Hi, hello, and you’re welcome, ‘cause I’m here with news of a new show that will fill the Glee– and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend-shaped hole in your heart/space in your DVR. Introducing: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, a musical dramedy whose team is absolutely stacked with the people who make your screen dreams come true, like Paul Feig (aka the man who brought us the masterpieces Bridesmaids and A Simple Favor) and the people behind Gossip Girl and Girls—so you know it’s gonna be good!
Okay, so now that I have your attention, let’s get into what this show is all about: Zoey (played by Jane Levy), is just your typical, type-A computer coder living in San Fransisco until a mysterious MRI accident leaves her with the ability to read other people’s thoughts. But she can’t just read other people’s thoughts in a boring way—this isn’t regular ol’ telepathy! Instead, the people around her start expressing their innermost emotions and desires to Zoey via song.
Of course, this not-so-casual turn of events causes some issues for Zoey, who besides initially questioning her sanity, now has to deal with knowledge of her boss’ sexual frustration (who is played by Lauren Graham) and finding out that her best friend, played by Skylar Astin, is in love with her. At first, there’s a lot of this:
But then Zoey starts to realize that hearing the desires of the people around her might not be such a bad thing after all…
Honestly, what more could you want from a TV show? If your answer to that is ‘to watch it right now,’ well, I got you, cause embedded above is the entire first episode. And when you want more right after that, know that the show premieres with a new episode on Sunday, February 16th on NBC—and it’ll be streaming the next day.