[c]The Suite Life on Deck
No. of Episodes: [Season 1 : 21] ,, [Season 2 : 28]
Size of each Episode: 185 MB
The Suite Life on Deck is an American sitcom that airs on Disney Channel. It is a sequel/spin-off of the Disney Channel Original Series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. The series follows twin brothers Zack and Cody Martin and hotel heiress London Tipton in a new setting, the S.S. Tipton, where they attend classes at "Seven Seas High" and meet Bailey Pickett while Mr. Moseby manages the ship. The ship travels around the world to nations such as Italy, Greece, India, and the United Kingdom where the characters experience different cultures, adventures, and situations.
The series' pilot aired in the UK on September 19, 2008, and in US markets on September 26, 2008. The series premiere on the Disney Channel in the US drew 5.7 million viewers, and it became the most-watched series premiere in Canada on the Family channel. The show was also TV's No. 1 series in Kids 6-11 and No. 1 scripted series in tweens 9-14 in 2008, outpacing veteran series Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place in the ratings. On October 19, 2009, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a third season, which began production in January 2010 and debuted on July 2, 2010. The series is also 2009's top rated scripted series in the children and tween demographic (6-14). Reruns of the show are also the top rated series on Disney XD.
The series' main concepts were created by Kallis and Pamela Eells O'Connell. O'Connell, along with Irene Dreayer are the executive producers; Kallis was also an executive producer until he left the series midway through the second season, and Jim Geoghan was an executive producer for the first two seasons. The series is produced by It's a Laugh Productions and Bon Mot Productions (a production company formed and run by O'Connell), in association with Disney Channel. Dylan and Cole Sprouse play the leading male characters in the series while Brenda Song plays the leading female character. The series also stars Debby Ryan as country girl Bailey Pickett and Phill Lewis as Mr. Moseby. Newcomers for the series are Ryan (as a regular cast member), Matthew Timmons, and Erin Cardillo (as recurring guest stars). Doc Shaw joined the cast during the second season and later departed from the show during the third season due to his commitment in the upcoming Disney XD series, Pair of Kings.
The series has been broadcast in more than 30 countries worldwide, and is shot at Hollywood Center Studios in Los Angeles. The series is taped in front of a live studio audience, though a laugh track is used for some scenes. The series is the second spin-off of a Disney Channel series. This is the last Disney Channel Series to be broadcast in Standard Definition, as well as the first of three Disney Channel Shows to transition from Standard Definition to High Definition, which began on August 7, 2009 with the second season's premiere episode, "The Spy Who Shoved Me," and the second multi-camera comedy to utilize a 'filmized' appearance instead of the FilmLook appearance that was used in the first season.
On February 4, 2008, it was announced that the Disney Channel was developing a new contemporary spin-off of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. The announcement was made by Gary Marsh, the President of the Disney Channel. He stated, "Our audience has shown us that after 88 episodes, 'The Suite Life of Zack & Cody' remains one of their favorite sitcoms ever, we decided to find a new way for Zack, Cody, London and Mr. Moseby to live 'The Suite Life' in a whole new setting – this time aboard a luxury cruise liner." The series original creator, Danny Kallis was announced to be involved with the project. The elements from the original series remain the same though the setting is completely different.
In December 2008, it was reported that the Disney Channel had renewed the series for a thirteen episode second season. On May 11, 2009, Disney issued a press release stating that the second season had been extended to include a larger number of episodes than the original thirteen. Gary Marsh, the president of Disney Channels Worldwide said: "With this second-season extension, the cast of ‘The Suite Life’ makes Disney Channel history by becoming the longest running continuous characters on our air - 138 half-hour episodes. We are thrilled for them, and for the brilliant, inspired production team that made this extraordinary run possible."
According to show creators and producers, the choice of setting was made to appeal to an international audience with different ports-of-call, such as India, Greece, Italy, Morocco, and Thailand. An on-board theater serves as an "organic" set-up for musical numbers. Most of the action in the series occurs on-board the "S.S. Tipton." However, the ship travels to a variety of places around the world which are often unfamiliar places to both Zack and Cody Martin.
The S.S. Tipton is a cruise ship belonging to London Tipton's father. Unlike most cruise ships it also includes a school, "Seven Seas High School," which is a common setting on the ship, as are the sky deck, the lobby, the corridors outside the students' cabins and the cabins themselves. There are also various areas on the S.S. Tipton that are mentioned, but never seen, including several decks and the ship's putt-putt golf course, where the captain spends most of his time. In the crossover episode of Wizards of Waverly Place, "Cast-Away (To Another Show)," Mr. Moseby reveals that the ship itself weighs 87,000 tons.
* Bermuda Triangle - In the season two episode "Bermuda Triangle."
* Florida - In the season one episode "Flowers and Chocolate" and the season two episode "Model Behavior."
* Galapagos Islands - In the season one episode "Sea Monster Mash."
* Greece - In the season one episode "It's All Greek to Me."
* Hawaii - In the season one crossover episode "Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana."
* India - In the season one episode "The Mommy and the Swami."
* Lichtenstamp - In the season one episode "Maddie on Deck." It is a parody of Liechtenstein.
* Monte Carlo - In the season three episode "Silent Treatment."
* Morocco - In the season two episode "Rock the Kasbah."
* Paris - In the season two episode "Breakup in Paris."
* Parrot Island - In the season one episode "Parrot Island." It is a fictional place.
* Rome - In the season one episode "When In Rome..."
* South America - In the season two episode "Can You Dig It?"
* Sweden - In the season two episode "The Swede Life."
* Thailand - In the season two episode "Family Thais."
* United Kingdom - In the season two episode "Rollin' With the Holmies."
Cole Sprouse - Cody Martin
Dylan Sprouse - Zack Martin
Brenda Song - London Tipton
Debby Ryan - Bailey Pickett
Doc Shaw - Marcus Little
Phill Lewis - Mr. Moseby
Matthew Timmons - Woody Fink
Erin Cardillo - Emma Tutweiller
Windell D. Middlebrooks - Kirby Morris
Zoey Deutch - Maya
Cody Martin (Cole Sprouse) is the erudite, mature, intelligent, wise, tidy, and sensitive twin. Cody performs well academically, is a straight A student, and has shown to have a great interest in academics; however, he does not perform well in sports. Cody works as a towel boy on ship. Cody has been noted to be ten minutes younger than Zack and often plays into Zack's crazy schemes. Cody is usually picked on by Zack, but Zack becomes very defensive when other people pick on Cody. At the end of season one, Cody begins dating Bailey Pickett, but they eventually end their romantic relationship in the second season finale due to a misunderstanding. However, during the third season it is implied that they still have feelings for each other. Zack says to Cody, "You are so not over her."
Zack Martin (Dylan Sprouse) is typically the non-studious, outgoing, untidy, and immature twin. He works in the juice bar on the ship as a result of using up both Cody's and his money for the semester. Cody is forced to obtain the job as a towel boy. Zack does not perform particularly well academically, but he manages to perform well physically and enjoys physical sports, especially basketball and football. Zack acts selfish at times, but he also sincerely cares about his brother, even if he does not always show it. He flirts with most of the girls on the ship by using cute pick-up lines, although he rarely ever stays with them for more than one episode. At the beginning of the third season, he starts to develop emotions for a passenger on the ship named Maya. However, she won't go out with him because she knows he's a flirt and a player, so the two are just friends.
London Tipton (Brenda Song) is the socialite of the four main teenage characters. She is the daughter of Wilfred Tipton, a multi-billionaire and the owner of the Tipton Hotel chains, including the one in Boston and the S.S. Tipton. London is described as a "dim-witted, spoiled, gullible, and an often air-headed teenager". She also has a pomeranian pet dog named Ivana. When she is happy, she usually claps her hands and repeatedly jumps up and down while saying her catchphrase, "Yay me!" Mr. Moseby fools London into thinking that she is on the S.S. Tipton for a vacation, to get her on the ship. London gets enrolled at the Seven Seas High School program because her father wants her to live in the real world. London does not live in a first class suite on the S.S. Tipton, but a small cabin. London reluctantly agrees to accept Bailey Pickett (Debby Ryan) as her new roommate, although she does so after unsuccessfully trying to bribe Bailey into leaving as she did with her previous roommate, Padma. The two later become good friends. In The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, when London resided at the Tipton Hotel, it seemed that she was living in her own bubble. On the S.S. Tipton, London has become more aware of the real world and has faced several difficulties, such as being in jail.
Bailey Pickett (Debby Ryan) is a teenage girl from the fictional town of Kettlecorn, Kansas. She is seemingly the perfect girl-next-door and has been described as a "small town, down-to-earth girl." She shares a room with the wealthy socialite London Tipton, in which the two later form a close friendship and end up becoming best friends. Bailey is a student at Seven Seas High and attends classes with her new friends Zack, Cody, London, and Woody. She came on the ship to leave Kettlecorn, where she lived on a farm, because she hated the fact that the town is so small. She pretends to be a boy in the pilot in order to get a room on the S.S. Tipton because the girls' cabins were filled. Eventually, she moves in with London when people find out she is a girl. London tries to bribe her not to move in, but Bailey refuses. Both Zack and Cody have a crush on her at the beginning of the series, but when they find out more about Bailey's life and her ex-boyfriend, Zack lets Cody have her, claiming that she was "carrying too much baggage;" however, a couple seasons later he says that he doesn't blame Cody for not being able to get over Bailey and quoted "this girl is smokin'!" showing he still thinks she's attractive even if he doesn't like her. Cody tries several times throughout the first season to attract Bailey, but is unsuccessful until the crossover episode "Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana" in which they start dating. They eventually end their romantic relationship in the second season finale due to a misunderstanding. However, during the third season it is implied that they still have feelings for each other. London says to Bailey, "You are so not over him."
Marcus Little (Doc Shaw) is a former singing sensation, Lil' Little, who comes aboard the S.S. Tipton. After hitting puberty, causing his voice to change, he lost his fame and career. He attends Seven Seas High and shares a room with Zack. Marcus lived in Atlanta, Georgia, as mentioned on his sash in "The Beauty and the Fleeced." He first appears in the second season episode Roomies. He has a crush on London, and is shown to be quite gullible, often believing Woody's tall tales. Marcus has as many famous contacts as London does; however, he is sensitive about the loss of his fame because he believes his celebrity friends won't like him, though he was later proven wrong in the episode "Crossing Jordin." Marcus eventually leaves the ship in the episode "Bon Voyage" after choosing to film a musical based on "Retainer Baby.
Marion Moseby (Phill Lewis), the uptight and serious former manager of the Tipton Hotel in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, is now the chaperon and manager of the S.S. Tipton. He speaks with a wide vocabulary and an urbane vernacular, and is often annoyed by Zack and Cody's schemes. His repeated catch phrase, "Good luck with that," has become his trademark. He loves bad jokes. Though he acts as though he does not care about the boys, he actually has a great deal of affection for them. He's constantly running from stem to stern keeping the Martin twins and London out of trouble. Moseby is a father figure in London's life, because of London's father absence in the series he looks after her. Moseby reportedly tricked London in order for her to be enrolled in the Seven Seas High School program. He told London she was going on a vacation on the S.S. Tipton to get her on the ship.
Special guest appearances
* Kim Rhodes: Carey Martin (2: "The Suite Life Sets Sail," "Mom and Dad on Deck")
* Ashley Tisdale: Maddie Fitzpatrick (1: "Maddie on Deck")
* Miley Cyrus: Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana (1: "Double-Crossed")
* Emily Osment: Lilly Truscott/Lola Luftnagle (1: "Double-Crossed")
* Selena Gomez: Alex Russo (1: "Double-Crossed")
* David Henrie: Justin Russo (1: "Double-Crossed")
* Jake T. Austin: Max Russo (1: "Double-Crossed")
* Jordin Sparks: Herself (1: "Crossing Jordin")
* Kathie Lee Gifford: Cindy (1: "Model Behavior")
* George Takei: Rome Tipton (1: "Starship Tipton")
Notable guest appearances
* Brian Stepanek: Arwin Hawkhauser/Milos Hawkakapolis (1: "It's All Greek To Me")
* Robert Torti: Kurt Martin (1: "Mom and Dad on Deck")
* Brittany Curran: Chelsea Brimmer (1: "Flowers and Chocolate")
* Sophie Oda: Barbara Brownstein (1: "Flowers and Chocolate")
* Charlie Stewart: Bob (1: "Flowers and Chocolate")
* Jennifer Tisdale: Connie the Activities Coordinator (2: "Flowers and Chocolate," "Cruisin' for a Bruisin")
* Jacopo Sarno: Luca (1: "When in Rome...")
* Hutch Dano: Moose (1: "Mulch Ado About Nothing")
* Justin Kredible: Armando the Magician (1: "Ala-ka-scram!")
* Ed Begley, Jr: Mayor Ragnar (1: "The Swede Life")
* Adrian R'Mante: Esteban Ramírez (1: "Mother of the Groom")
* Charo: Señora Ramírez (1: "Mother of the Groom")
* Kurt Warner: Himself (1: "Any Given Fantasy")
* Charles Shaughnessy: Constable (1: "Rollin' With the Holmies")
* Camilla and Rebecca Rosso: Jessica and Janice (1: "Model Behavior")
* Andy Richter: Brother Theodore (1: "The Silent Treatment")
U.S. Nielsen ratings
The show's pilot premiered on the Disney Channel in the US on September 26, 2008, and gathered approximately 3.4 million viewers on the night of its premiere. The series premiere in Canada was also the most watched series premiere on Family channel. In December 2008, Business Wire reported the show was 2008's #1 top scripted television series for children between the ages 6 to 11 and pre-teenagers between the ages 9 to 14, beating the veteran series Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place in the ratings. The show was in the #1 spot for the top rated children's television series for many months. The show has been one of the top 4 live-action television series for many months. Since then, “The Suite Life on Deck” held a commanding lead in the time slot (Friday 8:00 p.m.), ranking as TV's #1 program among the key children demographics, virtually doubling Nickelodeon among children between the age of 9-14, and defeating it by a 6% among children between the age of 6-11. In addition, the series is #1 in total viewers on all cable, outperforming #2 rank (Fox News and Nickelodeon) by 800,000 more viewers.
As of August 2009, the highest rated episode of The Suite Life on Deck was "Double-Crossed," the second part of Wizards On Deck with Hannah Montana, a trilogy of crossover episodes featuring guest stars from Wizards of Waverly Place and Hannah Montana which premiered on July 17, 2009 on Disney Channel. The special was viewed by more than 1.6 million viewers, program of the night across both cable and broadcast television, and ranks as one of the highest-rated episodes for a Disney Channel original series.
In early October 2009, the series one hour special episode "Lost at Sea" became the most watched episode of the series, with 4.6 million total viewers, including 3.2 million in the Kids 6-11 demographic, and 2.8 million in the Tweens 9-13 demographic. The episode delivered Disney Channel’s best numbers in the hour with regular programming in the net's history. The series is also 2009's top rated scripted series in the children and tween demographic (6-14), outpacing Hannah Montana and several other teenage shows. The series second season's ratings grew 25% higher than the show's season one ratings, the second season has averaged approximately 3.1 million viewers.
Season 1: 2008–09
1 The Suite Life Sets Sail-Part1
1 The Suite Life Sets Sail-Part2
2 Parrot Island-Part1
2 Parrot Island-Part2
3 Broke N Yo-Yo-Part1
3 Broke N Yo-Yo-Part2
4 The Kidney of the Sea-Part1
4 The Kidney of the Sea-Part2
5 Show & Tell-Part1
5 Show & Tell-Part2
6 International Dateline-Part1
6 International Dateline-Part2
6 International Dateline-Part3
7 It's All Greek to Me-Part1
7 It's All Greek to Me-Part2
7 It's All Greek to Me-Part3
8 Sea Monster Mash-Part1
8 Sea Monster Mash-Part2
8 Sea Monster Mash-Part3
9 Flowers and Chocolate-Part1
9 Flowers and Chocolate-Part2
10 Boo You -Part1
10 Boo You -Part2
12 The Mommy and the Swami-Part1
12 The Mommy and the Swami-Part2
13 Maddie on Deck-Part1
13 Maddie on Deck-Part2
13 Maddie on Deck-Part3
14 When in Rome ...-Part1
14 When in Rome ...-Part2
16 Mom and Dad on Deck-Part1
16 Mom and Dad on Deck-Part2
17 he Wrong Stuff-Part1
17 The Wrong Stuff-Part2
18 Splash and Trash-Part1
18 Splash and Trash-Part2
19 Much Ado About Nothing-Part1
19 Much Ado About Nothing-Part2
20 Cruisin' for a Bruisin'-Part1
20 Cruisin' for a Bruisin'-Part2
Season 2: 2009–10
1 The Spy Who Shoved Me-Part1
1 The Spy Who Shoved Me-Part2
3 In the Line of Duty-Part1
3 In the Line of Duty-Part2
4 Kitchen Casanova
5 Smarticle Particles
6 Family Thais
7 Goin' Bananas
8 Lost at Sea-Part1
8 Lost at Sea-Part2
8 Lost at Sea-Part3
8 Lost at Sea-Part4
8 Lost at Sea-Part5
8 Lost at Sea-Part6
10 Crossing Jordin
11 Bermuda Triangle
12 The Beauty and the Fleeced
13 The Swede Life
14 Mother of the Groom
15 The Defiant Ones
16 Any Given Fantasy
16 Any Given Fantasy
17 17 Seven Seas News
18 Can You Dig It?
19 London's Apprentice
19 London's Apprentice
20 Once Upon A Suite Life
20 Once Upon A Suite Life
21 Marriage 101
21 Marriage 101
22 Model Behavior
22 Model Behavior
23 Rock the Kasbah
24 I Brake for Whales
25 Seven Seas News
26 Starship Tipton
27 Mean Chicks
28 Breakup in Paris
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