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The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody title card.jpg
Created by Danny Kallis
Jim Geoghan
Starring Cole Sprouse
Dylan Sprouse
Brenda Song
Ashley Tisdale
Phill Lewis
Kim Rhodes
Adrian R'Mante
Brian Stepanek
Opening theme "Here I Am"
Country of origin  United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 88 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Danny Kallis
Irene Dreayer
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 22-23 minutes (approx.)
Release
Original network Disney Channel
Original release March 18, 2005 –
August, 2008
Chronology
Followed by The Suite Life on Deck
External links
Website psc.disney.go.com/disneychannel/suitelife/index.html

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 is set in the Tipton Hotel in Boston. Featuring an ensemble cast, the series begins by introducing Zack and Cody (Dylan and Cole Sprouse) and hotel heiress London Tipton (Brenda Song), as well as single mother, Carey (Kim Rhodes) and the hotel's manager Mr. Mosbey (Phill Lewis). Other characters in the show include the candy counter girl Maddie (Ashley Tisdale). 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. [3]. The Show was filmed in front of a live studio audience at Hollywood Center Studios[4]

The Suite Life on Deck, a spin-off of this show, is currently filming, starring Dylan and Cole Sprouse, Brenda Song, and Phill Lewis. Ashley Tisdale will not return as a regular, but may guest star on occasion. [5] It is unclear whether or not Kim Rhodes will be returning.

Production

Conception

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). Brenda Song was considered the lead for other Disney Channel shows, which eventually did not get picked up but she remained starring in Phil of the Future and other several leading roles in Disney productions like Stuck in the Suburbs and The Ultimate Christmas Present. Song later received castng calls for both the roles of Maddie and London. She eventually starred as London.

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.

Filming locations

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody is filmed entirely in with scenes being shot in Hollywood Center Studios and around the boroughs of Hollywood and Manhattan. Described by producer Amy Kaufman as "a character in the story," the city is featured prominently even when most interior scenes are filmed at Silvercup Studios in Queens, including loft and apartment sets that were based on actual New Boston residences.

Music

The theme song Here I Am is sang by Loren Ellis And The Drew Davis Band. Brenda Song also sang a variety of different songs on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody in the Suite Life High School Musical themed episode, Song performed "Bop To The Top" and "Really Great". She earlier sang "Bling Is My Favourite Thing" on the Commercial Breaks episode on Suite Life. "Bling Is My Favourite Thing" has been used in commercials for ABC's Ugly Betty, and "I'm Not That Girl" has also been used in commercials for ABC Family's Lincoln Heights. "Really Great" was the theme song for Disney Channel online series London Tipton's Yay Me!. "Really Great" is perfromed by London Tipton and is shown in the show. Song also show a music video for the song in the show.

Broadcasting history

The show is currently broadcasting its third and final season, which began on June 23, 2007. Also, introducing a new producer of the show Rafael Martinez his last show produced was the 14th episode. The episodes of the third season fit more specific air date order than the previous seasons. Brenda Song missed a few episodes of the third season due to her filming of College Road Trip and she also missed one episode in the second season for filming Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior.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 main character to fill her place. Tisdale returned as Maddie in the episode "Team Tipton" after a long period of absences and short cameos. However after that she left again to film her movie and returned in "Folied Again" but then left in "Benchwarmers".

The Writers Strike caused the series to be pulled off the air from the month of January. During the strike Disney Channel re-aired the first 13 episodes hopefully leading up to the return of the series. After the strike ended, it was later announced that the series would return March 21st, 2008.

Cast

Main Cast

Actor Character Status
Dylan Sprouse Zack Martin 2005 - 2008
Cole Sprouse Cody Martin 2005 - 2008
Brenda Song London Tipton 2005 - 2008
Ashley Tisdale Maddie Fitzpatrick 2005 - 2008
Kim Rhodes Carey Martin 2005 - 2008
Phill Lewis Mr. Marion Moseby 2005 - 2008


Secondary Cast

Actor Character Status
Adrian R'Mante Esteban Julio Ricardo Montoya De la Rosa Ramirez 2005 - 2008
Brian Stepanek Arwin Q. Hawkhauser 2005 - 2008
Giovonnie Samuels Nia Moseby 2007 - 2008
Estelle Harris Muriel 2005 - 2006


File:The Suite Life Cover.png
Main cast of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody; (From left to right, Mr. Marion Moseby (Lewis), Cody Martin (C. Sprouse), Maddie Fitzpatrick (Tisdale), London Tipton (Song), Carey Martin (Rhodes) and Zack Martin (D. Sprouse).

Minor

Main Recurring Characters

Main characters

Zack Martin

Zachary "Zack" Martin (Dylan Sprouse) – Zack is typically the unstudious, outgoing twin, who usually dresses in skater clothes. At school, he is a straight "D" student, mentioned in the episode First Day of High School. Besides not doing well in school, Zack loves wood shop (which he is the best in class). Also, it is revealed that Zack is the older twin in the episode Arwinstein because he quotes I think my little brother put it right when he said..., and then he screamed out of the room. It was later revealed that Zack is ten minutes older than Cody.

Cody Martin

Cody Martin (Cole Sprouse) – The erudite, mature, and sensitive twin who gets straight "A" (not counting his "C" in wood shop). He often plays along with his brother's crazy schemes. He shows less interest in girls than his brother, but he gets most of them. Zack usually calls him a nerd which Cody would prefer as "educationally gifted". He has a girlfriend named Barbara Brownstein, but they are constantly competing on who is smarter. He has shown a passion for baking, cleaning, and cooking, as well as mime and dance. Cody is easily frightened, but has a meaner and greedier side, portrayed in several episodes. Other than wood shop, Cody is known for doing well in school. Cody has gone to math camp before, camped out as a wilderness scout, and has won spelling bee, which Zack was being bribed to stop him winning by the other competitor. He had also run for the class president, as seen in the episode, Election, which he nearly lost to Zack; however, Zack dropped out of the race and encouraged the student body to vote for Cody upon realizing what a great president Cody would make.

London Tipton

London Leah Tipton (Brenda Song) - She is the daughter of Wilfred Tipton, the owner of the Tipton Hotel. She is obviously a parody of Paris Hilton. Although you never see Mr. Tipton fully (usually never more than an arm behind his security force, which stands on all sides), he is frequently mentioned. London is a dim-witted, spoiled, rich teenager with her own private suite at the Tipton Hotel in Boston, complete with a lot of closets (each with their own talking mirror) and a kitchen which takes up most of the floor. She transferred to the same private school as Maddie in the episode Forever Plaid, due to poor attendance at her old school. In the episode First Day of High School, London transfers to Zack and Cody's public school, due to being expelled from all of the private schools she had previously attended. She dislikes her step-moms and talks to Mr. Moseby and Maddie about her problems. When happy she usually claps her hands repeatedly while saying her catchphrase, "Yay me!" Though it seems like London may lead the ultimate rich-girl life, her childhood was not perfect. In the episode Arwinstein, she states she is allergic to lobster, though in one episode she asked Maddie for a lobster dinner.

Maddie Fitzpatrick

Madeline Margaret Miranda Genevieve Catherine "Maddie" Fitzpatrick (Ashley Tisdale) - The teenage candy-counter girl at the Tipton Hotel, a cashier at the Cluck Bucket, manager on the Camp Tipton Daycare Center, counselor for her school's summer camp program, and just got back from Antarctica according to London in the episode, First Day of High School. While she comes from a lower class family, Maddie is very hard-working, outspoken, and intelligent. But in several episodes she is shown as being very selfish and a bigger opportunist than London, though she always loses out when this side of her personality is shown. She attends private school at "Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow". Maddie is London's closest friend, though London often treats her like a servant, as in the episode Footloser, usually bribing her with money. Maddie also babysits Zack and Cody. Zack has a huge crush on her in Season One, however the crush turns on and off during Seasons 2-3. She is a strong supporter of environmental causes. She is left-handed. It is revealed that she has asthma.

Mr. Moseby

Marion Moseby (Phill Lewis) – The somewhat uptight manager of the Tipton Hotel, who speaks with a wide vocabulary and an urbane vernacular, but is often annoyed by Zack and Cody's schemes. Though he acts as though he does not care about the boys, he actually has a great deal of affection for them. For example, when they went to the baseball game and he caught a ball for Cody, ultimately making him the most "hated man in Boston". In the episode "The Ghost of 613", it is revealed that he started out at the Tipton as a bellhop back in the 1970s. Mr. Moseby is probably more of a father to London than her own, because he is seldom around, he even said he taught London how to walk, her ABC's, and how to drive (or tried to). He cares for London and treats her like his own. He also helps London with any problems she is having. He was also known as the "Meanager". A running gag of the series is that Mr. Moseby often makes a fool of himself in front of people (eg: hitting a baby doll that wouldn't stop crying against a chair when a woman with a baby walked by), or making a sarcastic comment about himself (that the customers think is true, and not sarcastic).

Carey Martin

Carey Martin (Kim Rhodes) - She is a headlining singer at the Tipton as well as the mother of Zack and Cody. She is a divorced mother, wise, kind, but somewhat aggressive towards the twins when they misbehave. She seems to love the twins a lot. Arwin Hawkhauser has a crush on her. She has a younger sister who is never seen, and often dreams about George Clooney. Carey found her talent for singing by mistake when she was at a talent show doing stand-up comedy. She tries to keep the boys away from trouble, but she never succeeds. Later in the second season, she changed her hair color from blonde to reddish-brown multiple times. As of Season Three, she has kept her brown hair and pulled her hair back in a small ponytail. When she is trying to teach the boys a lesson (or in some cases, other characters) she uses a story from her past, which is always boyfriend related, leading to Zack and Cody or the other characters groaning. She was also once seen wearing rubber duck pajamas. In the episode Sleepover Suite, Carey states she is a Virgo. She likes the color blue and prefers wearing short dresses.

Episodes

Season Ep # First Airdate Last Airdate
Season 1 26 March 18, 2005 January 27, 2006
Season 2 39 February 3, 2006 June 2, 2007
Season 3 23 June 23, 2007 July 25, 2008

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". Nothing is said about why Maddie changed schools

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"), Kurt Martin's tour bus, 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, pumped up.

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

Kids' Choice Awards, USA

  • 2007 Kids' Choice Awards - Favorite TV Show (Nominated)
  • 2007 Kids' Choice Awards - Favorite TV Actor: Cole Sprouse (Nominated)
  • 2008 Kids' Choice Awards - Favorite TV Actor: Cole Sprouse (Nominated)
  • 2008 Kids' Choice Awards - Favorite TV Actor: Dylan 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)

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
Mexico Mexico Disney Channel Mexico 2005
Portugal Portugal Disney Channel Portugal 2005
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Disney Channel Middle East 2005
United States United States Disney Channel March 18, 2005
United Kingdom United Kingdom Disney Channel UK May 7, 2005
Denmark Denmark Disney Channel Denmark 2007
Argentina Argentina Disney Channel Argentina 2006
Canada Canada Family Channel September 3, 2005
Spain Spain Disney Channel Spain September 12, 2006
France France Disney Channel France September 23, 2005
Germany Germany Disney Channel Germany October 3, 2005
Brazil Brazil Disney Channel Brazil October 12, 2005
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Disney Channel Latin America see Disney Channel Around the World October 10, 2005
Venezuela Venezuela Disney Channel Latin America see Disney Channel Around the World October, 2005
South Africa South Africa Disney Channel South Africa September 26, 2006
India India Disney Channel India January,2006
Australia Australia Disney Channel September 2005
Italy Italy Disney Channel Italy - Italia 1 March 2007
Israel Israel Kids channel - Israel June 25, 2007
Republic of Ireland Ireland RTE Two/ Disney Channel March 2008 (RTE)/ May 2005 (Disney Channel)
Poland Poland Disney Channel Poland December 2

DVD releases

Volume 1: Taking Over The Tipton

(released October 24, 2006)

  • Never-Before-Seen Episode
  • Behind-The-Scenes Featurette
  • Making of Zack and Cody
  • Auditions
  • Fashion: London's style
  • Suite Life interactive game

That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana

(released January 16, 2007)

Special Features:

  • "Who Said" Music Video (Hannah Montana Bonus)

(This DVD also included another episode from "That's So Raven" and another from "Hannah Montana". All three episodes were related and had crossovers amongst each other)

Volume 2: Sweet Suite Victory

(released January 26, 2007) This DVD features the first seven episodes.

  • The Suite Life's Sweet Lift Challenge hosted by Brenda Song
  • Gag Reel

Wish Gone Amiss

(released November 27, 2007)

Special Features:

  • "I Wish I May, I Wish I Might: A Guide to Making Wishes" hosted by Jason Earles of Hannah Montana. (Hannah Montana Bonus)

(*This DVD also included episodes from Hannah Montana and Cory in the House which also held the theme of "Wishing Upon a Star")

Volume 3: Lip Synchin' in the Rain

(released June 16, 2008)

  • "Lip Synchin' in the Rain"
  • "A Tale Of Two Houses"
  • "The Arwin That Came To Dinner"
  • "Orchestra"

Special Features:

  • "Twin-Tastic" -- Get The 411 On Everything "Twins!"
  • Hilarious Gag Reel With The Entire Gang!

Video games

The series has spawned three video games, including one for the Nintendo DS entitled The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Tipton Trouble[6] and a titular release for the Game Boy Advance entitled The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Tipton Caper.[7] 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.[8]

Books

Disney Press has released several books based on the shows. Including The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Tipton Trouble, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Tipton Caper and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Circle of Spies novels besed on the television episode and the video game. Disney has also planned to release novels for the spin-off The Suite Life on Deck.

1. Hotel Hangout. May, 2006

2. Double Trouble. May, 2006

3. The Room of Doom. August, 2006

4. Zack Attack. November, 2006

5. Check It Out. February, 2007

6. Star Crazy. Novembver, 2007

7. When Brothers Fight. August, 2008

8. That's So Suite Life Of Hannah Montana. August, 2008

9. Graduate or not Graduate. November, 2008

Spin-off

Suite Life on Deck

While the first spin-off, Arwin!, was not picked up by Disney Channel, this show skipped the pilot process and went straight to series. 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. Kim Rhodes and Ashley Tisdale will not return as regulars, but may guest star on occasion. [9] The show is currently filming. The show's premise will be about London, Zack and Cody who go aboard on a luxury passenger ship, the S.S. Tipton. It sails around the world with tourist and students, who attend to classes on Deck Eight. It is the one school London's father thinks will make her a better student. The boys have their eyes set on trouble to make this a fun experience.

Arwin!

Was another series which did not get picked up by Disney. This might be the spin-off after The Suite Life on Deck is finished. The show's premise was about Arwin Q. Hawkhauser's life after working at the Tipton Hotel. It was also set to center on the life of his family, which included his mother (who was featured in one Suite Life episode) and Ryan (Arwin's little brother), and introducing his friends. The show was set to star Brian Stepanek as Arwin Q.Hawkhauser and Selena Gomez as Alexa, Ryan's best friend.

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