‘Zoey 101’: Why Jamie Lynn Spears Wasn’t at the Reunion

There are a few shows that shape your childhood. Series that you would rush home from school to watch and that would leave you hanging on the edge of your seat. Zoey 101 was one of those shows for a lot of kids.

The show followed Zoey, played by Jamie Lynn Spears, as she went away to boarding school. When we say boarding school, you are probably thinking of some boring institution with lots of rules and regulations. But that is not what Pacific Coast Academy was like at all. The school’s cool gadgets and the friendships on the show made kids everywhere want to sign up to be shipped off.

The show only aired from 2005-2008, but was definitely one that left a mark.

The cast reunites

The cast of the series recently got together for a little mini reunion. The show’s creator, Dan Schneider, posted a photo of the meet up on his Instagram.

“Some Zoey 101 buzz got me talking with my good friend Sean Flynn (“Chase”)… and within about 72 hours, this happened!” he captioned the picture. “I’m not sure how I feel about my new glasses, but that was one of the most fun nights ever. A wonderful cast of kids then, and even better all grown up! Much love/respect for all of you! Jamie Lynn is busy shooting her new show in Atlanta. We missed you, congrats!” he said. 

What does Jamie Lynn Spears have to say about missing the reunion?

Obviously, Spears couldn’t meet up with the rest of the cast for drinks and swapped stories since she was in a different city. But the group did try to call her.

“Not only did I miss the reunion, but I also missed the FaceTime, because I’m lame and fell asleep…. thank y’all for the video and hope to see y’all very soon♥️😉,” Spears captioned a post on her Instagram. The cast called her a few times but she slept through all of them.

Will there be a ‘Zoey 101’ reboot?

It’s safe to say that we are in the age of the reboot. Lots of shows that we thought that we would never see again are getting remade for the current times. So, obviously, fans have been pushing for a reboot of Zoey 101.

Recently, TMZ reported that Spears was thinking of bringing the show back. According to the report, the new version would follow Zoey after high school.

Spears reposted one of the articles on her own Instagram.

“Yo, @nickelodeon have your people call my people🤝😉 #Zoey101,” she wrote.

And that was enough to set fans off!

“Y’all there are rumors about Zoey 101 having a reboot. If this happens I’m going to be f***ing excited,” one fan tweeted.

Some fans were living for the nostalgia of it all.

“The Zoey 101 cast reunited and sung the Zoey 101 theme song for Jamie Lynn Spears and it is literally the best thing I’ve ever seen. 2019 really is the year of bringing back our childhood,” another person wrote.

Others were just excited to see the cast together again.

“Zoey 101 reunion!!” another fan said. “I have never screamed so loud of happiness!”