Wednesday, July 31, 2019

'Zoey 101' Cast Reunites Amid Reboot Rumors

The potential Zoey 101 reboot is getting the old gang back together -- and they really, REALLY want to see Jamie Lynn Spears ... in person, and hopefully on set!

A bunch of cast members from the fan favorite Nickelodeon show reunited Monday (July 29, 2019) night in L.A. for a flashback dinner with the show's creator Dan Schneider in attendance as well. Some of the stars who showed up included Chris Massey (Michael), Sean Flynn (Chase), Victoria Justice (Lola), Matt Underwood (Logan), Abby Wilde (Stacey), Paul Butcher (Dustin), Jack Salvatore Jr. (Mark) and Erin Sanders (Quinn).

TMZ are told they met at The Front Yard in North Hollywood around 8 PM. From the photos, it looks like it was a wine and dine affair. No word if PCA favorite Blix was on the menu.

Schneider wrote on Instagram, "Some Zoey 101 buzz got me talking with my good friend Sean Flynn (“Chase”)… and within about 72 hours, this happened! I’m not sure how I feel about my new glasses, but that was one of the most fun nights ever."

He added, "A wonderful cast of kids then, and even better all grown up! Much love/respect for all of you! Jamie Lynn is busy shooting her new show in Atlanta. We missed you, congrats!"

As he notes, Jamie Lynne couldn't make the meetup -- Austin Butler didn't show either, he's busy these days too -- but it's clear JLS wanted to be there.

Sadly, Jamie was busy filming her new Netflix show Sweet Magnolias in Atlanta, so she couldn't make the L.A. dinner, but the cast still sent her an adorable video. Apparently, she was supposed to FaceTime with them, but she fell asleep. Whoops. Jamie posted a video she received from her old crew, in which they told her they loved her and missed her ... and hoped to see her soon, as well as sing the show's iconic theme song. The implication is clear -- Zoey 101 is itching to run it back for a new show, which might very well happen.

TMZ broke the story that Jamie Lynn has been in talks with Nickelodeon execs over reviving the teen dramedy about kids living at a beachside boarding school called PCA that she starred in back in the 2000s. It would focus on her life 10 years later, and she'd have a couple kids in the show, just like real life.

Jamie Lynn responded to the reports by posting “Yo, @nickelodeon have your people call my people๐Ÿค๐Ÿ˜‰ #Zoey101” on the star's social media pages.

The push is on, as far as Jamie's costars are concerned! #BringBackZoey

Nickelodeon has been excelling in the reboot game for the past few years, giving us new installments of Hey Arnold!, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Double Dare, Rocko's Modern Life, Invader Zim, and All That, plus upcoming revivals of Rugrats and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, so rebooting Zoey 101 isn't a far-fetched idea. It COULD actually happen.

Back in 2015, Sean and Chris stepped back into the roles of Chase and Michael to answer a long-held question: What did Zoey say on the time capsule episode? The mini reunion was a mega success, going viral online and racking up over 15 million views on YouTube. Fans went nuts and demanded to see more.

If all of that happened when only two actors reunited onscreen, imagine what could happen if ALL of them returned to PCA.

Until that happens, or at least until we get an update on the reboot status, put away your Pear Phone, grab some Blix, and enjoy these totally awesome pics and videos from the reunion dinner. (There's also a ton of fun content on the actors' Instagram Stories, especially on Chris's IG.)

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Catching up on old memories ❤️

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Fam. #Zoey101 #Zoey101Reboot #Zoey101Reunion

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Originally published: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 18:55 BST.

Additional source: Seventeen.
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