Darcy's Wild Life
|Darcy's Wild Life|
|Opening theme||Darcy's Wild Life by fan 3|
|Country of origin||
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||33 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Original release||October 2, 2004– March 18, 2006|
Darcy's Wild Life was an American-Canadian television series, filmed during 2004–2006, and broadcast on Discovery Kids and the Family Channel. The show revolved around Darcy Fields (Sara Paxton), the daughter of an eccentric actress who decides to move away from Malibu to raise her daughter in a more normal environment. 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. Darcy's Wild Life aired daily on the Discovery Kids Channel until its cancellation.
The show's 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").
- Sara Paxton - Darcy Fields
Darcy is the main character in the show. She loves fashion and doesn't know too much about nature 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 - Victoria Fields
Before Darcy, Victoria was a famous actress. She owns a farm house where she and Darcy live. She is Darcy's mother.
- Andrew Chalmers - Jack Adams
Jack is Lindsay's little brother. He craves to be famous and always tries to do something either to get money or fame.
- Kerry Michael Saxena - Eli
Eli is a sweet, clumsy boy, whom Lindsay likes. He works for Victoria and knows a lot about animals. He is always in some sticky situation.
- Shannon Collis - Lindsay Adams
She is one of Darcy's best friends. 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 Marine Vet. Lindsay and Jack's mom died when they were little. Lindsay is often the voice of reason for Darcy.
- Kevin Symons - Dr. Kevin Adams
Kevin is a vet at his vet office, 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 - 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. She apparently has a 'banjo-shaped' birth mark on her left shoulder, though it is never seen.
- Daniel Karasik - Layne Haznoy
- Ashley Leggat - Brittany MacMillan
- Demetrius Joyette - Colt Brewster
- Stephanie Chantel Durelli - Kristen Doves
- Kayla Perlmutter - Chloe McKenna
The show's theme, "Darcy's Wild Life" was sung by former Shut Up Stella member fan 3.
Awards and nominations
- 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)
- 2005 - Nominated Young Artist Award Best Family Television Series (Comedy)
- 2005 - Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actress - Sara Paxton
- "Darcy's Wild Life" – October 2, 2004
- "Strange Critters" – October 9, 2004
- "A Chick Thing" – October 16, 2004
- "Darcy's Mild Life" – October 23, 2004
- "Buffalo Gals" – November 6, 2004
- "Baron Von Chimpie" – November 13, 2004
- "Fan3's Company" – December 4, 2004
- "Queen of the Rodeo" – December 11, 2004
- "My Fair Lindsay" – December 18, 2004
- "Two of Us Riding Nowhere" – January 8, 2005
- "Crazy Like a Fox" – January 15, 2005
- "The Trouble with Truffles" – February 19, 2005
- "Dog Tired" – March 26, 2005
- "Puppy Love" – September 10, 2005
- "Swine Flew the Coop" – September 17, 2005
- "Nature vs. Nurture" – October 1, 2005
- "Pig Whisperer" – October 8, 2005
- "Bear-Trapped" – October 15, 2005
- "Slightly Used" – October 22, 2005
- "Pet Adoption Day" – October 29, 2005
- "Yes I Can... Maybe" – November 5, 2005
- "Cuz in Trouble" – November 12, 2005
- "Thanksgiving" – November 19, 2005
- "Bird in the Hand, Pain in the Neck" – November 26, 2005
- "Knockin' on Heaven's Doggie Door" – December 3, 2005
- "Git Along L'il Darcy" – December 10, 2005
- "Wolf in the Fold" – January 7, 2006
- "Miss Directed" – January 14, 2006
- "Love in the Time of Kennel Cough" – January 28, 2006
- "Mystery Date" – February 11, 2006
- "Trash Talk" – March 4, 2006
- "You Can Go Home Again" – March 11, 2006
- "Oh for the Love of..." – March 18, 2006
- Welcome to Where?
- A Chick Thing
- A Fine State of Affairs
- Scout's Honor
- The Play's the Thing
- Go West, Darcy!
- Super Sweet Sixteen
- A Dog's Life