Channel orders third season

Disney Channel has ordered a third season of its fast-growing laffer “The Suite Life on Deck,” with production scheduled in early 2010.

Starring twins Dylan and Cole Sprouse, “Suite Life” is TV’s top-ranked series among kids 6-11 and No. 2 in the 9-14 demo, boasting nearly 25% growth compared with its first season.

On Oct. 2, the show drew its highest numbers to date, with 6.8 million viewers overall.

Pamela Eells O’Connell (“Family Matters”) and Irene Dreayer (“Sister, Sister,” “Smart Guy”) will exec produce the coming season. Supporting cast includes Brenda Song, Debby Ryan, Doc Shaw and Phill Lewis.

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