Three Busy Debras

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Three Busy Debras
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Genre Comedy
Created by
Written by
  • Sandy Honig
  • Alyssa Stonoha
  • Mitra Jouhari
Directed byAnna Dokoza
Starring
  • Sandy Honig
  • Alyssa Stonoha
  • Mitra Jouhari
Narrated by Catherine Cohen
Theme music composerJoshua Moshier
Composer(s)
  • Joshua Moshier
  • Steve Pardo
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6 (and 1 unaired pilot) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
CinematographyNathan M. Miller
Editor(s)
  • Jonathan Kramer
  • Brendan Walsh
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time11 minutes
Production company(s) Alive and Kicking, Inc.
Mail Lizard
Paper Kite Productions
Williams Street
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original network Adult Swim
Picture format 1080p (16:9 HDTV)
Original releaseMarch 29, 2020 (2020-03-29) 
present
External links
Website

Three Busy Debras is an American comedy television series created, written by, and starring Sandy Honig, Alyssa Stonoha, and Mitra Jouhari. It premiered on Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim on March 29, 2020. [1] [2] [3]

Contents

In May 2020, the series was renewed for a second season. [4]

Premise

Three Busy Debras follows "the surreal day-to-day lives of three deranged housewives, all named Debra, in their affluent suburban town of Lemoncurd, Connecticut." [3]

Cast

Production

The concept originally began as a play which was created by and starred Mitra Jouhari, Sandy Honig, and Alyssa Stonoha. [6] [7] It was later extended to a web series. [6]

On May 8, 2018, Adult Swim announced that it had ordered a pilot of the show, written by Sandy Honig and directed by Anna Dokoza. [2] On May 7, 2019, Adult Swim gave the quarter hour comedy a series order. [3]

On February 12, 2020, it was announced that the series would premiere on March 29, 2020. [8]

The show is executive produced by Amy Poehler and Kim Lessing through Paper Kite Productions. Show creators Sandy Honig, Mitra Jouhari, Alyssa Stonoha and director Anna Dokoza also serve as executive producers through Mail Lizard. [1] Alive and Kicking, Inc. produces the series.

On May 31, 2020, Adult Swim renewed the series for a second season. [4]

Episodes

Pilot

TitleDirected by [2] Written by [9] Original air date
"Pilot"Anna DokozaSandy Honig, Alyssa Stonoha, Mitra Jouhari Unaired

Season 1 (2020)

No.TitleDirected byWritten by [9] Original air date [10] U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"A Very Debra Christmas"Anna DokozaSandy Honig, Alyssa Stonoha, Mitra Jouhari March 29, 2020 (2020-03-29)0.525 [11]
In this Christmas special, the ladies set out to do damage control after killing Debra's pool boy.
2"Cartwheel Club"Anna DokozaSandy Honig, Alyssa Stonoha, Mitra JouhariApril 5, 2020 (2020-04-05)0.549 [12]
Debra, Debra, and Debra all try out for a club, and only Debra and Debra get in.
3"Sleepover!"Anna DokozaSandy Honig, Alyssa Stonoha, Mitra JouhariApril 12, 2020 (2020-04-12)0.515 [13]
Debra and Debra have a sleepover at Debra's house.
4"Barbra"Anna DokozaSandy Honig, Alyssa Stonoha, Mitra JouhariApril 19, 2020 (2020-04-19)0.552 [14]
Debra and Debra befriend Debra's sister Barbra.
5"ATM (All the Money)"Anna DokozaSandy Honig, Alyssa Stonoha, Mitra JouhariApril 26, 2020 (2020-04-26)0.502 [15]
A naturally occurring ATM starts erupting free money into the Lemoncurd economy. Everyone is thrilled, except for the Debras.
6"Debspringa"Anna DokozaSandy Honig, Alyssa Stonoha, Mitra JouhariMay 3, 2020 (2020-05-03)0.618 [16]
Each Debra lives a different life for a day per their annual tradition of "Debspringa" (their take on the Amish tradition of Rumspringa). Debra becomes a politician, Debra becomes a high school student and Debra has a romantic fling with her brother.

Notes

  1. Mark Costa is executive producer for Alive and Kicking, Inc.
  2. 1 2 Keith Crofford and Walter Newman are executive producers for Williams Street.
  3. Lageder is co-producer.

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