via press release:
PRODUCTION HAS BEGUN ON THE THIRD SEASON OF
DISNEY CHANNEL'S HIT SERIES "THE"
Production has begun in Hollywood on Disney Channel's hit series "The," a comedy that delivered record ratings in its first two seasons, ranking as TV’s #1 series among Kids 6-11 and, amidst all scripted TV series, in the top two spots among Tweens 9-14 for 2009 and 2008.
A spin-off of the hugely popular "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody," the series follows identical twins Zack and Cody Martin, hotel heiress London Tipton, southern belle and Cody's girlfriend Bailey Pickett and former singing teen sensation Marcus Little on a semester at sea aboard the luxurious SS Tipton. More often than not, the group's antics make the dutiful cruise ship's hotel manager, Mr. Moseby, want to walk the plank.
"The" stars Dylan Sprouse as Zack Martin, Cole Sprouse as Cody Martin, Brenda Song as London Tipton, Debby Ryan as Bailey Pickett, Doc Shaw as Marcus Little and Phill Lewis as Mr. Moseby. Recurring cast members are Erin Cardillo as Ms. Tutweiller, Matthew Timmons as Woody and Windell Middlebrooks as Kirby.
The executive producers are Pamela Eells O'Connell ("Family Matters") and Irene Dreayer ("Sister, Sister," "Smart Guy"). The producer is Walter Barnett. "The" is produced by It's A Laugh Productions for Disney Channel. It carries a TV-G parental guideline.
Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies. Currently available on basic cable in over 98 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, U.S., Live +7. 2009: 12/29/08-12/27/09; 2008: 12/31/07-12/28/08. Ranks based on all play average.)