[02/03/11 - 11:23 AM]
Zack & Cody Continue the "Suite" Adventure With the Premiere of "The Suite Life Movie," Friday, March 25 on Disney Channel
Reprising their series roles are Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse, Brenda Song, Debby Ryan, Matthew Timmons and Phill Lewis.

[via press release from Disney Channel]


Multiplatform Roll-out Includes Disney Channel on Demand, iTunes and Netflix Watch Instantly

Television's popular teen twins Zack and Cody, the longest running continuous characters on Disney Channel, are at the center of the comedy and adventure in the third iteration of their powerhouse "Suite Life" franchise, "The Suite Life Movie," premiering FRIDAY, MARCH 25 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) as part of the hugely successful Disney Channel Original Movie franchise. Reprising their series roles are Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse, who also executive-produce the movie, Brenda Song (of the Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated film "The Social Network"), Debby Ryan, Matthew Timmons and Phill Lewis.

A January 2011 telecast of "The Suite Life on Deck" ranks as its No. 1 telecast of all time in Total Viewers (7.1 million) and its No. 2 telecast ever in Kids 6-11 (2.9 million/11.6 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (2.6 million/10.6 rating). The series is the No. 1 TV show in its timeslot (Fridays at 8:00 p.m.) among Kids 6-14, and season to date against all TV programs ranks No. 2 among Kids 6-11 and No. 3 among Tweens 9-14.

In the U.S., across all basic cable, Disney Channel Original Movies dominate the ratings, and have produced basic cable's No. 1 original movie telecast among Kids 6-11 for eight of the past nine years, and for nine consecutive years among Tweens 9-14.

"The Suite Life on Deck" premiered in 2008 as a spin-off of "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" which premiered in 2005.

Filmed on location in Vancouver, Canada, the comedy adventure movie takes place during spring break as Cody gets an opportunity to participate in a prestigious internship program. However, when twin brother Zack destroys billion-dollar scientific equipment, Cody is kicked out of the program. Soon thereafter, the brothers are approached to join the Gemini Project, a high-tech research center studying the dynamics between twins. Shockingly, they find themselves interconnected in a way they've never been before: When one twin experiences a sensation, thought or feeling, the other twin feels it too. While this newfound revelation helps the boys see eye to eye for the first time, it puts them in more danger than they could have imagined.

The premiere schedule is as follows:


"The Suite Life Movie" preview becomes available via Disney Channel On Demand, a video-on-demand service available to a variety of affiliates including Cablevision, Time Warner and Verizon FiOS TV customers.


"The Suite Life Movie" premieres on Disney Channel (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) with simulcasts on Sprint TV and MobiTV.


"The Suite Life Movie" becomes available for purchase on iTunes.


"The Suite Life Movie" will be available as part of Netflix's Watch Instantly offering.

The screenplay was written by Michael Saltzman (writer of "The Pink Panther," executive-producer of "Murphy Brown") and Robert Horn (writer of Broadway's "13," writer/producer of "Designing Women," writer of "Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure"). "The Suite Life Movie" was directed by Sean McNamara (executive producer of "Even Stevens," producer of "That's So Raven," director of "Zeke and Luther"); executive-produced by Pamela Eells O'Connell ("The Suite Life on Deck," "Family Matters"), Irene Dreayer ("The Suite Life on Deck," "Sister, Sister"), Jessica Rhoades ("Den Brother"), Cole Sprouse and Dylan Sprouse; and produced by Tracey Jeffrey ("Psych"). The movie was created by Danny Kallis ("The Suite Life on Deck," "Who's The Boss?") and Jim Geoghan ("The Suite Life on Deck," "Family Matters"), and developed by Danny Kallis and Pamela Eells O'Connell.

"The Suite Life Movie" stars Cole Sprouse ("The Suite Life on Deck") as Cody Martin, Dylan Sprouse ("The Suite Life on Deck") as Zack Martin, Brenda Song ("The Social Network," "The Suite Life on Deck") as London Tipton, Debby Ryan ("The Suite Life on Deck," "16 Wishes") as Bailey Pickett, Matthew Timmons ("The Suite Life on Deck") as Woody Fink, John Ducey ("Jonas," "Damages") as Dr. Spaulding, Katelyn Pacitto ("Everybody Hates Chris") as Nellie, Kara Pacitto ("Everybody Hates Chris") as Kellie, Matthew Glave ("The Wedding Singer," "Army Wives") as Dr. Olsen, and Phill Lewis ("The Suite Life on Deck") as Mr. Moseby.

Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies. Currently available on basic cable in over 99 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on Disney Channels around the world, Disney Channel is part of the Disney/ABC Television Group.

Source: NTI, most current, 9/27/10-1/16/11, minimum 6 telecasts

  [february 2011]  


[10/09/15 - 04:00 PM]
NBC Picks Up the Back Nine Episodes of "Blindspot"
The drama has scored as the fall season's #1-rated new series in adults 18-49.

[10/09/15 - 03:50 PM]
MTV's "Teen Wolf" Sinks Teeth Into New York Comic Con, Reveals New Trailer, New Night and a Shocking Return
The series will return to MTV for the second half of season five on a brand new day Tuesday, January 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/09/15 - 02:35 PM]
CBS Orders "American Gothic," A New Drama Series from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios, For Broadcast in Summer 2016
Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank of Amblin Television, James Frey of Full Fathom Five and Corinne Brinkerhoff, who is writing the script, will serve as executive producers.

[10/09/15 - 01:27 PM]
"Blindspot" Is Television's #1 Gainer in Total Viewers for a 2nd Straight Week
NBC further spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4 and Monday, October 5.

[10/09/15 - 12:51 PM]
Disney XD Orders Second Season of Animated Series "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy"
"Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy" season two is currently in production and slated to premiere in 2017.

[10/09/15 - 12:36 PM]
Pop on Over to Joy Behar's Place for Some "Late Night Joy" on TLC
The series is produced by True Entertainment and Behar's JoyBee Productions.

[10/09/15 - 12:24 PM]
Academy Award Nominee Bradley Cooper Returns as Sen. Edward Morra, On "Limitless," Tuesday, Oct. 27
The news was announced today by executive producer Craig Sweeny at the series' New York Comic Con panel at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

[10/09/15 - 10:55 AM]
CBS News Continues to Grow in Audiences and Key Demographics
CBS News spins the numbers for the week of September 28-October 4.

[10/09/15 - 10:41 AM]
ABC to Bump "Beyond the Tank" Indefinitely; "Shark Tank" Repeat Set for Tuesday, October 13
The Alphabet will encore the season premiere of the parent series this Tuesday at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/09/15 - 10:18 AM]
Esquire Network Orders New High-Octane Competition Series "Team Ninja Warrior"
For the first time in ninja history, the mother of all obstacle courses is now built for two.

[10/09/15 - 10:18 AM]
With L+3 Added, CBS Has Four of the Week's Top Five and Seven of the Top 10 Scripted Broadcasts
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 28-October 4.

[10/09/15 - 09:57 AM]
"Fear the Walking Dead" Delivers the Highest-Rated First Season of Any Series in Cable History Among Total Viewers and All Key Demos
AMC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/09/15 - 09:36 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's "Quantico" Is the Season's First New Scripted Show to Grow Over Its Debut in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4.

[10/09/15 - 09:20 AM]
ABC Family Announces January 2016 Premiere Date for Its Returning Hit Series "Pretty Little Liars"
In advance of the celebrated return of the fan favorite, the network will also air "Pretty Little Liars: 5 Years Forward," a one-hour behind-the-scenes glimpse at the highly anticipated series time jump on Tuesday, November 24.

[10/09/15 - 09:06 AM]
Disney's "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar" Primetime Television Movie Event to Air on Disney Channel
"The Lion Guard" television series will premiere in early 2016.