Mischievous twins Zack and Cody are growing up and moving on. The Disney Channel today announced that The Suite Life of Zack & Cody will live on in a new show, but instead of being shacked up in a posh five-star hotel, they're causing mayhem on a luxury cruise liner.
The new show will be titled The Suite Life on Deck, and will be a spin-off of the original series. Identical twins Dylan and Cole Sprouse will return as Zack and Cody, who find themselves on the big boat after enrolling in a semester-at-sea program. Spoiled London Tipton (Brenda Song), the heiress to the Tipton empire, will also join the lads on the ship, as will hotel manager Mr. Moseby (Phill Lewis), who will be onboard to watch over all three kids.
This is good news for fans of the Disney hit, as the show was reportedly shelved after three ...Read more
Disney Channel has ordered a third season of the comedy series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, one of the network's top-rated shows.
Suite Life follows identical twins Zack and Cody (Dylan and Cole Sprouse) as they create mischief at their residence, which happens to be Boston's swankiest hotel. The series, which premiered in March 2005, also stars Brenda Song, Ashley Tisdale, Phill Lewis, and Kim Rhodes.
Suite Life, which tapes before a studio audience in Hollywood, resumes production in January.
"With 65 episodes already completed, The Suite Life is proving to be one of the classic sitcoms of kids and family television--drawing top ratings not just in the US but in nearly every Disney Channel around the world," said Gary Marsh, president of entertainment at Disney Channel Worldwide.
During third-quarter 2006, Suite Life was basic ...Read more
The Suite Life on Deck just got a little sweeter: Award-winning House of Payne actor Doc Shaw joins the Suite Life cast on the October 16. Shaw plays Marcus Little, a singing and rapping sensation whose career ended when he hit puberty and his voice changed. After he jumps aboard, Zack and Cody help Marcus discover the fun he might have missed while he was off being a superstar instead of a normal teen. We caught up with 17-year-old Doc to chat about his new role.
Each year, select television actors and producers are woken up at the ungodly hour of 5:30 a.m., a ringing telephone interrupting their beauty sleep. However, the bright and early wake-up call is something they've been waiting for their entire professional lives.
The 59th annual Emmy Award nominations were announced from Los Angeles this morning by actors Kyra Sedgwick and Jon Cryer, simultaneously fulfilling and interrupting the dreams of several who work in the television industry. Unfortunately, for every mantle about to be adorned with another trophy, several mantles will once again go bare as there can only be one winner in each category.
ABC once again led the broadcast networks in overall nominations with 70, up slightly from last year's total of 63 (the network walked ...Read more
It could herald a big change in the way we watch television: ABC network and its corporate parent, The Walt Disney Company, announced today that they will begin offering episodes of selected shows for purchase and download on Apple's iTunes music store. The move coincides with the announcement of a new version of Apple's best-selling MP3 player, the iPod, that will also play video.
ABC will offer its hits Desperate Housewives and Lost, as well as new show Night Stalker. Meanwhile, the Disney Channel will make available its popular shows That's So Raven and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. The shows will be put on iTunes the day after they air on their respective networks, and in the case of Lost and Desperate Housewives, the entire first seasons will also be purchasable ...Read more
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