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ABC KIDS PREMIERES NEW FALL SEASON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK
Disney Channel's Hit "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" and "The Buzz on Maggie" Join the Block

Viewers Can Log Online to Receive Morning Wake-Up Calls From Stars of "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody"
ABC Kids, the Saturday morning children's programming block on the ABC Television Network, will premiere its fall schedule, adding Disney Channel's hit live-action comedy, "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody," and the popular animated series, "The Buzz on Maggie," from Walt Disney Television Animation beginning SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 (9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET/8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon PT.) The ABC Kids block also features "That's So Raven," "The Proud Family," "Phil of the Future," "Kim Possible" and "Power Rangers: Space Patrol Delta."

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A special wake-up call from the cast of "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" will ensure kids don't miss a minute of ABC Kids' new fall lineup. The first 25,000 kids to register (with parental consent) at www.abckids.com/wakeup can choose to receive a call from "The Suite Life's" Tipton Hotel from Zack (Dylan Sprouse), Cody (Cole Sprouse), Maddie (Ashley Tisdale) or London (Brenda Song). Kids can also visit the website and print a "Suite Life" door hanger featuring the Tipton Hotel's Room Service menu, along with a complete listing of the new ABC Kids fall schedule.

The ABC Kids' new fall schedule is as follows (times may vary from market to market):

9:00 a.m., ET/8:00 a.m., PT "Disney's Lilo & Stitch: The Series" (E/I)*
9:30 a.m., ET/8:30 a.m., PT "The Buzz on Maggie" (E/I)
10:00 a.m., ET/9:00 a.m., PT "The Proud Family" (E/I)
10:30 a.m., ET/9:30 a.m., PT "That's So Raven" (E/I)
11:00 a.m., ET/10:00 a.m., PT "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" (E/I)
11:30 a.m., ET/10:30 a.m., PT "Phil of the Future" (E/I)
12:00 noon, ET/11:00 a.m., PT "Kim Possible"
12:30 p.m., ET/11:30 a.m., PT "Power Rangers: Space Patrol Delta"

(*Educational/Informational)

"Disney's Lilo & Stitch: The Series" (9:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m., PT) is the popular animated comedy that tracks Stitch's "cousins," 625 alien experiments, as they land in Hawaii, each with a specific talent for destruction... and comedy. A production of Walt Disney Television Animation, the series also airs daily on Disney Channel. It carries an E/I designation.

"Disney's The Buzz on Maggie" (9:30 a.m., ET/8:30 a.m., PT), which debuted on Disney Channel in June, joins ABC Kids. The animated comedy introduces spunky Maggie, the original 'fly girl' (who in fact is a fly), living in a conventional fly world. Looking for a way to make her mark, she


encourages self-expression and individuality with her inspired antics. The voice cast is: Jessica DiCicco ("Bratz") as Maggie, David Kaufman ("Stuart Little") as older brother Aldrin, Thom Adcox ("American Dragon: Jake Long") as younger brother Pupert, Cree Summer ("The Proud Family") as best friend Rayna and Tara Strong ("The Proud Family") as Aldrin's girlfriend, Dawn. Dave Polsky ("Scary Movie 2") is the executive producer and Laura Perkins Brittain (Disney Channel's "That's So Raven") is the co-executive producer. The director is executive producer Dave Wasson ("The Ugly Duck-Thing"). "Disney's The Buzz on Maggie" is produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. It carries an E/I designation.

"The Proud Family" (10:00 a.m., ET/9:00 a.m., PT) is a multiple NAACP Image Award-nominee that follows the adventures and misadventures of Penny, an African-American girl who's doing her best to navigate through her early teen years. Produced by Jambalaya Studio and Hyperion Studio. The series also airs daily on Disney Channel and Toon Disney, and carries an E/I designation.

"That's So Raven" (10:30 a.m., ET/9:30 a.m., PT) is a hit sitcom starring NAACP Image Award and Nickelodeon Kids' Choice winner Raven as a teen whose ability to glimpse flashes of the future often gets her into hot water. The original series airs daily on Disney Channel. It is a Brookwell/McNamara Production ad carries an E/I designation.

"The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" (11:00 a.m., ET/10:00 a.m., PT), new to ABC Kids and starring identical twins Dylan and Cole Sprouse ("Big Daddy," "Friends"), Ashley Tisdale and Brenda Song (Disney Channel's "Phil of the Future" and "Stuck in the Suburbs"), is a situation comedy that tracks the antics of twin 12-year-old boys, Zack and Cody, whose single mom, Carey (Kim Rhodes), gets a job as headlining singer at an upscale hotel in Boston and, as part of her contract, an upper floor suite where they all live now. The hotel comes complete with room service, a swimming pool, game room, candy counter and many new friends for the twins to get to know, including Maddie, the candy counter clerk and frequent babysitter, as well as London, the hotel owner's spoiled daughter. To the chagrin of the hotel manager, Mr. Moseby (Phill Lewis), the twins turn the hotel into their playground and the staff and guests into unwitting participants in the outrageous situations they manage to create. The series is a production of It's a Laugh Productions in association with Disney Channel. It carries an E/I designation.

"Phil of the Future" (11:30 a.m., ET/10:30 a.m., PT) is a live-action comedy series that follows the teenager of tomorrow, literally. From the year 2121, Phil Diffy must adjust to a new home in present day, grappling with the same thing that teenagers of all time have faced - fitting in. The series also airs on Disney Channel. It is a production of 2121 Productions, Inc., and carries an E/I designation.

"Kim Possible" (12:00 noon, ET/11:00 a.m., PT), a 2005 Emmy Award-nominee, follows the comedic adventures of a typical high school girl who, in her spare time, happens to save the world from evil villains. Kim Possible's ingenuity and tenacity -- along with her adventurous friends, Ron Stoppable and his pet, a Naked Mole-rat named Rufus, plus webmaster buddy Wade, who feeds them vital information via a special Kimmunicator device - help this girl-next-door turned superhero foil archenemies around the globe. A production of Walt Disney Television Animation, the series also airs on Disney Channel and Toon Disney.

"Power Rangers: Space Patrol Delta" (12:30 p.m. ET/11:30 p.m., PT) - Set in outer space and on Planet Earth at the Space Patrol Delta Academy, where both humans and aliens train to become the newest generation of mighty morphing Power Rangers, "Power Rangers: Space Patrol Delta," the 13th edition of the world's most popular kids' action/adventure franchise, also airs during the Jetix action/adventure blocks mornings on ABC Family and evenings on Toon Disney. "Power Rangers: Space Patrol Delta" is produced by Ranger Productions Ltd.
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