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THE SUITE LIFE OF ZACK AND CODY

Category: Sitcom

Created By: Danny Kallis and Jim Geoghan

Stars: Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse, Brenda Song, Ashley Tisdale, Phill Lewis, and Kim Rhodes

Opening Theme: "Here I Am"

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 88

Executive Producers: Danny Kallis and Irene Dreayer

Original Channel: Disney Channel

Original Run: March 18, 2005 to July 2008

Followed By: The Suite Life On Deck

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody is an American Emmy Award-nominated[1] television series that airs on the Disney Channel. This Disney Channel Original Series premiered on March 18, 2005, and was one of the first five shows available on the iTunes Store.[2]

The series stars Dylan and Cole Sprouse. They play Zack and Cody, identical twins, whose single mother, Carey, played by Kim Rhodes, is the headlining singer at the Tipton Hotel in Boston. They reside on the twenty-third floor of the five-star Tipton hotel as a provision of Carey's contract, the series is based on the two twins being troublemakers. The series has spawned three video games, including one for the Nintendo DS entitled The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Tipton Trouble[3] and a titular release for the Game Boy Advance entitled The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Tipton Caper.[4] The show was co-created by Danny Kallis, who was a writer, producer, and director for the TV series, Smart Guy; and Jim Geoghan, who was a writer and producer for the TV series, Family Matters.[5]

The series is the third Disney Channel Original to have more than 65 episodes, the first being That's So Raven and the second being Kim Possible. The show also airs on Saturday mornings on ABC. Suite Life will have a total of 88 episodes by the time it reaches its series finale. [6]. The Suite Life on Deck, a spin-off of this show, is currently in pre-production, starring Dylan and Cole Sprouse, Brenda Song, and Phill Lewis

Production

The Suite Life of Zack and Cody was created by Danny Kallis and Jim Geoghan. The production of the first season, which contained 26 episodes, began in fall 2004. The series premiered on March 18, 2005 and held the record of the highest-rated Disney Channel premiere (but was later beaten out by Hannah Montana in 2006 and Cory in the House in 2007).

The series was so popular that Disney Channel ordered 39 episodes for a second season, which brought the total to 65, the usual limit of episodes Disney normally allows their series to go. During the second season, The Suite Life took part in a tri-episode crossover with fellow Disney Channel Original Series Hannah Montana and That's So Raven. The crossover, entitled That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana aired on July 28, 2006.

The show is currently broadcasting its third and final season, which began on June 23, 2007. The episodes of the third season fit more specific air date order than the previous seasons. Ashley Tisdale is absent in much of the season due to her commitment to High School Musical: The Concert and filming High School Musical 2. For this reason, All That alumnus Giovonnie Samuels (as Nia Moseby, Mr. Moseby's niece) was introduced as a recurring guest star to fill her place.[citation needed] Tisdale returned as Maddie in the episode "Team Tipton" after a long period of absences and short cameos. Brenda Song also missed a few episodes of the third season due to her filming of College Road Trip.

In the December 2007 issue of Tiger Beat, it is mentioned that The Suite Life is not making any more episodes, however, there are some episodes that haven't aired yet. This was also featured in the October 2007 issue of Disney Adventures where it showed pictures from an episode guest starring The Cheetah Girls and Chris Brown. The third season has in total 23 episodes [1]. The Suite Life on Deck, a spin-off of this show, is already in production with Dylan and Cole Sprouse, Brenda Song and Phill Lewis. The third season premiered on Disney Channel India on December 24, 2007 along with the premiering of Hannah Montana's second season. 

Cast

Main

Main cast of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody; (From left to right, Mr. Moseby (Phill Lewis), Cody (Cole Sprouse), Maddie (Ashley Tisdale), London (Brenda Song), Carey (Kim Rhodes) and Zack (Dylan Sprouse).
Main cast of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody; (From left to right, Mr. Moseby (Phill Lewis), Cody (Cole Sprouse), Maddie (Ashley Tisdale), London (Brenda Song), Carey (Kim Rhodes) and Zack (Dylan Sprouse).

Actor/Part/Active Time

Cole Sprouse, Cody Martin, 2005 - 2008
Dylan Sprouse, Zack Martin, 2005 - 2008
Brenda Song, London Tipton, 2005 - 2008
Ashley Tisdale, Maddie Fitzpatrick, 2005 - 2008
Phill Lewis, Mr. Marion Moseby, 2005 - 2008
Kim Rhodes, Mrs. Carey Martin, 2005 - 2008
Adrian R'Mante, Esteban Julio Ricardo Montoya De la Rosa Ramirez, 2005 - 2007
Brian Stepanek, Arwin Hochauser, 2005-2008

Minor 

Settings

Tipton Hotel

The Tipton Hotel is where Zack, Cody, Carey, and London all live, and where the majority of the other characters in the series work. It is the main setting for the series, particularly the basement, the Tipton's 5-star restaurant, the lobby, the game room, the Martins' suite on the 23rd floor, and London Tipton's penthouse.

Buckner Middle School

During the second season, the series has started using the younger characters' schools as locations. Zack and Cody attend Buckner Middle School and their school team is the Badgers as revealed in the episode "Election" and "Nurse Zack".

In the scene outside of the school where a few students are walking between two buildings shows "The Mall" area that's located in Lincoln Park High School, in Chicago, IL.

Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow Catholic School

Maddie, Mary Margaret, Corrie and Leslie attend this private school during the first two seasons of the show, with London joining in Season Two. In Season Three, both London and Maddie attend the same public school as Zack and Cody.

Paul Revere Mini Mart

Zack and Cody work for a man named Wayne Wormser at a local mini market. The Paul Revere Mini Mart is across the street from another mini mart with a patriotic name and theme, The Betsy Ross Stop and Shop.

Camp Heaven On Earth

The summer camp where Maddie works over the summer. The only part of the camp shown is the cabin in which Maddie and the young girls stay.

Cheevers High School

Where Zack, Cody, London, Maddie, and Nia attend along with other students including Bob, Mark and Barbara. This setting was used in "Lip Synchin' in the Rain", "First Day of High School", and "Orchestra".

Other places in Boston

Scenes also take place in several other places in Boston, including Fenway Park, a movie theater, Maddie's home, the local shopping mall, a bowling alley, a miniature golf course, Kurt Martin's house (seen in "A Tale of Two Houses"), Mr. Mosbey's house (seen in "The Hotel Inspector" and "Ask Zack"), the Goose Lodge, (seen in 'Not So Suite Sixteen'), and Liberty Park, the park across the street from the Tipton Hotel. In "The Arwin That Came To Dinner", Arwin's house is shown, first boring, then when Zack and Cody pitch in, pimped out.

Hollywood

The two-part episode called "The Suite Life Goes Hollywood" is filmed in Hollywood which is where all of the movie sets are and also is where the producers shoot the episode for the TV Commercial. The movie set they film this episode in is the real set they film the actual episodes in just zoomed out more so you can see the roof and other parts of the set which they don't show on screen. 

Nominations and Awards

Emmy Awards

2006 Creative Arts Emmy - Outstanding Choreography: For the episode "Commercial Breaks" (Nominated)

2007 Creative Arts Emmy - Outstanding Children's Program (Nominated)

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody was up against two other Disney Channel shows, Hannah Montana and That's So Raven, but lost to a Nick News special, "Private Worlds: Kids and Autism".

Kids' Choice Awards, USA

2007 Kids' Choice Awards - Favorite TV Show (Nominated)

2007 Kids' Choice Awards - Favorite TV Actor: Cole Sprouse (Nominated)

Young Artist Awards

2007 YAA - Best Family Television Series (Comedy) ('Won*2007 YAA - Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama), Guest Starring Young Actress: Sammi Hanratty (Nominated)

2007 YAA - Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama), Guest Starring Young Actress: Alyson Stoner (Nominated)

2007 YAA - Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama), Guest Starring Young Actor: Cole Sprouse (Nominated)

2007 YAA - Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama), Guest Starring Young Actor: Dylan Sprouse (Nominated)

2007 YAA - Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama), Guest Starring Young Actress: Sophie Oda (Nominated

DVD Releases

DVD Taking Over the Tipton
DVD Taking Over the Tipton
DVD Sweet Suite Victory
DVD Sweet Suite Victory

Disney Channel Holiday

Composed of Disney Channel Christmas specials from different Disney Channel Original Series

Christmas at the Tipton - The Suite Life of Zack & Cody episode 

Volume 1: Taking Over the Tipton

Composed of 4 different The Suite Life of Zack & Cody episodes and extras:

Rock Star in the House

Kisses and Basketball

Odd Couples

French 101

Extras:

Hanging with Dylan and Cole Sprouse and Jesse McCartney

Never before-seen episode A Midsummer's Nightmare 

That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana

Composed of the three different Disney Channel Original Series making up the first Disney Channel crossover.

That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana - The Suite Life of Zack & Cody episode

Extras:

Never before-seen episode Health & Fitness 

Wish Gone Amiss

Composed of the three different Disney Channel Original Series making up the first Disney Channel crossover.


Released on DVD on November 27, 2007

Super Twins 

International Release

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody is broadcast on the following stations (and many others) around the world:

Region/Network(s)/Series premiere

Portugal/Disney Channel Portugal/ 2005
Saudi Arabia/Disney Channel Arabia/2005
United States/Disney Channel/March 18, 2005
United Kingdom/Disney Channel UK/May 7, 2005
Denmark/Disney Channel Denmark/2007
Canada/Family Channel/September 3, 2005
Spain/Disney Channel Spain/September 12, 2006
France/Disney Channel France/September 23, 2005
Germany/Disney Channel Germany/October 3, 2006
Brazil/Disney Channel Brazil/October 12, 2005
Dominican Republic/Disney Channel Latin America see Disney Channel Around the World/October 10, 2005
Venezuela/Disney Channel Latin America see Disney Channel Around the World/October, 2005
South Africa/Disney Channel South Africa/September 26, 2006
India/Disney Channel India/2006
Australia/Disney Channel/September 2005
Italy/Disney Channel Italy - Italia 1/March 2007

Spin-Offs

Arwin

This was a spin off that was set to feature Arwin from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Arwin was supposed to have quit his job at the Tipton and moved in with his sister to help her raise her children. Not very many episodes were filmed, and the show was not picked up by Disney Channel. Instead, there will be another spin off entitled The Suite Life on Deck

The Suite Life On Deck

The Suite Life on Deck is a spin-off of the Disney Channel Original Series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. According to TV Guide, some of the stars of The Suite Life; including Dylan and Cole Sprouse, Brenda Song, and Phill Lewis will reprise their roles for the spin-off. Ashley Tisdale (Maddie Fitzpatrick) and Kim Rhodes (Carey Martin) will not return as regulars. The show is in pre-production since Writers Guild of America strike has ended. The show will be set on a cruise ship with the brothers and London attending a semester-at-sea program, while Mr. Moseby is assigned as their guardian.

Zack and Cody go aboard on a luxury passenger cruise liner, the SS Tipton, owned by London's father, as it cruises the world with tourists and students who attend classes on Deck Eight, the one high school that London's dad thinks will make his daughter a better student. But while they're out to sea, Zack and Cody still have their compass pointed towards mischief. 

Video Games

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Tipton Trouble (September, 2006)

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Tipton Caper (October, 2006)

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Circle of Spies (October, 2007)