NBC has canceled Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist after two seasons. While fans mourn the end of the series and wonder whether or not it will get picked up by another network, check out these similar TV shows.
Zoey Clarke (Jane Levy) hears people’s thoughts in the form of popular songs on Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. Glee doesn’t have any mind-reading but there are definitely Top 40 hits. The students of William McKinley High School’s glee club sing everything from Bruno Mars to Fleetwood Mac. On the air for six seasons from 2009 to 2015, Glee is an award-winning series that’s currently streaming on Netflix.
Lea Michele (Rachel Berry), Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones), Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel), Cory Monteith (Finn Hudson), Naya Rivera (Santana Lopez), Dianna Agron (Quinn Fabray), Heather Morris (Brittany Pierce), Harry Shum Jr. (MikeChang) Darren Criss (Blaine Anderson), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina Cohen-Chang), Mark Salling (Puck), and Kevin McHale (Artie Abrams) play the glee club students.
The students are taught by Will Schuester, as played by Matthew Morrison. Teasing everyone along the way is P.E. teacher Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch).
This Hulu original premiered in 2019. It stars Kat Dennings as Jules Wiley, a young woman who gets dumped by her boyfriend and realizes she hasn’t stayed in touch with any of her friends. Jules reconnects with Madison Maxwell (Brenda Song) and Stella Cole (Shay Mitchell) and makes a new friend, Izzy Levine (Esther Povitsky).
As Jules rekindles her friendships she gets imaginary advice — and sometimes unwanted commentary — from Cat Lady (Beth Grant). All 10 episodes are available on Hulu at the time of publication. The streamer has plans for a second season, however, there have been delays due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) per Deadline.
Those who enjoyed the musical aspect of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist will want to check out Girls5Eva if they haven’t already. The Peacock original series, created by The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Meredith Scardino, is about a girl band from the 1990s that gets a second chance.
A rapper samples one of their old songs and suddenly Girls5Eva is back in the spotlight. But the lives of Wickie Roy (Renée Elise Goldsberry), Dawn Solano (Sara Bareilles), Summer Dutkowsky (Busy Philipps), and Gloria McManus (Paula Pell) look different now as they attempt to chase their pop star dreams again.
Girls5Eva premiered on May 6, 2021. Executive produced by Tina Fey, the series is currently streaming on Peacock.
4. ‘Good Girls’
Similar to Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Good Girls is a comedy-drama about women. Sisters Beth (Christina Hendricks) and Annie (Mae Whitman) team up with their best friend, Ruby (Retta), to take control of their lives. It starts off with robbing a local grocery store but quickly escalates until Beth, Annie, and Ruby are deep into a life of crime.