How ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas’ Condensed a Third Season Story Into a Two-Hour Movie

  • Variety
How ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas’ Condensed a Third Season Story Into a Two-Hour Movie
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not watched “Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas,” streaming now on The Roku Channel.

Nash Bridges,” “Ray Donovan” and “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” are all fan-favorite television series that are continuing their stories with two-hour original TV movies, but only “Zoey’s” is set at the holidays and managed to turn its project around within six months of its series ending.

The musical comedy centering on the titular young programmer (Jane Levy), who developed the ability to hear people’s emotions sung aloud to her, originally aired on NBC but was canceled in June of this year, after finishing its second season. Six weeks later, creator and showrunner Austin Winsberg had a “four-line idea” greenlit by The Roku Channel. This became a two-hour movie titled “Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas,” following Zoey and the rest of the Clarke family’s first Christmas without their patriarch, Mitch (Peter Gallagher
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