|The Suite Life of Zack & Cody|
|Created by||Danny Kallis
|Theme music composer||Gary Scott (music)
John Adair &
Steve Hampton (lyrics)
|Opening theme||"Here I Am" performed by Loren Ellis and The Drew Davis Band|
|Ending theme||"Here I Am" (instrumental)
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||87 (list of episodes)|
|Camera setup||Videotape, multi-camera|
|Running time||22–23 minutes|
|Production company(s)||It's a Laugh Productions|
|Distributor||Disney–ABC Television Group|
|Original channel||Disney Channel|
|Original release||March 18, 2005– September 1, 2008|
|Followed by||The Suite Life on Deck (2008–11)|
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody is an American sitcom created by Danny Kallis and Jim Geoghan. The series was first broadcast 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 was also a long-standing staple of the now defunct ABC Kids Saturday morning block on ABC.
The series is set in the Tipton Hotel in Boston and centers on Zack Martin and Cody Martin (Dylan and Cole Sprouse), troublesome twins who live at the Tipton Hotel. The series' other main characters include Tipton hotel's ditzy heiress London Tipton (Brenda Song), the hotel's candy counter girl Maddie Fitzpatrick (Ashley Tisdale), the hotel's manager, Mr. Moseby (Phill Lewis), and the boys' single mother and one of the hotel's nightclub performers, Carey (Kim Rhodes). The series is the third Disney Channel Original to have more than 65 episodes, after That's So Raven and Kim Possible. Reruns aired on Disney XD. The series is now available for streaming on Netflix and on the Watch Disney XD app.
The Suite Life spawned a sequel series, also starring the Sprouse twins in their respective roles as Zack and Cody, called The Suite Life on Deck, which aired on the Disney Channel from 2008 to 2011. A TV movie based on both series, The Suite Life Movie, aired on Disney Channel in 2011.
The show centers upon Zack and Cody Martin, twin brothers who live in the Tipton Hotel (Parody of the Hilton Hotel) in Boston where their mother, Carey, sings and performs in the hotel lounge. However, it also centers upon the hotel owner's teenage daughter, London Tipton (A parody of Paris Hilton), who is very wealthy and ditzy, the hotel's down-to-earth candy-counter girl, Maddie Fitzpatrick, and Mr. Moseby, the strict, dutiful, and serious manager, who is often the foil to Zack and Cody's schemes and has a liking to the piano, pocket hankies and ballet The show is often set at the Tipton Hotel, but have other settings such as Zack and Cody's school, Cheevers High, and Maddie and London's private school, Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow Catholic. Zack and Cody often get in trouble (sometimes unintentionally) and come up with witty ideas to get out of it.
Throughout the series' run, Brenda Song was absent for two episodes while Ashley Tisdale was absent from twelve episodes. All other main cast members appeared in all 87 episodes.
Below is a list of cast members who have appeared in significant roles as recurring characters throughout the series. Each of the cast members listed has appeared in between 6 and 45 episodes and the list is ordered according to the number of episodes credited (highest number first). A complete list of all characters who have appeared more than once is included at List of recurring characters in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
|Adrian R'Mante||Esteban Ramirez||Recurring|
|Brian Stepanek||Arwin Hawkhauser||Recurring|
|Aaron Musicant||Lance Fishman||Recurring|
|Sophie Oda||Barbara Brownstein||Recurring|
|Adam Tait||Various characters||Recurring|
|Camilla and Rebecca Rosso||Janice and Jessica||Recurring|
|Giovonnie Samuels||Nia Moseby||Recurring|
|Monique Coleman||Mary Margaret||Recurring|
|Robert Torti||Kurt Martin||Recurring|
|Moises Arias||Randall||2||Day Care|
|Cheryl Burke||Shannon||2||Loosely Ballroom|
|The Cheetah Girls||Themselves||3||Doin' Time in Suite 2330|
|Chris Brown||Himself||3||Doin' Time in Suite 2330|
|Miley Cyrus||Hannah Montana||2||That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana|
|Michael Clarke Duncan||Coach Little||3||Benchwarmers|
|Zac Efron||Trevor||2||Odd Couples|
|Tony Hawk||Himself||3||Foiled Again|
|Mark Indelicato||Antonio||3||Lip Synchin' in the Rain|
|Kathryn Joosten||Grandma Marilyn||2||Not So Suite 16|
|Victoria Justice||Rebecca||1||The Fairest of Them All|
|Nathan Kress||Jamie||2||Back in the Game|
|Meaghan Jette Martin||Stacey||3||Sleepover Suite|
|Jesse McCartney||Himself||1||Rock Star in the House|
|Daryl Mitchell||Daryl||2||Back in the Game|
|Tahj Mowry||Brandon||2||Scary Movie|
|Kathy Najimy||Principal Milletidge||3||First Day of High School|
|Kay Panabaker||Amber||3||First Day of High School|
|Tom Poston||Merle||2||Ah! Wilderness|
|Raven-Symoné||Raven Baxter||2||That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana|
|Drew Seeley||Geoffrey||3||Romancing the Phone|
|Jaden Smith||Travis||3||Romancing the Phone|
|Mindy Sterling||Sister Rose||2||Volley Dad|
|The Veronicas||Themselves||2||The Suite Life Goes Hollywood Part 2|
The 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike resulted in the series being on hiatus. When the strike ended, new episodes began airing on April 19, 2008. The show eventually ended for good with its series finale, a total of three seasons and 87 episodes on September 1, 2008.
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired (U.S. dates)|
|Season premiere||Season finale|
|1||26||March 18, 2005||January 27, 2006|
|2||39||February 3, 2006||June 2, 2007|
|3||22||June 23, 2007||September 1, 2008|
The episode "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana" is the second part of a three-way crossover that begins on That's So Raven and concludes on Hannah Montana. Raven Baxter meets Zack and Cody as she visits the Tipton Hotel to do a photo shoot promoting a new fashion line for boys, only to have a troubling psychic vision of Cody. In the meantime, London refuses to wear one of Raven's original designs until Hannah Montana stops by and shows an interest in the fashions.
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. The Tipton Hotel is located in Boston, Massachusetts. Hotel Vancouver is used for the exterior of the hotel.
In the episode "Let Us Entertain You", Zack, Cody, and Carey spent a week vacationing on board the SS Tipton. It is also the setting of the sequel series, The Suite Life on Deck. The first time the SS Tipton is referenced is in the episode, "To Catch a Thief". While Maddie talks to London on the phone a life preserver with the words "S.S. Tipton" can be seen in the background.
The twins' Middle School. The school's mascot is a badger.
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, Illinois. Some of the students that attend Buckner were Max, Bob, and Agnes. Carey would come sit outside of the detention area while Zack was being punished. She said when she was outside the principal's office at Cheevers High that, "Thanks to Zack, I knitted 32 sweaters and an afghan."
Maddie and Mary Margaret (Monique Coleman) attended this private school in season one. Later in season two, Corrie (Vanessa Hudgens) and Leslie (Kaycee Stroh) were added to the minor cast, with London also attending the school in season two. In season three, London, Maddie, and Leslie no longer attend Our Lady. External shots of Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow Catholic School are of University College at the University of Toronto in Canada.
Zack and Cody work at the Paul Revere mini mart for the manager, Wayne Wormser. The mini mart's motto is, "The savings are coming! The savings are coming!" It is across the street from another mini mart with a patriotic name and theme, The Betsy Ross Stop and Shop, which is run by Wormser's business enemy and fierce rival.
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.
Where Zack, Cody, London, Maddie, and Nia attend along with other students including Barbara, Bob, and Mark. This setting was used in "Lip Synchin' in the Rain," "First Day of High School," "Orchestra," and "Benchwarmers." John Marshall High School (Los Angeles, California) is shown in a snapshot as Cheevers High School.
Scenes also take place in several other places in Boston, including Fenway Park, a movie theater, Maddie's apartment, the local shopping mall, a bowling alley (The same bowling alley was used to film a scene from the Hannah Montana episode, "People Who Use People"), a miniature golf course, Kurt's apartment, Mr. Moseby's condo, the Goose Lodge, Liberty Park, an apartment where Maddie and her friends painted for a poor family for community service, Arwin's apartment, camp Knock-a-Number, the forest that has Merele's cabin, Kurt's tour bus, the shop where Maddie demanded London give her inhaler, an art museum, a dance club, an alley with a garbage container, a pizza restaurant, Theo's home, the "Risk It All" studio, the Cluck Bucket, an aptitude company, and the restaurant where Wayne "dates" London. There are even two episodes that take place in Hollywood, which includes a movie studio, LAX, a beach, Sunset Blvd, Hollywood Blvd, and the Tipton Los Angeles.
The show's theme song, "Here I Am," was written by John Adair and Steve Hampton (who also wrote the theme for the show's spinoff The Suite Life on Deck, as well as for fellow Disney Channel series Phil of the Future, Wizards of Waverly Place, Good Luck Charlie, Shake It Up, Sonny with a Chance, Jonas L.A., So Random!, A.N.T. Farm, PrankStars, and Austin & Ally and the ABC Kids series Power Rangers: RPM), with music composed by Gary Scott (who also composed the music cues to signal scene changes and promo breaks, which are styled similarly to the theme), and is performed by Loren Ellis and the Drew Davis Band (who also performed the theme to Phil of the Future, and whose performance is uncredited).
The opening title sequence to the show begins with a shot of the Tipton Hotel's ground floor exterior, which then zooms to a window on what is presumed to be the 23rd Floor of the hotel (where Zack, Cody and Carey's suite is), which then displays clips from various episodes (which were updated for each season), with five clips featuring each cast member being shown after the computerized Tipton hotel exterior shoots from window to window. The sequence then closes with the show's title logo (a door plaque with the words "The Suite Life" with a piece of paper with the words "of Zack and Cody", made to look as if drawn by differently colored crayons, attached to it), which was accompanied by the Disney logo atop the title logo for the third season (all Disney Channel sitcoms made from 2007 onwards feature the Disney logo above the title logo). Starting with season two, the cast members and creators' names were displayed with a yellow glow around the text.
The Suite Life on Deck is a sequel to The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, that debuted on Disney Channel on September 19, 2008, set on a cruise ship with Zack, Cody, and London attending a semester-at-sea program, while Mr. Moseby manages the ship. Debby Ryan joins the cast as Bailey Pickett, who becomes Zack and Cody's friend (and Cody's girlfriend) and London's friend and roommate. The series also introduces Doc Shaw as Marcus Little, a former superstar who lost his fame after his voice changed. While an attempted spin-off, Arwin!, which was to star Selena Gomez and Brian Stepanek, was not picked up by Disney Channel, The Suite Life on Deck skipped the pilot process and went straight to the series.
The Suite Life Movie premiered on the Disney Channel in the United States and Canada on March 25, 2011. The Suite Life on Deck eventually ended on May 6, 2011.
|2006||Young Hollywood Awards||Superstar of Tomorrow||Brenda Song||Won|
|Role Model Award||Brenda Song||Won|
|Asian Excellence Awards||Outstanding Newcomer Award||Brenda Song||Nominated|
|Young Artist Awards||Best Performance In A TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actor||Cole & Dylan Sprouse||Nominated|
|Emmy Awards||Outstanding Choreography||Travis Payne (Episode Commercial Breaks)||Nominated|
|2007||2007 Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite TV Show||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Nominated|
|Favorite TV Actor||Cole Sprouse||Nominated|
|Young Artist Awards||Best Performance In A TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actor||Cole Sprouse||Nominated|
|Best Performance In A TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Guest Starring Young Actress||Alyson Stoner||Nominated|
|Best Performance In A TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Recurring Young Actor||Charley Stewart||Nominated|
|Best Performance In A TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Recurring Young Actress||Sophie Oda||Nominated|
|Best Family Television Series (Comedy)||The Suite Life of Zack and Cody||Won|
|Emmy Awards||Outstanding Children's Program||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Nominated|
|2008||2008 Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite TV Show||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Nominated|
|Favorite TV Actor||Cole Sprouse||Nominated|
|2008 UK Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite Kids' TV Show||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Nominated|
|Favorite Male TV Star||Dylan Sprouse||Nominated|
|2008 Australian Kids' Choice Awards||Fave International TV Star||Ashley Tisdale||Nominated|
|Young Artist Awards||Best Performance In A TV Series – Recurring Young Actress||Sammi Hanratty||Nominated|
|Emmy Awards||Outstanding Children's Program||The Suite Life of Zack and Cody||Nominated|
|2009||2009 Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite TV Show||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Nominated|
|Favorite TV Actor||Cole Sprouse||Nominated|
|Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV series – Guest Starring Young Actor||Hunter Gomez||Nominated|
|The 10th Annual Crown Awards||Best Hairstyle on Television||Brenda Song||Won|
In 2005, ABC's child block ABC Kids aired The Suite Life of Zack and Cody until its closing in 2011. Then it become Toon Disney's first live-action comedy program in 2008. After Toon Disney's closing, they showed reruns on Disney XD.
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody is broadcast on the following stations (and many others) around the world:
|Country / region||Network(s)||Series premiere||Title in country||Source(s)|
|Disney Channel Australia & New Zealand||April 15, 2005||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody|||
|Canada||Family Channel||September 3, 2005|||
|Disney XD (Canada)||June 1, 2011|||
|United States||Disney Channel||March 18, 2005||N/A|
|ABC Kids||September 17, 2005|
|Toon Disney||September 1, 2008|
|Disney XD||February 13, 2009|
|DVD Title||Release Date||Episodes Featured||Bonus Features|
|Disney Channel Holiday||November 1, 2005||*Christmas at the Tipton (Season 1)||Plus episodes from Phil of the Future, Lizzie McGuire, That's So Raven, Even Stevens and Kim Possible.|
|Volume 1: Taking Over the Tipton||USA: October 24, 2006
AUS: July 1, 2008
|*Rock Star in the House (Season 1)
*Kisses & Basketball (Season 1)
*Odd Couples (Season 2)
*French 101 (Season 2)
|*Never Before Seen Episode: A Midsummer's Nightmare (Season 2)
*Behind The Scenes Featurette
|That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana||USA: January 16, 2007
AUS: July 2, 2008
|*Checkin' Out (That's So Raven, Season 4)
*That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Season 2)
*On The Road Again (Hannah Montana, Season 1)
|*So You Think You Know Raven Challenge, Volume 2
*Never Before Seen Episode of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (Health and Fitness, Season 2)
*Who Said by Miley Cyrus
|Volume 2: Sweet Suite Victory||USA: August 7, 2007
AUS: October 21, 2008
|*Band In Boston (Season 1)
*Election (Season 2)
*Not So Suite 16 (Season 2)
|The Suite Life's Sweet Lift Challenge hosted by Brenda Song
|Wish Gone Amiss||USA: November 27, 2007
AUS: October 21, 2008
|*Gone Wishin' (Cory in the House, Season 1)
*Super Twins (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Season 3)
*When You Wish You Were the Star (Hannah Montana, Season 2)
|*I Wish I May, I Wish I Might: A Guide to Making Wishes hosted by Jason Earles|
|Volume 3: Lip Synchin' in the Rain||June 17, 2008||*Lip Synchin' in the Rain (Season 3)
*The Arwin That Came to Dinner (Season 3)
*A Tale of Two Houses (Season 3)
*Orchestra (Season 3)
|*'Twin-Tastic' – Get the 411 on everything twins
All episodes of the show are available on iTunes and Zune.
The Complete First Season was released to Germany and Brazil on November 13, 2008. Turkey on December 30, 2009 by Disney DVD. and Greece on September 9, 2010 by Sony Pictures.
According to Amazon.com, all three seasons of the show will be released, however no release dates have been announced.
Episodes in the DVD "Lip Syncin' in the Rain" include a French Language dub for French Canadians
Like many Disney Channel Original Series, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody had a number of novels based on episodes of the series, as well as original books. The following list of novels is based on information from the Barnes & Noble website and List of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody episodes.
|#||Novel title||Published||Based on episode|
|1||Hotel Hangout||May 2006||Hotel Hangout|
|2||Double Trouble||May 2006||Maddie Checks In|
|3||The Room of Doom||August 2006||The Ghost of Suite 613|
|4||Zack Attack||November 2006||Footloser|
|5||Check It Out||February 2007||Hotel Inspector|
|6||Star Crazy||November 2007||Rock Star in the House|
The series has spawned three video games entitled The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Tipton Caper for the Game Boy Advance, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Tipton Trouble, and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Circle of Spies for the Nintendo DS. They were developed by Artificial Mind and Movement and published by Buena Vista Games, with the exception of Circle of Spies, which was published by Disney Interactive Studios.
Disney Press has released several books based on the shows including The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Tipton Caper, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Tipton Trouble, and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Circle of Spies novels based on the television episode and the video game. A calendar for the show, Disney The Suite Life of Zack and Cody 2008 Calendar has been released. Merchandise based on the series are sold exclusively at Amazon.com, Wal-Mart, Sears, Macy's, and several other retailers. They include clothing (such as pajamas and tee shirts), bags (tote bags, backpacks, etc.), bedding collection, and toys.
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