Family Channel presents a suite line-up with a special week of Disney series
The Suite Life On Deck

    
        Highly anticipated new season premieres Monday, November 2 at
                                 7 P.M. ET/PT

                             Highlights include:
           Canadian Premiere of Season 2 of The Suite Life on Deck
                          Around the World marathon
                     One-hour special episode Lost at Sea
           Watch-and-win contest to win a trip to the series' set
    

TORONTO, Oct. 27 /CNW/ - Astral Media's Family Channel invites viewers to test out their sea legs with Zack, Cody, London, Bailey and Woody for a week-long adventure on the SS Tipton with Disney series The Suite Life on Deck. Family presents a special week of programming from November 2 to November 6, including the premiere of the star-studded second season, an Around the World marathon and a special one-hour episode, Lost at Sea. The week's programming will be available on Family OnDemand beginning November 3. The premiere episode of Season Two can be sampled at Family.ca from November 2 to 7. Lost at Sea can be sampled at Family.ca from November 8 to 14.

The October 2008 premiere of the first season of The Suite Life on Deck's broke ratings records for the highest watched series premiere for the network, so Family is making a big week-long splash for the highly anticipated launch of the second season of this viewer favourite. On Monday, November 2 at 7 p.m. ET/PT Family premieres the first episode of Season 2. From Tuesday, November 3 to Thursday, November 5 at 5 p.m. ET/PT, Family will premiere three additional episodes from the second season. These four new episodes will repeat on Friday, November 6 beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Leading up to the launch of Season 2, Family presents Around the World with The Suite Life on Deck on Monday, November 2 from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. This special four-episode lineup highlights the exotic locales where the SS Tipton has laid anchor, including Greece, Italy, India and Lichtenstamp.

Land ho! This Suite week wraps up on Friday, November 6:30 p.m. ET/PT with Lost at Sea - a special one-hour episode that finds Cody, London, Bailey and Woody stranded on a deserted island.

Viewers can get in on the fun with Family's Suite watch-and-win contest. From November 2 to 6 secret words will appear on screen. Viewers can go to Family.ca, and enter the words online for a chance to win a trip to the set of The Suite Life on Deck.

The Suite Life on Deck stars Dylan Sprouse as Zack Martin, Cole Sprouse as Cody Martin, Brenda Song as London Tipton, Debby Ryan as Bailey Pickett, Larramie "Doc" Shaw as Marcus Little and Phill Lewis as Mr. Moseby. Larramie "Doc" Shaw (Tyler Perry's House of Payne) joins the cast as new character, Marcus Little, a former singing sensation who is now making a fresh start at Seven Seas High on the SS Tipton.

The new season features guest appearances from recording artist Jordin Sparks (American Idol), Charo (The Love Boat), NFL quarterback Kurt Warner, Ed Begley, Jr. (Living With Ed) and magician Justin Kredible.

Family Channel is a premium, commercial-free network offering the best in family television entertainment in 6 million homes across Canada. Dedicated to celebrating family life and providing a fun experience for all, Family airs a unique mix of series, movies and specials, with a large portion of programming supplied by Disney. Family Channel also offers Family OnDemand in select areas, a Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) service that features hit Disney movies and series, top-rated Canadian series and Playhouse Disney programming. Visit us at Family.ca.

Family Channel is an Astral Television Network. Astral Media is a leading Canadian media company, active in specialty and pay television, radio, outdoor advertising and interactive media. Astral Media's solid and dynamic presence in the country's major markets rests on its commitment to offer a unique combination of high-quality, targeted media for all its audiences. For more information about Astral Media, please visit www.astralmedia.com.

SOURCE Family Channel

For further information: For further information: Geneviève Parent at (416) 956-8547 or gparent@tv.astral.com; For access to Family Channel's media room, please visit http://tv.astral.com

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