IT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED THAT ‘ZOEY 101′ HAS FILMED ITS FINAL SEASON PRIOR TO THE BIRTH OF JAMIE LYNN’S BABY AND WILL NOT BE RETURNING TO THE AIR WAVES. SORRY, KIDS!
According to British media sources (the Brits always seem to know things first–I think it has something to do with Scotland yard), Nickelodeon has cancelled “Zoey 101″ (UK article). The fourth season of the show has finished filming, just in time–“Zoey” star Jamie Lynn Spears might start showing off her baby bump soon. Of course, these are only rumors because MTV News is reporting that rumors are false (MTV article). There are hints that the show could go on without Jamie Lynn Spears–it’s all up in the air.
I guess Jamie Lynn’s pregnancy would be bad for business–Zoey is a squeaky clean girl who make the right choices most of the time. Unfortunately, Jamie Lynn’s public announcement about her pregnancy has caused her career to go down the drain, right next to her sister’s.
Despite accusations that Jamie Lynn Spears is a horrible role model, I disagree. Here is a young woman who made a mistake, but is taking a responsible path. It can’t be easy in that family, especially with Britney’s mental breakdown. Jamie Lynn could have saved herself from public ridicule and gotten an abortion–we would be none the wiser.
Should “Zoey 101″ stay on the air? That I don’t know. I am not a parent of any9-14 year-old girls, which are “Zoey’s” target audience. However, instead of ridiculing Jamie Lynn, perhaps we should respect her for choosing to have the baby, despite losing her career, at least for now.
Geez, you’d think I was the PR person for the Spears family or something.