The series' forty-minute finale episode, "Graduation on Deck", aired on Disney Channel on May 6, 2011, officially ending the series.
On February 4, 2008, it was announced that the Disney Channel was developing a new contemporary sequel to the Disney channel sitcom The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
Sonny, a talented Midwestern girl, has won a nationwide talent search to move to Los Angeles and star in a popular television series.
The series has been broadcast in more than 30 countries worldwide, and was shot at Hollywood Center Studios in Los Angeles (as was the original series).
The series was taped in front of a live studio audience, though a laugh track is used for some scenes.
An on-board theater serves as an "organic" set-up for musical numbers.
The SS Tipton is a cruise ship belonging to London Tipton's father.