|Genre:||Children’s entertainment series|
|Original run:||January 4, 1999 –May 6, 2005|
|Producers||Jonathan MeathAlan Catello GraziosoKate Taylor|
|Network:||PBS (January 4, 1999 – September 6, 1999)PBS Kids (September 6, 1999 – May 6, 2005)|
Zoom is a children’s entertainment series that aired on PBS from January 4, 1999, to May 6, 2005. It was created by Christopher Sarson and developed by WGBH Boston. The show had a total of seven seasons, and each episode was approximately 26 minutes long. The series was a remake of a previous show of the same name that aired in 1972.
Zoom followed the same format as the previous show, featuring a group of seven children known as “Boomers” who played games and engaged in activities suggested by viewers. The show featured different casts for each season, and each cast member had a unique personality and interests.
The show was divided into segments that included Zoom Sci, Zoom Along/Zoom Phenom, and Zoom Zinger. The opening theme of the show was “Come On and Zoom,” while the ending theme was “Send It to Zoom” for Seasons 1, 2, and 7, and “Send Us Z-Mail” for Seasons 3 to 6.
The show was produced by WGBH-TV, and the executive producer was Kate Taylor. The series was taken off the air after its seventh season due to a decline in ratings and increased competition from other children’s shows. The final episode of the series aired on May 6, 2005, and several PBS channels continued to air reruns of the show until 2007.
Zoom Do Creative was a segment in which the cast of Zoom encouraged viewers to try making their own creative projects at home. The segment featured various art projects, including drawing, painting, and crafting, and gave step-by-step instructions on how to make them. The cast would also showcase their own creative projects in this segment.
Another segment of the show was called Ubbi Dubbi. This was a language game in which the cast would speak in a made-up language called Ubbi Dubbi. The language was created by adding the syllable “ub” before every vowel sound in a word, creating a unique and fun way of speaking.
The “Zoom Kitchen” segment featured cooking demonstrations and recipes that kids could make at home with adult supervision. The cast would showcase simple and fun recipes that could be made using common household ingredients.
Other segments of the show included “Zoom Playhouse,” which featured short skits and performances by the cast, “Zoom Game,” which showcased various games that kids could play at home, and “Zoom Guest,” which featured interviews with guest stars such as athletes and musicians.
Overall, Zoom was a fun and educational show that encouraged creativity, learning, and imagination in kids. Its unique format, featuring a cast entirely made up of children, made it a beloved and memorable part of many people’s childhoods.