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'''''Zoom''''' was a children's live-action TV series that originally ran on PBS and was produced by WGBH (now GBH) from 1972-1978, and ran a revival series from 1999-2005. The series consists of a group of children cast members that based on the idea they give, do a variety of types of experiments, games, skits and other miscellaneous activities.
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''Zoom'' was a children's live-action TV series that originally ran on PBS and was produced by WGBH (now GBH) from 1972-1978, and ran a revival series from 1999-2005. The series consists of a group of children cast members that based on the idea they give, do a variety of types of experiments, games, skits and other miscellaneous activities.
  
 
==Pilot==
 
==Pilot==
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===Bumpers===
 
===Bumpers===
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*[[Bookworm Bunch (partially found interstitials from PBS Kids channel block; 2000-2001)]]
 
*[[PBS Kids (partially lost schedule bumpers and interstitial material of children's channel block; 1999-present)]]
 
*[[PBS Kids (partially lost schedule bumpers and interstitial material of children's channel block; 1999-present)]]
*[[Bookworm Bunch (partially found interstitials from PBS Kids channel block; 2000-2001)]]
 
 
*[[Someday School (partially found PBS Kids channel block; 1998-2000)]]
 
*[[Someday School (partially found PBS Kids channel block; 1998-2000)]]
  
 
===PBS===
 
===PBS===
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*[[Christmastime with Mister Rogers (lost holiday TV special; 1977)]]
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*[[Lamb Chop's Play-Along (partially lost PBS children's puppet series; 1992)]]
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*[[Mister Rogers' Neighborhood "Mister Rogers Talks About Conflict" (found episode arc of PBS children's educational series; 1983)]]
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*[[The Puzzle Place (partially found PBS puppet series; 1994-1998)]]
 
*[[Reading Rainbow (found Johnny Kemp opening sequence for PBS children's television series; 1999)]]
 
*[[Reading Rainbow (found Johnny Kemp opening sequence for PBS children's television series; 1999)]]
 
*[[Storytime (found PBS children's reading series; 1992-1998)]]
 
*[[Storytime (found PBS children's reading series; 1992-1998)]]
*[[Lamb Chop's Play-Along (partially lost PBS children's puppet series; 1992)]]
 
*[[The Puzzle Place (partially found PBS puppet series; 1994-1998)]]
 
*[[Mister Rogers' Neighborhood "Mister Rogers Talks About Conflict" (found episode arc of PBS children's educational series; 1983)]]
 
 
*[[Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego? "Auld Lang Gone" (non-existent episode of PBS children's game show; 1992)]]
 
*[[Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego? "Auld Lang Gone" (non-existent episode of PBS children's game show; 1992)]]
  
 
===PBS Kids===
 
===PBS Kids===
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*[[The Charlie Horse Music Pizza (partially lost PBS Kids "Lamb Chop's Play-Along" spin-off series; 1998-1999)]]
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*[[Curious George (lost test pilot of PBS Kids animated series based on books; existence unconfirmed; 2004/2005)]]
 
*[[Cyberchase: The Poddleville Case (found pilot of PBS Kids animated educational series; 1999)]]
 
*[[Cyberchase: The Poddleville Case (found pilot of PBS Kids animated educational series; 1999)]]
 
*[[Dragon Tales "One Small Step for Cassie" and "Circle of Friends" (lost pilots of PBS Kids animated series; 1999)]]
 
*[[Dragon Tales "One Small Step for Cassie" and "Circle of Friends" (lost pilots of PBS Kids animated series; 1999)]]
*[[The Charlie Horse Music Pizza (partially lost PBS Kids "Lamb Chop's Play-Along" spin-off series; 1998-1999)]]
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*[[The Good Night Show with Melanie/Leo (partially found PBS Kids Sprout series; 2005-2006)]]
*[[Space Race (partially found PBS Kids web series; 2011)]]
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*[[The Good Night Show with Nina & Star (partially found PBS Kids Sprout series; 2006-2017)]]
 
*[[Kratts' Creatures (found PBS children's educational series; 1996)]]
 
*[[Kratts' Creatures (found PBS children's educational series; 1996)]]
*[[The Good Night Show with Nina & Star (partially found PBS Kids Sprout series; 2006-2017)]]
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*[[Molly of Denali (partially found unaired pilot of PBS Kids animated series; 2018)]]
*[[The Good Night Show with Melanie/Leo (partially found PBS Kids Sprout series; 2005-2006)]]
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*[[Nature Cat (lost pilot of PBS Kids educational animated series; early 2010s)]]
 
*[[Preschool Musical... On a Stick (partially lost PBS Kids Sprout "High School Musical" parody; 2008)]]
 
*[[Preschool Musical... On a Stick (partially lost PBS Kids Sprout "High School Musical" parody; 2008)]]
*[[Curious George (lost test pilot of PBS Kids animated series based on books; existence unconfirmed; 2004/2005)]]
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*[[Space Race (partially found PBS Kids web series; 2011)]]
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*[[What's The Big Idea? (lost original pilot of "Sid The Science Kid" PBS Kids CGI animated series; 2007)]]
 
*[[WordWorld (lost 2D/live-action test pilot of PBS Kids CGI animated educational series; existence unconfirmed; 2005)]]
 
*[[WordWorld (lost 2D/live-action test pilot of PBS Kids CGI animated educational series; existence unconfirmed; 2005)]]
*[[What's The Big Idea? (lost original pilot of "Sid The Science Kid" PBS Kids CGI animated series; 2007)]]
 
*[[Nature Cat (lost pilot of PBS Kids educational animated series; early 2010s)]]
 
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==

Revision as of 22:26, 25 March 2022

Zoom pilot logo.jpeg

The logo from the pilot.

Status: Partially Found

Zoom was a children's live-action TV series that originally ran on PBS and was produced by WGBH (now GBH) from 1972-1978, and ran a revival series from 1999-2005. The series consists of a group of children cast members that based on the idea they give, do a variety of types of experiments, games, skits and other miscellaneous activities.

Pilot[edit | edit source]

In 1997, a pilot was developed to pitch the revival to the network. The pilot was developed by Kate Taylor that also produced the 1972 iteration of the show.[1] She also mentioned kids reacting positively to the pilot.[2] The National Science Foundation then endorsed it and donated a grant to Taylor to develop episodes for the show's reboot.

Availability[edit | edit source]

In 2017, YouTuber ZOOMfan1 uploaded two clips of the pilot that was sent to them by one of the cast members, Hayley after said user contacting her. Nothing much was changed from the final show aside from a different theme song and the test logo looked similar to the 1972 iteration of the show. Aside from that and a few screenshots, the rest of the pilot has yet to resurfaced as of 2021.

Cast Members[edit | edit source]

  • Enid
  • Marcus
  • Hayley
  • Esther Mira
  • Daniel
  • Georgina
  • Chad Nelson

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Screenshots[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

A clip of the pilot.
Second clip of the pilot.

See Also[edit | edit source]

Zoom[edit | edit source]

Bumpers[edit | edit source]

PBS[edit | edit source]

PBS Kids[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]