Surely some parents who let their daughters
watch "Zoey 101" are now going to reconsider it. No doubt tweens ages 12 to 16 -- who are the main viewers of the show -- already know about the news (but possibly not all the ramifications of
Will national advertisers look at Nickelodeon or Zoey the same way again? Maybe not. Even then, "Zoey 101" was a bit more grown up, more teen than tween.
It's the modern world, but it doesn't seem that Nickelodeon is running from it -- just the way parents might not run in the unfortunate event that their teenager happens to get pregnant.
We'd rather all wait for our children to become parents when they have a mature enough mind, as well as being able to handle the economic and other responsibilities that go with it.
But for a TV network, there is no waiting. Stuff just happens. The show completed production on its fourth and final season in September, and new episodes are still scheduled to air through 2008.
That means TV marketing for the show will continue, including, no doubt, much more press for Nickelodeon and "Zoey" -- whether the network wants it or not.