.

He wrote: “It is really heart warming to see the immediate response to the cancellation news. Use #SaveZoeysPlaylist to tell us why YOU want the show back in your life.”

Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters had a guest role on Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist and described its cancellation as “so ridiculous”.

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She said: “This show has the most talented cast and wonderful stories you’ll see anywhere,, I really think people didn’t discover it yet !!!It’s a musical folks!! A fun beautiful musical with great stories #savezoeysplaylist.”

Fans of the show got the hashtag to trend after tweeting their support.

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist airs on E4 in the UK.

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