Darcy's Wild Life

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Darcy's Wild Life
Darcy's Wild Life.jpg
Created by
Starring
Opening themeDarcy's Wild Life by Fan 3
Country of origin
  • United States
  • Canada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes33
Production
Executive producers
  • Tim Maile
  • Douglas Tuber
  • Ivan Schneeberg
  • David Fortier
  • Stan Rogow
Running time22 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original network
Original releaseOctober 2, 2004 (2004-10-02) –
March 18, 2006 (2006-03-18)

Darcy's Wild Life is a comedy-drama television series starring Sara Paxton, and broadcast on Discovery Kids in the United States, and the Family Channel in Canada, from October 2004[1] to March 2006. The show also aired on NBC as part of the Discovery Kids on NBC programing block.

Premise[edit]

The series revolved around Darcy Fields, the daughter of an eccentric actress Victoria Fields who decides to move away from Malibu to raise her daughter in a more normal environment.[2] Darcy is slow to adjust to her new home in the country. She gets a job at a local veterinary clinic called Creature Comforts. The show is mostly about the humorous situations Darcy gets into while adjusting to her new surroundings.

The series title is a pun on the word "wildlife", which is the main theme of the show. The title refers to Darcy's eccentric life dealing with wildlife. Many episodes also had titles based on puns, such as "Puppy Love" (with puppies), "Swine Flew the Coop" (on swine flu), "Knockin' on Heaven's Doggie Door" (song "Knockin' on Heaven's Door") or "The Trouble with Truffles" (Star Trek's "Tribbles").

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Sara Paxton as Darcy Fields:[2] Darcy loves fashion and doesn't know too much about nature and is terrified of animals until she moves to what she calls "the middle of nowhere". She was born in a parking lot of her mother's movie premiere. She is always trying new things in this small little town. Darcy is also very girlie at times and her favorite color is pink.
  • Natalie Radford as Victoria Fields:[2] Before she had Darcy, Victoria was a famous actress. She owns a farm house where she and Darcy live.
  • Andrew Chalmers as Jack Adams: Jack is Lindsay's little brother. He craves fame, and is always trying to do something either to get money or fame.
  • Kerry Michael Saxena as Eli: Eli is a sweet, clumsy boy, whom Lindsay likes. He works for Victoria and knows a lot about animals. He is always getting himself into some sticky situation.
  • Shannon Collis as Lindsay Adams: She is one of Darcy's best friends, and is often the voice of reason for Darcy.. Lindsay is a hard-working girl that works in her dad's vet/pet shop. She is the big sister of Jack. She has a crush on Eli, and sometimes is in a conflict with Darcy ("Nature vs. Nurture"). She dated Tyler in the episode,"My Fair Lindsay". Lindsay's a straight-A student. Her dream is to be a Marine Vet. Lindsay and Jack's mom died when they were little.
  • Kevin Symons as Dr. Kevin Adams: Kevin is the vet at Creature Comforts. He is quite eccentric, but a kind and competent veterinarian and like a dad to Darcy. He often tells disturbing stories, particularly about bad incidents with gourmet food, which can annoy Darcy.
  • Melanie Leishman as Kathi Giraldi: Another one of Darcy's best friends. She is naive and doesn't always stand up for herself. She is bubbly and often rambles on about random subjects.

Recurring[edit]

  • Daniel Karasik as Layne Haznoy
  • Ashley Leggat as Brittany MacMillan
  • Demetrius Joyette as Colt Brewster
  • Stephanie Chantel Durelli as Kristen Doves
  • Kayla Perlmutter as Chloe McKenna

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2004–05)[edit]

  1. "Darcy's Wild Life" – October 2, 2004 (2004-10-02)
  2. "Strange Critters" – October 9, 2004 (2004-10-09)
  3. "A Chick Thing" – October 16, 2004 (2004-10-16)
  4. "Darcy's Mild Life" – October 23, 2004 (2004-10-23)
  5. "Buffalo Gals" – November 6, 2004 (2004-11-06)
  6. "Baron Von Chimpie" – November 13, 2004 (2004-11-13)
  7. "Fan3's Company" – December 4, 2004 (2004-12-04)
  8. "Queen of the Rodeo" – December 11, 2004 (2004-12-11)
  9. "My Fair Lindsay" – December 18, 2004 (2004-12-18)
  10. "Two of Us Riding Nowhere" – January 8, 2005 (2005-01-08)
  11. "Crazy Like a Fox" – January 15, 2005 (2005-01-15)
  12. "The Trouble with Truffles" – February 19, 2005 (2005-02-19)
  13. "Dog Tired" – March 26, 2005 (2005-03-26)

Season 2 (2005–06)[edit]

  1. "Puppy Love" – September 10, 2005 (2005-09-10)
  2. "Swine Flew the Coop" – September 17, 2005 (2005-09-17)
  3. "Nature vs. Nurture" – October 1, 2005 (2005-10-01)
  4. "Pig Whisperer" – October 8, 2005 (2005-10-08)
  5. "Bear-Trapped" – October 15, 2005 (2005-10-15)
  6. "Slightly Used" – October 22, 2005 (2005-10-22)
  7. "Pet Adoption Day" – October 29, 2005 (2005-10-29)
  8. "Yes I Can... Maybe" – November 5, 2005 (2005-11-05)
  9. "Cuz in Trouble" – November 12, 2005 (2005-11-12)
  10. "Thanksgiving" – November 19, 2005 (2005-11-19)
  11. "Bird in the Hand, Pain in the Neck" – November 26, 2005 (2005-11-26)
  12. "Knockin' on Heaven's Doggie Door" – December 3, 2005 (2005-12-03)
  13. "Git Along L'il Darcy" – December 10, 2005 (2005-12-10)
  14. "Wolf in the Fold" – January 7, 2006 (2006-01-07)
  15. "Miss Directed" – January 14, 2006 (2006-01-14)
  16. "Love in the Time of Kennel Cough" – January 28, 2006 (2006-01-28)
  17. "Mystery Date" – February 11, 2006 (2006-02-11)
  18. "Trash Talk" – March 4, 2006 (2006-03-04)
  19. "You Can Go Home Again" – March 11, 2006 (2006-03-11)
  20. "Oh for the Love of..." – March 18, 2006 (2006-03-18)

Production[edit]

The series was filmed in Toronto, Canada, and many of the show's cast were Canadian.[2] It was executive produced by Stan Rogow.[3]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 2005 – Nominated Young Artist Award Best Family Television Series (Comedy) – Darcy's Wild Life
  • 2005 – Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress – Sara Paxton
  • 2006 – Nominated Daytime Emmy Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series – Sara Paxton
  • 2006 – Nominated Young Artist Award Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Andrew Chalmers, Shannon Collis, Demetrius Joyette, Melanie Leishman, Sara Paxton, Kerry Michael Saxena

Merchandise and other media[edit]

The series spawned a western-themed clothing line.[4]

Soundtrack[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Take a Walk" – Sara Paxton
  2. "I Love Your Smile" – Tiffany Evans
  3. "Crazy Kinda Crush on You" – Nick Jonas
  4. "Bam Boogie" – Bent Fabric
  5. "We Need Some Money" – Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers
  6. "Hey Boy" – Fan 3
  7. "Walking the Dog" – Rufus Thomas
  8. "Monkey Man" – The Specials
  9. "ABC" – American Juniors
  10. "Walking on Sunshine" – Nikki Cleary
  11. "Clothes Make the Girl" – Kristy Frank
  12. "There for You" – Sara Paxton

Books[edit]

  1. Welcome to Where?
  2. A Chick Thing
  3. A Fine State of Affairs
  4. Scout's Honor
  5. The Play's the Thing
  6. Go West, Darcy!
  7. Super Sweet Sixteen
  8. A Dog's Life

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What's Great This Week". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. September 28, 2004. p. 1E.
  2. ^ a b c d Brian Gorman (August 5, 2005). "Animal House". TV Times. Vancouver Sun. p. 14.
  3. ^ Diana Dawson (October 3, 2004). "'Darcy's Wild Life' leaves Malibu for the farm". El Paso Times. Zap2It. p. 19.
  4. ^ John Rogers (October 17, 2005). "Diverse Career". The Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. p. B7.

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