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  • TV-Y
  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 5.8  (124)

"Debra," which aired on the Family Channel in 2011, is a Canadian series that captivates viewers with its creative blend of comedy, drama and enthusiasm. This series does not treat its adolescent viewers lightly, but rather, earnestly shows them the ups and downs of life, coupled with good-natured humor.

As the show begins, we meet Debra Delong - a fourteen-year-old spitfire with an ambitious dream. Debra isn't your typical teenage drama queen. She’s not desperate to fit in or preoccupied with the latest makeup trend. Instead, she has her heart set on launching her own fashion design business.

Bold and brassy, Debra is recognized for her somewhat stubborn nature, outgoing persona, and aptitude for design. She displays a fresh mixture of youthful energy, talent, and infectious spirit that makes her unique. As she stumbles forward to achieve her aspiration, she cannot help but make her friends and family figures in her grand blueprint.

Debra's best friend, Preston Lunford, is an essential character in the series, providing not just companionship but also moral support and advice whenever Debra runs into a roadblock. Preston, a naturally honest and somewhat shy guy, has an amazing aptitude for technology.

Debra's brother, Lucas Delong, is an essential character in the series as well. He represents the typical irritating sibling but also personifies a unique twist, viewing life through the lens of a budding filmmaker. He frequently films Debra's pursuits, capturing moments of triumph and setbacks. His goal is to make a documentary that could rock Hollywood one day.

The dynamics between the characters is natural and believable, with each character bringing a flavor that adds richness and depth to the storyline. The protagonist's entrepreneurial spirit manifests in her interactions with her family and friends and in her never-dying spirit, despite facing roadblocks and challenges.

One of the glorious aspects of the show is its practical depiction of Debra’s efforts to start her own fashion venture as a teenager. The story does not shy away from detailing the numerous hurdles she faces as she navigates the trials of entrepreneurship and adolescence simultaneously. Yet through it all, Debra remains unwavering in her determination to succeed and undaunted in her pursuit of her dreams.

The show is complete with its own lineup of antagonists, most notably the reclusive Max Wickersham, one of Debra’s classmates, who often serves as the main rival in many of her enterprises. Through their interactions, the series presents the viewers with many genuinely funny moments. More importantly, it sheds light on the concepts of competition, rivalry and fairness and shows how determination and belief in oneself can be the key to overcoming any obstacle.

The brilliant creation of the show admires the spirit of imaginative exploration, independence, and initiative in young people. It simultaneously underlines the importance of friendship, family, and unity in the face of challenges. As such, it presents an excellent platform for teenagers to learn valuable life lessons.

The commitment of the series not to get carried away with unrealistic elements that often mark contemporary teenage dramas is noteworthy. The story avoids overused tropes and instead provides a grounded narrative steeped in reality, making it relatable and highly resonant among its target audience.

Overall, "Debra" is an engaging and lively show. The series values are both family-friendly and youth-oriented. Its unique emphasis on entrepreneurship, along with an endearing mix of comedy, character development, and hearty storytelling, sets "Debra" apart in a sea of shows catering to the same age demographic.

With a 26 episode body of work, "Debra" skillfully handles a multitude of themes, including friendship, rivalry, family dynamics, ambition, and entrepreneurship. For those looking for a series about real people, real problems and real solutions, "Debra" is a perfect fit. It isn’t just a sitcom; it’s a sketch of life, etched out beautifully in the form of a TV series. Each episode invites us into Debra's world, allows us to share in her dreams, her failures, her determination and her successes, creating a truly engaging and heartwarming experience that viewers of all ages can enjoy.

Debra is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on June 4, 2011.

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Episode 13
13. Episode 13
Debra gets a gig for Preston's band, only to learn that Brud has a serious case of drummer's block.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
When Debra learns Preston has a history of unhappy birthdays, she sets out to treat him to the best day ever -- but without asking him what he likes.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
When Dancy tries to fix the school fashion contest by hiring only girls she can beat, Debra decides to give the underdog a fighting chance.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
Dancy challenges Debra to a rematch of the spelling bee in which Debra famously trounced her six years ago, but Debra is stricken with stage fright.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
When Auzzie is rudely rebuffed by Dancy, Debra and Preston decide to give him an image-changing "mankover" so he can attract a nicer girl.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
Debra bets Dancy Cologne that she can out-draw her at the Centennial Days festivities and entertainment -- by launching Preston out of a cannon.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
Debra is incensed that the town's time capsule contains no contributions from teenagers, and decides she should bury a "teen capsule" of her own.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
When Dancy swears off romance, Debra tries to trick her into a new relationship by staging a horror movie in the school with Dancy as co-star.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
Preston wins the boy's half of a raffle dinner for two at a trendy restaurant. But the girl's winner is haughty Dancy Cologne.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
Debra, disgusted by Camfield's cafeteria food, devises a plan to sneak her own bizarre culinary creations onto the menu.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
Convinced Preston's parents are splitting up, Debra plans for Jack and Gabby to win tickets to the reunion of the band they saw on their first date.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
Debra helps a hardworking senior graduate by training him to meet the only requirement he's missing: an early-morning wrestling credit.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
Debra Delong transfers to Camfield High and persuades new friend Preston Lunford to compete in the talent show to get back at her longtime rival.
Where to Watch Debra
Debra is available for streaming on the Family Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Debra on demand at and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 4, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    5.8  (124)