Developed by WGBH Boston
Original language(s) English
Final episode date 6 May 2005
Number of seasons 7
Created by Christopher Sarson
Opening theme "Come On And Zoom"
First episode date 4 January 1999
Cast Jared Nathan
|Ending theme "Send it to Zoom" (seasons 1–2 and 7)"Send us Z-Mail" (seasons 3–6)|
Country of origin United States (1999–2007)
Networks PBS, PBS Kids, PBS Kids Go!
Similar Design Squad, Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman, Between the Lions
Zoom intro 1999
Zoom is an American television program for ages eight and up, created almost entirely by children. It originally aired on PBS from January 4, 1999 to May 6, 2005. It was a remake of a 1972 TV series by the same name. Both versions were produced by WGBH-TV in Boston. Reruns were aired until around early 2007. Zoom also aired on Discovery Kids in Canada.
Zoom season one episode one
Zoom made a comeback in 1999 in largely the same format replacing Shining Time Station, with many of the same games and continued to feature content and ideas submitted by viewers. This second Zoom series ran for seven seasons (1999–2005) and featured 32 Zoomers The Show had auditions for its eighth season, but was not renewed after the 2005 season due to falling ratings blamed on the increased competition in children's programming.
Four videos were released based on the show: Party with Zoom (June 22, 1999, ISBN 157807200X), The Zoomers Video Special: The Making of ZOOM! (January 11, 2000), America Kids Respond (March 20, 2001), and Zoom: America's Kids Remember (October 8, 2002). Additionally, a two-disc set with four full episodes plus various footage from all six seasons of the 1970s version was released on October 28, 2008.
Four books by Amy E. Sklansky compiled from material submitted by viewers were published by Little, Brown and Company: