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Tonight, NBC is giving viewers an early look at the new series Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, which won’t premiere in its regular Sunday timeslot until February 16. Zoey Clarke (Jane Levy, Suburgatory) works as a computer programmer at a small San Francisco tech company. Her boss, Joan (Lauren Graham, Gilmore Girls, Parenthood), is trying to decide who to promote to team lead, and while Zoey is great at her job, she’s not as vocal and take-charge as she should be. Her co-worker/best friend Max (Skylar Astin, Pitch Perfect) is very supportive of her and may even harbor feelings for Zoey. Zoey lives in apartment by herself, across the hall from rambunctious neighbor Mo (Alex Newell, Glee), who often wakes her up with her singing. Zoey also spends a lot of time back home with her parents, Maggie (Mary Steenburgen, The Last Man on Earth) and Mitch (Peter Gallagher, The O.C., Grace and Frankie). About a year earlier, her father was diagnosed with a rare and unusual disease that has been taking away his ability to move, talk, and soon eat. It is devastating for Zoey and her family to watch this once vibrant and lively man just sitting their silently and deteriorating like this, but they are determined to help him enjoy his remaining days.
As the series begins, Zoey wakes up one seemingly normal morning to discover that she can hear other people’s innermost thoughts and desires, which they express through music – belting out pop songs while performing elaborate dance numbers, pouring out their deepest feelings and issues to her. Baffled by the situation, Zoey starts to use this information to help these people in need. However, in the process she also learns some interesting things about her co-workers. Are these new “powers” a curse or a blessing?
I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere – it reminded me of Kevin Probably Saves the World meets Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The series has a great mix of humor and heart, and I found the impromptu singing and dancing to be a lot of fun – plus the songs are ones that most people will already be familiar with. That said, Zoey isn’t really knowledgeable about pop music, so it takes her a few bars of the lyrics in order to figure out what exactly people are trying to tell her, but most viewers will probably catch on as soon as the music starts. The series has an amazing cast, filled with actors with strong musical TV, theater, and movie backgrounds, so you know the song and dance performances are going to be great!
On tonight’s series preview, “Pilot,” Zoey, an introverted computer programmer living in San Francisco, begins to hear the innermost desires of the people around her through song.
Meet Zoey and see her power develop tonight on NBC at 10:01/9:01c.
I’ll also be recording Schitt’s Creek, FBI: Most Wanted, Emergence, The Resident, Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time, mixed-ish, and black-ish.
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