Disney Channel premieres the second season of the hit comedy series “The Suite Life on Deck,” FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 (8:30 p.m., ET/PT). The new season delivers notable guest stars, including recording artist Jordin Sparks (“American Idol”), Charo (“The Love Boat”), NFL quarterback Kurt Warner, Ed Begley, Jr. (“Living With Ed”) and magician Justin Kredible.
Larramie “Doc” Shaw joins the cast as new character, Marcus Little, a former singing sensation whose career ended when his voice changed, so he’s now making a fresh start at Seven Seas High on the SS Tipton. Shaw starred as Malik Payne on Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne,” for which he received a 2009 NAACP Image Award nomination, the 2009 Young Artist Award and a 2009 NAMIC Vision Award for Best Performance in a Comedy.
In the premiere episode, “The Spy Who Shoved Me,” Zack and Cody help recover a microchip for a spy, only to find out they were pawns. The secret information ends up being a low-fat recipe for mayonnaise. Meanwhile, Bailey and Cody fight when she thinks he is keeping secrets from her and London gives her bad advice.
Later in the season, Jordin Sparks makes her debut on the S.S. Tipton to perform a song written by Zack, Cody and Marcus, and Esteban returns to get married on the S.S. Tipton and brings along his disapproving mother, played by Charo. NFL quarterback Kurt Warner comes aboard the S.S. Tipton, where he is tackled by Cody during a friendly football game. Ed Begley, Jr. makes an appearance as an angry Swedish mayor, and London Tipton has a crush on magician Justin Kredible, who drops in on the S.S. Tipton to showcase his new tricks.
“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.