Degrassi: The Next Generation

7:00pm – Sunday, October 4 on CTV

The special, back-to-back two-part season premiere features Nina Dobrev (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) in her final episode of DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION. When Mia (Nina Dobrev) is offered a major modeling contract in Paris, Peter (Jamie Johnston) decides he’ll go with her. But he soon realizes he doesn’t fit into her sophisticated world. At a posh party, feeling frustrated and insecure, Peter takes meth to escape the pressure. Back at Degrassi, Alli (Melinda Shankar) is concerned when new girl Jenna (Jessica Tyler) focuses on becoming Clare’s (Aislynn Paul) friend and Holly J (Charlotte Arnold) quickly becomes overwhelmed trying to please everyone when she takes on the role of the people’s president.

It’s a southward migration that happens every year: droves of aspiring actors and musicians from across Canada head to Hollywood in hopes of making it big. Now, as real-life DEGRASSI actors become hotter than ever in Tinseltown, CTV presents the two-hour CTV Summer Movie event PARADISE CITY: DEGRASSI GOES HOLLYWOOD, premiering Sunday, August 30 at 8 p.m. ET. Featuring all-new original musical performances, the CTV Original Movie stars VAMPIRE DIARIES’ Nina Dobrev, Spring Awakening’s Jake Epstein, Cassie Steele, Lauren Collins, Adamo Ruggiero and Stacey Farber.

In the first-ever DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION movie event, art imitates life following the enormous success of real-life DEGRASSI actors. As Paige and Manny seek the Hollywood spotlight in PARADISE CITY, DEGRASSI actors continue to hit the big time in reality:

Aubrey Graham (Jimmy Brooks), has taken the music scene by storm as rapper Drake; Nina Dobrev (Mia Jones) sees her fame factor multiply this fall as the star of the new CTV/CW big buzz drama THE VAMPIRE DIARIES; Shenae Grimes (Darcy Edwards) begins her second season of 90210; while Jake Epstein (Craig Manning), continues to tour North America as the lead in the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening.

In PARADISE CITY, hopes are realized, dreams are dashed and relationships are changed forever. Manny (Cassie Steele) and the Degrassi gang including Mia (Nina Dobrev), Sav (Raymond Ablack), Danny (Dalmar Abuzeid) and Peter (Jamie Johnston) venture to L.A. on a cross-continent road trip with Manny’s past love Jay (Mike Lobel) at the wheel. Everyone is hoping to score parts in Mewesical High, a big-budget movie musical directed by Jason Mewes under the mentorship of Kevin Smith. But, it’s not all limo rides and personal assistants. The Hollywood experience leads to the rekindling of old flings, a lot of heartache and deep soul searching as the aspiring stars are reminded that the rise to the top isn’t always smooth sailing. 

Meanwhile, as personal assistant to reality television star Hailey Montel (DAN FOR MAYOR’s Mary Ashton), Paige (Lauren Collins) is reluctantly accepting that in life you work from the ground up. So when Hollywood hands Paige a shortcut to fame and fortune, she jumps at the opportunity and takes Marco (Adamo Ruggiero) and Ellie (Stacey Farber) along for the ride.

Back in Toronto, Manny (Cassie Steele) has immersed herself in her university theatre program and is committed to becoming an “actor of substance.” Already the star of Jay and Silent Bob Go Canadian, Eh?, Manny blows an opportunity to star in Mewes’ newest feature before she decides to follow her dream and  head on a road trip to L.A. to win the back the role.

“PARADISE CITY: DEGRASSI GOES HOLLYWOOD is DEGRASSI like you have never seen it before,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “With a stunning Hollywood backdrop, favourite DEGRASSI cast members and unbelievable guest stars, this movie is a great way to say goodbye to summer.”

PARADISE CITY: DEGRASSI GOES HOLLYWOOD will air on Saturday, September 5 at 9 p.m. ET and 12 a.m. ET on MuchMusic. An encore will air on Sunday, September 6 at 4 p.m. ET on MuchMusic.

Following the television broadcast of PARADISE CITY, the movie will be available on demand on The CTV Video Player at CTV.ca. The movie will be complemented at CTV.ca with two original music videos featuring favourite DEGRASSI cast members, and the behind-the-scenes featurette “Hooray For Hollywood”.

8:00pm – Sunday, August 30 on CTV

In PARADISE CITY, hopes are realized, dreams are dashed and relationships are changed forever. Manny (Cassie Steele) and the Degrassi gang including Mia (Nina Dobrev), Sav (Raymond Ablack), Danny (Dalmar Abuzeid) and Peter (Jamie Johnston) venture to L.A. on a cross-continent road trip with Manny’s past love Jay (Mike Lobel) at the wheel. Everyone is hoping to score parts in Mewesical High, a big-budget movie musical directed by Jason Mewes (Clerks) under the mentorship of Kevin Smith (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks). But, it’s not all limo rides and personal assistants. The Hollywood experience leads to the rekindling of old flings, a lot of heartache and deep soul searching as the aspiring stars are reminded that the rise to the top isn’t always smooth sailing. Meanwhile, as personal assistant to reality television star Hailey Montel (DAN FOR MAYOR’s Mary Ashton), Paige (Lauren Collins) is reluctantly accepting that in life you work from the ground up. So when Hollywood hands Paige a shortcut to fame and fortune, she jumps at the opportunity and takes Marco (Adamo Ruggiero) and Ellie (Stacey Farber) along for the ride. Guest stars include Jason Mewes, Pete Wentz, Kevin Smith, Perez Hilton, Kelly Carlson, Michael Seater, Vivica A. Fox, and Dan Levy.

Sunday, August 30 at 8 p.m. ET

In the first ever DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION movie, the Degrassi students venture to L.A. via school bus with hopes to score parts in Mewesical High, a musical directed by Jason Mewes (Clerks) under the mentorship of Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma). Paige (Lauren Collins), personal assistant to THE SHORES reality television star Hailey Montel (Mary Ashton), understands that in life you work from the ground up, but when Hollywood hands Paige a shortcut to fame and fortune, she jumps at the opportunity and takes Marco (Adamo Ruggiero) and Ellie (Stacey Farber) along for the ride. Back in Toronto, Manny (Cassie Steele) has immersed herself in her university theatre program and is committed to becoming an “actor of substance.” The star of Jay and Silent Bob Go Canadian, Eh?, Manny blows an opportunity to star in Mewes’ feature and then heads on a road trip to L.A. to win the role and realize her dream.

 

TORONTO — The kids of Degrassi Street are heading to Hollywood.

CTV says its hit Toronto-set teen drama series “Degrassi: The Next Generation” has spawned its first-ever movie that was partly filmed in Tinseltown and will air on “The N” channel in the U.S. this summer.

Titled “Degrassi Goes Hollywood,” the film will also air on CTV at an undetermined date.

The storyline centres on Manny and Paige as they battle for acting gigs in L.A.

Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton and rocker Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy have cameos.

The movie was shot last fall in Los Angeles and Toronto but news of it didn’t surface until recently and a trailer is now up on YouTube.

“Degrassi: The Next Generation” finished airing its eighth season earlier this year.

Former “Degrassi” cast member Shenae Grimes moved to Los Angeles last year for her starring role in the prime-time soap “90210.”

On the Net:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

 

Via: The Canadian Press

Sunday, April 12 7:30 p.m.

Blue asks Holly J (Charlotte Arnold) to the winter dance in a very romantic way, only Holly J thinks she might have a thing for her co-worker, Spinner (Shane Kippel). But when a former Lakehurst student walks into the Dot, pumped up and with a gun – everything changes.  Can Holly J hold it together long enough to save their lives?

Sunday, April 5 7:30 p.m.

Unwilling to give up the benefits of modeling money, Mia (Nina Dobrev) chooses to drop out of school to model full time. And when Holly J. (Charlotte Arnold) gets a C on an art assignment, she refuses to accept it and uses grades as motivation for art. Meanwhile, Sav (Raymond Ablack) struggles between choosing to register for prerequisites for engineering, or the music master class.

Sunday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. on CTV

ALL-NEW EPISODE

Alli (Melinda Shankar) wants Johnny (Scott Paterson) to like her. She worries she’s going to lose him to an older more “experienced” girl. So to make sure she keeps her man close, Alli decides to play with the big kids at a ravine party. Peter’s (Jamie Johnston) been talking to Darcy (Shenae Grimes) and planning to visit her. Torn between two girls, Peter chooses Mia (Nina Dobrev). But will she want him now that she’s uncovered his secret?

Sunday, March 15 7:30 p.m.

Emma’s (Miriam McDonald) tired of being referred to as Kelly’s (Evan Williams) girlfriend and Blonde Emma – she’s not even blonde anymore!  Determined to create a distinct university identity, Emma borrows some pot from Kelly and smokes up with Becca (Nicole Dicker) and Gwyneth (Hayley Andoff).  Emma wants to uphold her new stoner persona and shares pot brownies with everyone at the Floor Olympics event.  But when campus cops raid the room, will Emma stand up and take responsibility or will someone else take the fall?

Sunday, March 8 7:30 p.m.

Jane (Paula Brancati) admits to herself that her issues with her dad go deeper than the divorce – she thinks maybe he did things to her. Jane is very confused and feels alone. Lucas (Marc Minardi) gives Jane a hard time for creating tension between mom and dad. But when Lucas finally sees the truth, together they stand up to their father.