* 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, 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.
* DawsonCasting: Averted as with many Nickelodeon shows. Even inverted with VictoriaJustice, who played a ninth-grader at age 13.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Lisa is played by former Series/{{American Idol}} contestant Lisa Tucker
** Lola would later be [[Series/{{Victorious}} Tori Vega]].
** A bunch of DanSchneider people made appearances on this show. JennetteMcCurdy was Dustin's girlfriend in one episode (who Sam seems to be a SpiritualSuccessor to) , 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.
** In "Silver Hammer Society", one of the Silver Hammers would later be [[Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace Zeke Beakerman]].
** In "Zoey's Ribs", the [[spoiler: imposter]] Pierre Le Mange is Loren Lester, better known as the voice of Nightwing on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and Barbeque on ''GIJoe''.
** Coach Phelps from the episode "Disc Golf" is [[Film/BackToTheFuture Biff Tannen.]]