The youngsters are all grown up, nevertheless it's the proper time to return to highschool.

Zoey 101 premiered on Nickelodeon 17 years in the past, turning a sure pop star's little sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, right into a sitcom darling and serving as an early stepping stone for all types of future well-known names who had bit elements, together with Ashley Benson, Harry Shum Jr., Janel Parrish, Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdyBrandi CyrusKeegan Allen, Jessica Stroup and Kevin McHale.

Although the sequence lasted for less than 4 seasons, the nostalgia runs deep with this one, and followers have been overjoyed when the solid reunited to shoot a sketch for the reboot of All That after which gathered in 2020 to make a video for a brand new recording of the present's theme track, "Comply with Me (Zoey 101)."

"This has been a very long time coming!" Spears informed E! Information of the All That venture, the primary time lots of them had seen one another in years. "I am so excited to have the ability to reunite the solid and be capable to recreate so many wonderful reminiscences, however I am most enthusiastic about what's to return sooner or later."

The now 30-year-old mom of two has let it be known she's open to a Zoey 101 reboot or sequence that picked up with Zoey and Dustin Brooks, Chase Matthews, Dana Cruz and extra as adults, and it has been heartening to see that the solid has remained pals.

Inside Jamie Lynn Spears' Personal World

However the timing must be excellent to get all of the actors collectively, and talks would truly must contain the actors themselves.

"Yo, @nickelodeon have your folks name my folks," Spears captioned a picture of a headline studying that she was "in talks" for a reboot in July 2019.

"It needs to be them as younger adults," she defined on the Chicks within the Workplace podcast in 2020. "It must relate to our followers now similar to it associated to our followers then."

She could also be able to roll now after taking appreciable break day from appearing to deal with her household, however whereas we wait, this is some Zoey 101 trivia in honor of the present's 17th anniversary:


1. Shot totally on location in Malibu, Zoey 101 was Nickelodeon's costliest manufacturing but when it premiered on Jan. 9, 2005.

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2. Malibu's Pepperdine College, idyllically nestled subsequent to the Pacific Ocean, stood in for the youngsters' high-brow highschool, Pacific Coast Academy, so no surprise Spears' favourite a part of the entire job was attending to shoot exterior all day. PCA was additionally fairly the enviable establishment, full with espresso carts and mini-fridges within the dorms. 


3. Spears slipped seamlessly into the character of Zoey Brooks, a member of the primary co-ed class of the previously all-boys Pacific Coast Academy. "We like the identical garments and we kinda love to do the identical stuff," the then 14-year-old actress stated in a behind-the-scenes video.

4. For no matter motive, the teenager was pressed for time whereas capturing the season three episode "The Curse of PCA," so the writers got here up with the thought of Zoey getting a bucket caught on her head—so they might have a stand-in for Spears movie the scenes the place her face is obscured. 


5. Sean Flynn, who performed Zoey's BFF turned eventual love curiosity Chase Matthews, stated he was clumsy and made pals simply in actual life—very like Chase, whose first encounter with Zoey consists of using headlong right into a pole. "I hang around on the pc, speaking to my pals on-line, play video video games, play guitar. I all the time have my guitar—all the time," he said in an interview. "Actually, typically I get in bother as a result of I play guitar a bit an excessive amount of and the director's, like, 'Put it away!'"

6. Flynn—a grandson of golden-era display legend Errol Flynn who appeared within the 2013 biopic The Final Robin Hood—left the present after three seasons (to clarify his absence, Chase was stated to be finding out in London) however returned for the season 4 (and sequence) finale, "Chasing Zoey," to seal their candy romance with a kiss. Sporting brief hair by then, Flynn needed to put on a wig to duplicate Chase's signature curly mop prime.


7. In case you forgot, that younger blond fellow is Austin Butler as Zoey's ex-boyfriend James, who joined the solid in season 4 to make issues a bit extra complicated for her whereas Chase was away. At present Butler has the most important profession of all of the Zoey 101 alums, having performed Tex Watson in Quentin Tarantino's As soon as Upon a Hollywood and scoring the position of Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming biopic.

Approached by TMZ in July 2019, Chris Massey, who performed Michael, stated it could in fact be cool if Butler was capable of be a part of any reboot or reunion present, ought to they've one, and that he'd truly frolicked with his former co-star and Butler's then-girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens at Coachella a number of months prior.


8. They did depart faculty typically. Within the one-hour 2006 particular Zoey 101: Spring Break-Up, the youngsters go to the oceanfront mansion of a wealthy classmate, the place a boys vs. women actuality present is being shot.

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9. Zoey 101 was nominated for Alternative TV Breakout Present in 2005, and Spears gained for Favourite Tv Actress in 2006.


10. Chase's finest good friend Quinn Pensky did not exist within the pilot, however Erin Sanders had finished such a superb job whereas auditioning for an additional position, they created the character for her.


11. For season three, the crew packed up and moved to a Santa Clarita soundstage, the place set designer Harry Matheu recreated the interiors of Pacific Coast Academy. Much less ocean, however manner nearer to Six Flags' Magic Mountain.

And certain, the seashore had been good, however Spears says that wasn't the place the magic actually occurred. "Once we have been in a room simply being youngsters, that was once I suppose the funniest and the most effective reminiscences have been made," she told E! News in September 2020.

12. Followers have been stunned when on Sept. 18, 2015, the 10th anniversary of the season two episode "Time Capsule," Nickelodeon aired a five-minute short known as "What Did Zoey Say?" that featured present-day Chase proposing to his girlfriend, Alyssa—till Michael runs in holding a DVD and a be aware Zoey wrote 10 years prior revealing her true emotions (and confusion over how Chase actually felt).

Poor Alyssa.

It ended with a "to be continued..." and Chase-Zoey shippers are nonetheless ready.


13. Despite the popular belief that Zoey 101 ended after 4 seasons as a result of its star bought pregnant at 16, Jamie Lynn insists she had already left the show and returned to Louisiana with a watch on doing films and ending highschool—the latter of which she additionally did at 16, incomes her GED in February 2008 earlier than daughter Maddie was born that June 19.

Filming had already wrapped when she revealed in December 2007 that she was going to be a mother and the sequence finale aired Could 2, 2008.

"In truth, I didn't get pregnant once I was nonetheless below contract with Zoey," she told People TV in 2016. "We had completed capturing, however the episodes hadn't aired but." Afterward she reluctantly auditioned for Twilight ("I keep in mind simply considering like, 'Y'all are insane. I am not taking part in a vampire. That's so silly. Why would I try this?'" she recalled to Nylon) and did not understand that she felt sick that day as a result of she was pregnant.

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14. "After I grew to become pregnant, the world that I knew got here crashing down," Spears acknowledged on the 2016 TLC particular Jamie Lynn Spears: When the Lights Go Out. "I knew I had a whole lot of younger women who regarded as much as me and I felt that duty; however, on the finish of the day, I knew I needed to decide as a younger lady myself to do one thing I knew I may sleep with each evening."

She credited big sister Britney with serving as a information to coping with public scrutiny. "We have had many conversations about it," she recalled to People TV in 2016, "however I believe the principle factor is actually simply, you recognize, to belief your self and form of actually preserve that your core worth. And, you recognize, preserve your loved ones shut. The folks round you're actually vital on who you're, and I believe that is form of the most important factor I've taken away from simply being round all the chaos on the whole."


15. They're nonetheless pals! The entire principal solid—minus Spears, who was working in Atlanta and slept through their attempt to FaceTime along with her—reunited for dinner in Los Angeles in 2019. "It was a whole lot of enjoyable," Victoria Justice, who went on to star in her own Nickelodeon series Victorious after Zoey 101 ended, told Life & Style. "It was nice getting again collectively. It actually simply introduced again outdated occasions and so many nice reminiscences. I simply keep in mind sitting there and everybody's faces and simply feeling like nobody had actually modified. Like, issues had clearly modified however we have been nonetheless like at our core the identical folks and it simply felt so comfy and so acquainted, in order that was a very nice feeling. It was actually enjoyable."

And depend Justice in for the hypothetical reboot.

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16. Nevertheless, Spears made certain to not miss the big Zoom reunion when the solid just about gathered to speak with E! Information in 2020—after they'd reunited in individual on All That and to shoot a music video for a remix of the present's theme track, "Comply with Me (Zoey 101)." Requested what their favourite half had been thus far, Sanders stated, "Realizing that this connection we have now stands the take a look at of time, that although a few years had handed, it is like no time had handed. I critically dropped to my knees and began getting actually emotional once I noticed everyone. I believe all of us had actually related reactions."

17. Spears confirmed that she additionally thinks Chase and Zoey's story is not completed, however that resuming it in scripted trend would require a whole lot of transferring items to return collectively, together with discovering the suitable residence to inform the story. "I believe there's so much to nonetheless be stated and we'll determine the place they're and the way that each one goes into play," she defined, "however I undoubtedly suppose that there is extra to that."

Who would not want that bacon again of their lives now? This is to Nickelodeon's folks calling Jamie Lynn Spears' folks in 2022!


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