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Zoey 101

television series

Zoey 101 is an American television series. It was on Nickelodeon from 9 January 2005 until 2 May 2008. It is about on the lives of teenagers at a boarding school, Pacific Coast Academy (PCA). The main character is Zoey Brooks, played by Jamie Lynn Spears. The series was created by Dan Schneider. It was nominated for an "Outstanding Children's Program" Emmy Award in 2005.[2] Zoey 101 was the most expensive production ever for Nickelodeon series. It was shot completely on location in Malibu.[3] It was also Nickelodeon's best performance for a series premiere in almost eight years.[3] However, many critics have made negative comments about the show. Jamie Lynn Spears has been playing Zoey for 3 years from 2005 till 2008.

Zoey 101
GenreTeen sitcom
Comedy-drama
Created byDan Schneider
StarringJamie Lynn Spears
Paul Butcher
Sean Flynn
Kristin Herrera
Christopher Massey
Alexa Nikolas
Erin Sanders
Matthew Underwood
Victoria Justice
Austin Butler
Narrated byJamie Lynn Spears
Theme music composerBritney Spears, Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg, Henrik Jonback
Opening theme"Follow Me" by Jamie Lynn Spears
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes65 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Dan Schneider
Bill O'Dowd (both; entire run)
Jan Korbelin (episodes 1-15)
Jörg Westerkamp
(episodes 15-65)
George Doty IV (season 4)
Producer(s)Joe Catania (entire run)
Bryan Spears
(co-producer, entire run)
Robin Weiner (supervising producer, seasons 1-3; consulting producer, season 4)
Tom Keniston (season 4)
Production location(s)Pepperdine University[1]
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running timeapprox. 23-25 minutes
Production company(s)Schneider's Bakery
Apollo ProMovie
Nickelodeon Productions
Release
Original networkNickelodeon, TeenNick in re-runs
Picture format480i 16:9 (SDTV)
(broadcast in Letterbox format)
Original releaseJanuary 9, 2005 (2005-01-09) – May 2, 2008 (2008-05-02)
External links
Website

PlotEdit

Zoey Brooks goes to a once all-boys boarding school in California, where she must fit in, even though she is a girl. The series focuses on normal problems that a teenage girl may have to deal with. Zoey has two best friends called Lola and Quinn.

CharactersEdit

  • Zoey Brooks is a 14-year-old freshman student, and the main character of the show. She is the best friend of Nicole and very good at the school. Since the first day is Chase in love with Zoey. She is also in love with Chase, but this is seen in the sequence "Lola likes Chase".
  • Dustin Brooks is Zoey's younger 11-year-old brother. He doesn't like it, if Zoey mothered him. He is still childish. He is afraid of frogs and squirrels.
  • Chase Matthews is Zoey's best friend. He has a crush on her.
  • Michael Barett is another good friend of Chase and Logan. He is a comedian.
  • Logan Reese is an inconsiderate, self-centered popular boy. All the girls have a crush on him, except Zoey and her friends.
  • Dana Cruz is Zoey's former best and headstrong and straightforward friend from season one. She does not like to be told what to do and can easily get into an argument.
  • Nicole Bristow is a hyper girl from Kansas from seasons 1-2 and is Zoey's primary best friend. She has OMGD (Obsessive Male Gender Disorder) and has to go to an all girls school later on in season 3.
  • Quinn Pensky is a smart, yet strange girl who is very interested in science who bunks with Zoey.
  • Lola Martinez joins in season 2, replacing Dana. She is fashionable and attractive, and wants to be an actress. Lola is a bad female. Lola is best friends with Zoey.

Video gameEdit

Several video games based on the television series were developed by THQ. They were published by Barking Lizards.

The original was released on 2 March 2007 for Gameboy Advance. Players play mini-games in trios for three semesters (levels), with a final game at the end. Players must successfully complete each mini-game, then a dare, and then a challenge. Dares and challenges are randomly chosen from three games. Players can choose to play mini-games freely in the main menu. Mini-games can only be unlocked in story mode. The game received negative reviews from sites such as Nintendo World Report and Common Sense. Game Rankings had a percent of 40% based on 2 reviews.

Zoey 101: Field Trip Fiasco was released for Nintendo DS. It was released in the U.S. on September 11, 2007. The plot involves Zoey wanting to do a documentary movie about the local national park. The player controls Zoey. The player has to go around the Pacific Coast Academy delivering things to people, or collect objects scattered around the school before time runs out. A map can be pulled out to help. After finishing fetch quests, the player plays a Minigame. Minigames require Scribbling on the touch screen to hose off cars or picking up Frisbees. Minigames last about 2 minutes. This game also received bad reviews. Metacritic had a score of 31/100 and Game Rankings had a score of 41.25% both based on 4 critics.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://graphic.pepperdine.edu/ane/2004/2004-08-30-zoey.htm
  2. emmys television gold. "Primetime Emmy Award nominations for 2005". Retrieved 2012-03-26.
  3. 3.0 3.1 March 9, 2011 (2011-03-09). "Zoey 101". Dolphinentertainment.com. Retrieved 2013-01-18.
  4. See for example: