* AdoredByTheNetwork: When this show was on Nickelodeon, it always seemed to be the "B" live-action show to ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' or ''Series/ICarly''. However, years after it ended, Creator/TeenNick began to show reruns ad nauseam, giving it nearly as many showings a day as, if not more than, ''Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration''. It is arguably responsible for [=TeenNick=]'s rapid NetworkDecay. Now it has been averted to an extent, as while [=TeenNick=] still shows the show frequently, it's nowhere near as frequently and constant as it was in 2011-2012.
** Beginning in December 2013, Zoey 101 (along with Drake & Josh) began getting many more reruns on [=TeenNick=]; you'd think Zoey was a [=TeenNick=] original series.
* ContractualPurity: This became an issue when Jamie Lynn Spears, 16 at the time, became pregnant. Contrary to rumors, this is not what caused the show to be cancelled as the network had already made the decision to do so and filming for the final season had already been wrapped up before Spears became pregnant. However, it did raise the issue of whether or not to air the final season.
* TheDanza: Lisa is played by former ''Series/AmericanIdol'' contestant Lisa Tucker.
* DawsonCasting: Averted as with many Nickelodeon shows. Even inverted with Music/VictoriaJustice, who played a ninth-grader at age 13.
* HostilityOnTheSet: Alexa Nikolas and Jamie Lynn Spears fought on set during production and as a result, Nikolas was dropped from the show after season two with her character being PutOnABus between season two and three.
* ProductionPosse: A bunch of Creator/DanSchneider people made appearances on this show. Creator/JennetteMcCurdy was Dustin's girlfriend in one episode (who Sam seems to be a SpiritualSuccessor to), Creator/MirandaCosgrove was a science prodigy in another, Creator/DaniellaMonet was Chase's girlfriend [[spoiler: and later his PsychoExGirlfriend]] in a couple of episodes, and Allison Scagliotti (Mindy on ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'') was the girl who stole Zoey's backpack idea in one episode.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Dana was planned to become Logan's girlfriend in the later seasons of the show, but after the first season, her actress was released because "she looked too old" and was replaced by Victoria Justice as Zoey's roommate and the Logan's girlfriend bit would later go to [[spoiler: Quinn]].
** Dan had planned for the show to continue even more and Nick was up for it...except the show's budget ''was way too high'' and they cancelled the show for said reason.
* YouLookFamiliar: Austin Butler, before being cast as James (one of the main characters in season 4) portrayed Stacey's boyfriend Danifer in the season 3 episode "Quarantine".