The Suite Life of Zack & Cody is an American sitcom created by Danny Kallis and Jim Geoghan. The series premiered 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 series is set in the Tipton Hotel in Boston and centers on Zack and Cody Martin (Dylan and Cole Sprouse), trouble-making twins who live at the Tipton Hotel and the ditzy Tipton hotel heiress London Tipton (Brenda Song). The series' other main characters are the candy counter girl Maddie (Ashley Tisdale), the hotel's manager, Mr. Moseby (Phill Lewis), and the boys' single mother Carey (Kim Rhodes), who is a performer in the hotel's nightclub. The series is the third Disney Channel Original to have more than 65 episodes, after That's So Raven and Kim Possible. Reruns air on both the Disney Channel and Disney XD.
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody was the first Disney Channel series to feature a tag scene (the final scene of a sitcom episode, featuring the closing credits running over it) at the end of each episode. This began during the show's second season; the first few episodes produced for that season did not include a tag scene (though these episodes were shown out of order with the episodes that had tags). Prior to 2006, all Disney Channel series featured the episode's final scene and the closing credits shown separately.
As of June 11, 2010, The Suite Life series reached the record of the most episodes from a Disney Channel series and its spin-off. The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and The Suite Life on Deck surpassed the previous record holders, That's So Raven and Cory in the House, which held the record with 134 episodes.