Sprouse Twins Board 'Suite Life on Deck'
Brenda Strong, Phill Lewis join the acting brothersZack and Cody are checking out of the hotel and taking their hijinks to the high seas.
Dylan and Cole Sprouse will reprise their roles for the new live-action series "The Suite Life on Deck," an offshoot of their hit Emmy-nominated series "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody." Joining them will be Brenda Song and Phill Lewis from the original series.
"Our audience has shown us that after 88 episodes, 'The Suite Life of Zack & Cody' remains one of their favorite sitcoms ever," says Gary Marsh, President, Entertainment, Disney Channels Worldwide. "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."
In the new series, twins Zack and Cody Martin (Dylan and Cole Sprouse) and hotel heiress London Tipton (Song) enroll in a semester-at-sea program aboard luxury cruise liner the S.S. Tipton. Dutiful hotel manager Mr. Moseby (Lewis) follows to keep an eye on the boss' daughter, who, along with the tourists and students attending classes on Deck Eight, must deal with the twins' mischievous ways.
"The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" was nominated for an Emmy Award this year in the Outstanding Children's Program category and has ranked among the Top Five series on basic cable with kids 6-11 and tweens 9-14 for the past three seasons.