The Suite Life of Zack & Cody is an American children's sitcom created by Danny Kallis and Jim Geoghan, about Cody and Zack, identical twins, whose single mother is the headlining singer at the Tipton Hotel in Boston.
The series premiered in the USA on The Disney Channel on 18 March, 2005. There are three seasons to date.
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody originally premiered in South Africa on DStv's Disney Channel on 26 September 2006, at 17h35. It premiered on SABC3 on 6 November 2006, at 19h30.
Season 3 premiered on the Disney Channel on Saturday 31 May 2008, at 09h35. New episodes air Saturdays and Sundays at the same time. There are 23 half-hour episodes in the third season.
Twins Zack and Cody are thrilled to be living in Boston's swankiest hotel. Their single mother, Carey, is a singer who's headlining in the Tipton Hotel's cabaret room, and as part of her deal she and her kids get to live in one of the suites.
The 12-year-old boys think their new home's great - it not only has a swimming pool and a games room, but also a sweet shop.
The other people living in the hotel, however, aren't so thrilled at the youngsters' antics and it's often left to the hotel staff to curb the twins' youthful enthusiasm.
Zack is the main instigator of the trouble he and Cody get into. He always means well but sometimes the excitement of the situation gets to him. He has a preoccupation with girls and a crush on his babysitter Madeline and needs to dart the advances of loopy Agnes, who got a crush on him.
Cody is super friendly and usually reticent to get involved in Zack's schemes. When he does his good influence helps to reign Zack in when things get out of control. Cody isn't as interested in girls as Zack is and enjoys dance, mime, magic and cooking.
Madeline Margaret Genevieve Miranda Catherine Fitzpatrick
Madeline, who is fondly known to everyone as Maddie, is the Tipton Hotel snack counter girl turned part-time babysitter to Zack and Cody. Her quick thinking often helps the twins out sticky situations.
Maddie wants to go to law school, is very hard working and goes to private school at Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow.
She is one of London's closest friends but often gets treated like a servant by her. London also regularly bribes Maddie with money.
London Leah Lipton
Lodnon is the daughter of the wealthy owner of the Tipton Hotel and spends her time showing off her new outfits and acting like the hotel's princess. She lives in a suite in the hotel that has a closet with a talking mirror and her own kitchen.
Even though she's the complete opposite of Maddie the two are stll best friends.
Carey is Zack and Cody's mom who sings as a headline singer in the Tipton Hotel's exclusive ballroom. She's divorced from the twins father and a great mom but has her hands full with the trouble twosome.
She has an estranged sister, an admirer in Arwin Quentin Hawkhauser and often dreams about George Clooney.
Mr Marion Moseby
Mr Moseby is the Tipton Hotel's manager who tries to keep Zack and Cody in line but often they get the better of him. With his strict ways he often spoils their fun while saving the hotel from their mischief.
He pretends that he doesn't like the boys but he has great affection for them and also takes on the role of London's surrogate father.