Zoey 101 is an American comedy-drama television series created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from January 9, 2005 until May 2, 2008. It focuses on the lives of teenager Zoey Brooks (Jamie Lynn Spears), her brother Dustin (Paul Butcher), and her friends as they attend Pacific Coast Academy (PCA), a fictional boarding school in Southern California. It was initially filmed at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, then at stages in Valencia, California beginning in season 3. It was nominated for an "Outstanding Children's Program" Emmy in 2005. Zoey 101 was the most expensive production ever for a Nickelodeon series, as it was shot completely on location in Malibu, California.
Zoey 101 was one of Nickelodeon's highest rated and most successful shows in the 2000s decade. The series won three Young Artist Awards, two Kids' Choice Awards and a Neox Fan Award. The entire series is currently available for purchase on DVD and on digital stores online, such as iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, and Amazon Prime Video. Several soundtracks and video games based on the series have also been produced and released. The series officially ended production in August 2007 after the shooting of its final season, which began airing five months later in January 2008; despite this, and despite the show having a proper finale, some fans still believe the show was "cancelled" due to Spears' pregnancy. It was not until October 2007—two months after the final season wrapped production—that any of Zoey 101's staff had ever heard about Spears' pregnancy.