Today is the start of Memorial Day Weekend and as usual TV networks like the schedule special marathons and premieres. Inside is a network-by-network rundown of this weekend’s events.
Home to TV’s Top 5 scripted series, including “Shake It Up,” “Good Luck Charlie” and “Phineas and Ferb,” Disney Channel ranked as TV’s No. 1 network in Total Day for the 11th consecutive month among Tweens 9-14 (467,000/1.9 rating), delivering its largest March audience ever in the demo, as well as among Total Viewers (1.65 million) and Kids 6-11 (581,000/2.3 rating).
Disney Channel’s “The Suite Life Movie” cleaned up on its debut Friday night, sweeping its time period across all cable, across the board, and ranking as the evening’s No. 1 scripted TV telecast with 5.2 million Total Viewers.
Television’s popular teen twins Zack and Cody, the longest running continuous characters on Disney Channel, are at the center of the comedy and adventure in the third iteration of their powerhouse “Suite Life” franchise, “The Suite Life Movie,” premiering FRIDAY, MARCH 25 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) as part of the hugely successful Disney Channel Original Movie franchise. Reprising their series roles are Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse, who also executive-produce the movie, Brenda Song (of the Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated film “The Social Network”), Debby Ryan, Matthew Timmons and Phill Lewis.
Production will begin this month on the thrilling comedy/adventure, “The Suite Life Movie,” a Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) based on the pair of hit comedy series for the channel — “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” and “The Suite Life on Deck” — starring Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse, Brenda Song, Debby Ryan and Phill Lewis. The movie is set to premiere in 2011 on Disney Channel.