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The Suite Life of Zack and Cody

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody is an American sitcom created by Danny Kallis and Jim Geoghan. The series premiered on Disney Channel on March 18, 2005 with 4 million viewers, making it the most successful premiere for Disney Channel in 2005. It was one of their first five shows available on the iTunes Store. The series was nominated for an Emmy Award three times and was nominated for a Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award three times. The show has also been a long time staple of the ABC Kids Saturday morning block on ABC.

The series is set in the Tipton Hotel in Boston and centers on Zack and Cody Martin (Dylan and Cole Sprouse), trouble-making twins who live at the Tipton Hotel. The series' other main characters include ditzy Tipton hotel heiress London Tipton, (Brenda Song) the candy counter girl Maddie (Ashley Tisdale), the hotel's manager, Mr. Moseby (Phill Lewis), and the boys' single mother Carey (Kim Rhodes), who is a performer in the hotel's nightclub. The series is the third Disney Channel Original to have more than 65 episodes, after That's So Raven and Kim Possible. Reruns air on both the Disney Channel and Disney XD.

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody was the first Disney Channel series to feature a tag scene (the final scene of a sitcom episode, featuring the closing credits running over it) at the end of each episode. This began during the show's second season; the first few episodes produced for that season did not include a tag scene (though these episodes were shown out of order with the episodes that had tags). Prior to 2006, all Disney Channel series featured the episode's final scene and the closing credits shown separately.

As of June 11, 2010, The Suite Life series reached the record of the most episodes from a Disney Channel series and its spin-off. The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and The Suite Life on Deck surpassed the previous record holders, That's So Raven and Cory in the House, which held the record with 134 episodes.

The show centers upon Zack and Cody Martin, twin brothers who live in the Tipton Hotel in Boston where their mother, Carey, sings and performs in the hotel lounge. The series also centers upon the hotel owner's teenage daughter, London Tipton, who is privileged and ditzy. Maddie Fitzpatrick is the hotel's down-to-earth candy-counter girl. Mr. Moseby, the strict, dutiful, and serious manager, is often a foil to Zack and Cody's schemes he often likes to play the piano and is very very fond of pocket hankies. The show is often set at the Tipton Hotel, but various other settings like Zack and Cody's school, Cheevers High School, and Maddie and London's private school, Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow Catholic School are used.

The Suite Life on Deck

The Suite Life on Deck is an American sitcom that aired on Disney Channel from September 26, 2008 to May 6, 2011. It is a sequel/spin-off of the Disney Channel Original Series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. The series follows twin brothers Zack and Cody Martin and hotel heiress London Tipton in a new setting, the SS Tipton, where they attend classes at "Seven Seas High" and meet Bailey Pickett while Mr. Moseby manages the ship. The ship travels around the world to nations such as Italy, Greece, India, and the United Kingdom where the characters experience different cultures, adventures, and situations.

The series' pilot aired in the UK on September 19, 2008, and in US markets on September 26, 2008. The series premiere on the Disney Channel in the US drew 5.7 million viewers, and it became the most watched series premiere in Canada on the Family Channel. The show was also TV's No. 1 series in Kids 6-11 and No. 1 scripted series in tweens 9–14 in 2008, outpacing veteran series Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place in the ratings. On October 19, 2009, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a third season, which began production in January 2010. and debuted on July 2, 2010. The series is also 2009's top rated scripted series in the children and tween demographic (6–14). Reruns of the show are also the top rated series on Disney XD.

The series' main concepts were created by Danny Kallis and Pamela Eells O'Connell. O'Connell, along with Irene Dreayer are the executive producers; Kallis was also an executive producer until he left the series midway through the second season, and Jim Geoghan was an executive producer for the first two seasons. The series is produced by It's a Laugh Productions and Bon Mot Productions (a production company formed and run by O'Connell), in association with Disney Channel. Dylan and Cole Sprouse play the leading male characters in the series while Brenda Song plays the leading female character. The series also stars Debby Ryan as country girl Bailey Pickett and Phill Lewis as Mr. Moseby. Newcomers are Matthew Timmons and Erin Cardillo (as recurring guest stars). Doc Shaw joined the cast during the second season and later departed from the show during the third season due to his commitment in the Disney XD series, Pair of Kings.

The series has been broadcast in more than 30 countries worldwide, and is shot at Hollywood Center Studios in Los Angeles (as was the original series). The series is taped in front of a live studio audience, though a laugh track is used for some scenes. The series is the second spin-off of a Disney Channel series (after the short-lived That's So Raven spinoff Cory in the House); as well as the last Disney Channel series to debut broadcasting exclusively in standard definition, and the first of three Disney Channel shows to transition from standard definition to high definition, which occurred on August 7, 2009 with the season 2 premiere, "The Spy Who Shoved Me," and the second multi-camera comedy (after Sonny with a Chance) to utilize a filmized appearance instead of the Filmlook appearance that was used in the first season.

On March 25, 2011, a film based on The Suite Life on Deck and its parent series titled The Suite Life Movie aired on the Disney Channel. The series' forty-minute finale episode, "Graduation on Deck", aired on Disney Channel on May 6, 2011, officially ending the series. Reruns of the show, however, currently air on Disney Channel and its sister network Disney XD.

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Appearances in Show

Season 1

Season 3

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