NEW LIVE-ACTION SERIES PREMIERES SATURDAY, JUNE 4
TORONTO, May 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Bubbly, ambitious and always ready with a
plan, Debra DeLong has her sights set on making the world a better
place in the new Family Channel series DEBRA! premiering Saturday, June 4 at 4 p.m. ET/PT. The live-action series features a passionate young girl with a
positive outlook who's instigating a change in the lives of her
friends, whether they're ready for it or not. The first live-action
series from Canadian producer Cookie Jar Entertainment, DEBRA! is the third Family Channel original series to debut this year.
DEBRA! follows a very special girl named Debra Carnegie Cameron DeLong (Niamh
Wilson), who is on a mission to improve the world using her future
business, Big Soaring Pony. An effervescent teen juggernaut who never
thinks small, Debra applies her big imagination to improving her
school, her community and her friends' lives. With her energy and her
friend Preston's (Will Jester) talent, and often bewildered support,
she sets out to bring back a stronger sense of community to the city of
In the series premiere episode titled "Introducing Debra," airing Saturday, June 4 at 4 p.m. ET/PT, irrepressible Debra DeLong transfers to Camfield High. She persuades
her new friend, Preston Lunford, to compete in the talent show to get
back at her long-time rival, Dancy Cologne. In the second episode,
airing Sunday, June 5 at 4 p.m. ET/PT, Debra helps a hard-working senior graduate by training him to meet the
only requirement he's missing, an early-morning wrestling credit. New
episodes of DEBRA! continue to air Sundays at 4 p.m. ET/PT on Family following the
DEBRA! is executive produced and written by Andrew Nicholls and Darrell
Vickers (Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius) and marks Cookie Jar Entertainment's first live-action series for
Family Channel. Stacey Curtis (Naturally, Sadie, The Best Years) serves as co-executive producer and Kevin May (The Latest Buzz, Naturally, Sadie) is producer.
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