Debra!

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Debra!
Genre Comedy
Sitcom
Created by Andrew Nicholls
Darrell Vickers
Directed by Stacey Stewart Curtis
Starring Niamh Wilson
Will Jester
Austin MacDonald
Alicia Josipovic
James Coholan
Opening theme "Decidedly Debra!" performed by jACK
(Craig McConnell and Chad Richardson)
Ending theme "Decidedly Debra!"
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Andrew Nicholls
Darrell Vickers
Stacey Stewart Curtis
Michael Hirsh
Toper Taylor
Tom Mazza
Maggie Murphy
Producer(s) Kevin May
Editor(s) Peter F. Light, CCE
Camera setup Film; Single-camera
Running time 22 minutes (Approximately)
Production company(s) Cookie Jar Entertainment
Family Channel
Broadcast
Original channel Family
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080p (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
First shown in Canada
Original run June 4, 2011 – January 1, 2012
External links
Website

Debra! (originally Decidedly Debra!)[1] is a Canadian television series that focuses on 14-year-old Debra Delong, who wants to make her own company and wants to run it with a boy named Preston Lunford. The series was created by Andrew Nicholls, and Darrell Vickers, and produced by Cookie Jar Group. Debra! is executive-produced by Stacey Stewart Curtis, and produced by Kevin May.[2] The series was cancelled on January 1, 2012.

Characters[edit]

  • Deborah "Debra" Carnegie Cameron Delong (portrayed by Niamh Wilson[3]) – Debra is a perky 14-year-old girl who wants to create her own company and improve the world.
  • Preston Lunford (portrayed by Will Jester[4]) – Preston is a smart and quiet guy, who is a musician, guitarist, and also a magician. He is in his own band, and ends up hanging with Debra (even when he doesn't want to).
  • Auzzie Pilditch (portrayed by Austin MacDonald[5]) – Auzzie thinks he is the world's gift to girls and often tries to get everyone to think he is special. He is a member of Preston's band.
  • Brud Branson (portrayed by James Coholan[6]) – Brud is of a good nature. He and Auzzie are close friends. He plays the drums for he, Preston and Auzzie's band FLOORdeVOTED.
  • Dancy Cologne (portrayed by Alicia Josipovic[7]) – Dancy was originally Debra's best friend, but not anymore. She's Debra's worst enemy and is the high school's "Queenager."

Episodes[edit]

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2013 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actor Austin MacDonald Nominated [8]

International Broadcast[edit]

Country / region Channel Premiere Title Timeslot
 Canada Family April 22, 2011 (Preview)
June 4, 2011[9][10] (Official)
Debra! Weekends at 4:00pm (Eastern) (June 2011 – November 2011)
Sundays at 6:30pm (Eastern)
Daily at 1:00am (Eastern)
 Israel Arutz HaYeladim September 20, 2011 דברה (Debra) Sunday–Thursday at 11:00pm
 Turkey Kidz TV March 10, 2012 Debra!

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FAMILY CHANNEL | Family Channel greenlights three new series". Newswire.ca. August 19, 2010. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  2. ^ "For the Kid Inside!". The Cookie Jar Company. March 7, 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  3. ^ "DEBRA: Characters: Debra Delong". Family.ca. March 5, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  4. ^ "DEBRA: Characters: Preston Lunford". Family.ca. March 5, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  5. ^ "DEBRA: Characters: Auzzie Pilditch". Family.ca. March 5, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  6. ^ "DEBRA: Characters: Brud Branson". Family.ca. March 5, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  7. ^ "DEBRA: Characters: Dancy Cologne". Family.ca. March 5, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  8. ^ "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  9. ^ [1][dead link]
  10. ^ "Debra Delong and Her Big Soaring Pony Land on Family Channel". Astral. May 19, 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-11.