7 Reasons 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' Deserves a Season 2

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Why Renew Season 2
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[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for the Season 1 finale of Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, "Zoey's Extraordinary Dad."]

When the first season of the new NBC drama Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist wrapped on May 3, one thing became clear: 12 episodes weren't nearly enough.

Fans have gotten to know Zoey (Jane Levy) and her friends and family through heartfelt, humorous, and moving scenes and songs, and the finale ended with one chapter of their lives ending (that with Peter Gallagher's Mitch) and the beginning of another (what comes next?).

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With nothing wrapped up neatly in a bow, we're eager for more fun, drama, and music. Scroll down for reasons why we're hoping NBC renews Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist.

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Why Renew Season 2 Music
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The music

It’s at the heart of the series, and Zoey has started to learn to embrace the role it plays in her life (even if she has trouble identifying a song even when the title is in the lyrics). While some numbers have worked better than others, the season ended on a high note with “American Pie” and we need more of it. That — as well as Zoey really embracing her power and learning more about it and the unanswered questions about it — needs to continue.

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Why Renew Season 2 Family Grief
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Seeing the grief

Throughout the first season, the Clarkes knew they were going to have to deal with saying goodbye to Mitch sooner rather than later. That didn’t make it any easier for them when the time came in the finale, which ended with the family sitting together, without him, in the living room. This stage of their grief is just beginning, and taking into account how the series dealt with the buildup to it and the musical element, we have a feeling that seeing how they deal with their loss would be something special.

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Why Renew Season 2 Love Triangle
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The love triangle

The Max-Zoey-Simon love triangle is far from over; in fact, it just got more complicated, with Simon single and admitting he’s jealous of Max and Zoey kissing her best friend. Both guys have their assets and their flaws, which makes it hard to really completely root against either of them.

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Why Renew Season 2 Work Changes
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Change-ups at SPRQ Point

With Danny Michael Davis going away for anywhere from 6-18 months, he asked Joan to run the company for him. How will that affect everyone there? Who will take Joan’s job? How will Zoey handle it? Will Max be back there, perhaps in a new position now that he’s gotten the feel for being in a managerial role?

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Why Renew Season 2 Family Without Mitch
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Exploring the family without Mitch

In addition to seeing how the family grieves their loss, they’re also going to have to move on without Mitch. How does that affect Maggie, who has lost her husband? How does Zoey deal with not being able to connect with her father through song? How does David handle the fact that his father never met his grandchild?

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Why Renew Season 2 Cast
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The entire cast

Jane Levy is extraordinary as Zoey, and it doesn’t stop there. From the rest of the Clarke family — Peter Gallagher, Mary Steenburgen, Andrew Leeds, Alice Lee — to Zoey’s friends and coworkers — Lauren Graham, Alex Newell, Skylar Astin, John Clarence Stewart — the cast works well together.

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Why Renew Season 2 Supporting Characters
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Exploring the other characters' lives

While we’ve gotten to know a bit about Mo, Max, Simon, Joan, and even Emily, another season would allow the series to really explore and go home with those characters. The focus of the first season was really on Zoey and her family; more episodes would open up the possibility of expanding the world of the show. Why not see more of Zoey’s neighbors other than Mo? Why not see Emily outside of the Clarkes?