Degrassi

Coming off the success of last summer’s groundbreaking telenovela-style format, DEGRASSI returns to MuchMusic for Season 11 with seven straight drama-filled weeks, beginning Monday, July 18 at 9 p.m. ET.

Building on last year’s record-breaking six-week run, Much unveils an additional telenovela week this Summer, and kicks off a new season of the Peabody Award-winning series with an hour-long special guest starring Keke Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee, TRUE JACKSON, VP) as herself.

New episodes of DEGRASSI air weeknights, Monday-Thursday at 9 p.m. ET, through Thursday, September 1 on Much, MuchHD, and MuchMusic.com.

In the hour-long special and Season 11 premiere, all the students at Degrassi are abuzz about THE Spring Break event – Keke Palmer’s concert. Newly single Sav is depressed post-Holly-J break-up, but a flirtatious encounter with a beautiful stranger perks him up when she tells him to meet her at the show. Though Drew’s mom is keeping him on a short leash, he and Bianca are growing closer until her ex-boyfriend Anson comes back into the picture. Meanwhile, Fiona meets a gorgeous figure model at Holly J’s art class.

Season 11 of DEGRASSI introduces three new characters and tackles issues that are relevant to today’s teens including gang violence, drug abuse, bullying, gender identity, sexuality, teen parenthood, and romance. As the school year draws to a close and the senior class prepares to graduate and move on, everyone realizes they’ll only be in high school once so it’s now or never. 

When someone’s past catches up with another’s present, the lethal consequences reverberate throughout the school. With new faces joining the student body, new and forbidden love triangles are formed and thought-provoking character revelations develop. As senior students prepare for graduation and prom, a bitter race for a new Student Council President develops and an illicit relationship blossoms on campus. 

DEGRASSI was MuchMusic’s #1 summer series in 2009/10 with P12-34 viewers. Over the course of Season 10, 2.8 million unique viewers tuned into DEGRASSI. Among the P12-34 demo, 1.3 million unique viewers tuned in, translating into 12.2% of the P12-34 population watching some part of the season.

Also launching this Summer, Degrassi, the game – a new, interactive mobile application that will be available for download soon. More details to be announced shortly. 

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After three decades of groundbreaking and controversial storylines, MuchMusic’s #1 hit show DEGRASSI returns for an impressive 11th season this summer.

Fans get their daily DEGRASSI fix as the show premieres for the second year in the highly successful Monday to Friday telenovela format, this year extending that run to seven weeks.

With the enrolment of three new students and storylines that push the envelope even further with social topics facing teens today, DEGRASSI is guaranteed to set the bar higher than ever. Production for Season 11 has already begun in Toronto.

Joining DEGRASSI this season is the charming heartthrob Jake Martin (Justin Kelly), who tells it like it is and tries not to break too many hearts in the process. New student Katie Matlin (Chloe Rose) is a fresh-faced athlete who plays hard on the field but is soft when it comes to matters of the heart. Fun and energetic Imogen Moreno (Cristine Prosperi) is anything but boring, but she constantly fears her one, big secret could be exposed to the entire school.

“After the success of last summer’s format shift we are thrilled to be delivering a bonus week of episodes to DEGRASSI fans this summer,” says Stephen Stohn, Executive Producer and President, Epitome Pictures. “Fans will get a full seven weeks of new daily DEGRASSI storylines and drama, starting with a crime of passion that reverberates throughout the summer and leads to an explosive conclusion.”

DEGRASSI was MuchMusic’s #1 program in 2009/2010. It currently reaches more than 850,000 viewers every week on MuchMusic.

The brand new season also premieres in the U.S. this summer on TeenNick.

Friday, March 4 at 9 p.m. ET on MuchMusic

When Fitz re-emerges into the lives of Clare and Eli, they refuse to let him get in the middle of their relationship. Sav feels responsible for Alli’s disappearance and takes the search into his own hands. But when surveillance video reveals Alli getting into a mysterious car, Sav begins to worry it might be too late.

Cupid hits his mark during Sweetheart Week at DEGRASSI when the hit series returns with all-new episodes this February!

With school back in session, some Degrassi students have fallen under Saint Valentine’s spell while others are headed for broken heart city in a special one-hour episode airing Friday, Feb. 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The series returns to its regular 30-minute timeslot, Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning Friday, Feb 18.

DEGRASSI reaches more than 800,000 viewers every week on MuchMusic and the original Friday airing has quickly become the channel’s #1 series in the key demo of P12-34. Celebrated for its controversial and groundbreaking storylines, this award-winning series has continued to captivate audiences around the world for 30 years. DEGRASSI was recently nominated for Outstanding Drama Series at the GLAAD Awards. 

To catch up on some DEGRASSI homework, fans can go to muchmusic.com/degrassi to watch episodes on demand.

 

“When Love Takes Over” 

Friday, Feb. 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT 

Sweetheart Week hits DEGRASSI and Adam is shocked by his newfound connection with Fiona. That is until Fiona’s drinking habits become out of control. He’s willing to turn a blind eye if it means they get to spend time together, but begins to wonder if he’s the problem. Meanwhile, Anya is thrilled that her mom has been proclaimed cancer free, but is not thrilled that she won’t get to see cute and funny Dr. Chris anymore. But when romance blooms, Anya is thrilled. Good thing he doesn’t know she’s a 17-year-old high school student…

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to study along side the cast of Degrassi?  Watching their lives and stories from within the school itself as opposed to on Television?  How realistic do you think it would be?  Would you be friends with anyone or would you just be one of the hundreds of extras that waltz around the hallways and corridors without ever connecting with the main cast?

Many people fantasize and dream about being inside a TV show, living out their real lives around the scripted stories and somehow managing to intertwine their lives with those we regularly tune in to watch.  

The reality for many is that their desire to be part of the show stems from a desire for doors to be opened up to bigger and better things.  Perhaps it is about wanting to build relationships with other students or wanting to be taught by a member of the faculty that you’ve built respect for.

While some may even seek out a meeting with the admissions team, others prefer to stay home and do distance learning while maintaining that connection to the college. What ever works, right?  For some it’s just easier to get a degree online.

As revealed during the broadcast of the 25th Annual Gemini Awards on Global and Showcase this evening, TV lovers across the country crowned Degrassi as their favourite program from the last 25 years.

Canadians were invited to make their selection from September 15 – November 3 at www.favetvshow.ca, an interactive website dedicated to this first-time initiative.

The complete list of Canada’s Favourite TV Shows is as follows:

1. Degrassi (1980 – Present)

2. Flashpoint (2008 – Present)

3. Mr. Dressup (1967 – 1996)

4. Anne of Green Gables (1985)

5. Durham County (2007 – Present)

6. Holmes on Holmes (2001 – Present)

7. Due South (1994 – 1999)

8. Being Erica (2008 – Present)

9. Corner Gas (2004 – 2009)

10. The Friendly Giant (1958 – 1985)

11. The Beachcombers (1972 – 1990)

12. Trailer Park Boys (2001 – 2008)

13. The Kids in the Hall (1988 – 1994)

14. The Rick Mercer Report (2004 – Present)

15. North of 60 (1992 – 1998)

16. This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992 – 2008)

17. Wayne and Shuster (1954 – 1990)

18. Made in Canada (1998 – 2002)

19. Slings and Arrows (2003 – 2006)

20. Da Vinci’s Inquest (1998 – 2005)

21. Cod Co (1986 – 1992)

22. The Nature of Things (1960 – Present)

23. Traders (1996 – 2000)

24. The New Music (1979 – 2008)

25. The Newsroom (1996 – 1997, 2004 – 2005)

(From a press release)

Head back to school with all-new episodes of DEGRASSI! Season 10 of the series has been one of the most gripping yet. During the summer finale, viewers were left on the edge of their seats with secrets revealed, hearts crushed, and the entire school on lockdown.

Fans can get reunited with DEGRASSI when the series returns with new back-to-back episodes on Friday, Oct. 8 at 9 p.m. ET and 9:30 p.m. ET, before settling into its weekly timeslot every Friday at 9 p.m. ET.

Reaching an average of 1.4 million viewers every week, DEGRASSI has quickly become the #1 series in the history of MuchMusic for P12 – 34 viewers. Through its groundbreaking storylines and relatable characters, this trail-blazing series continues to captivate audiences, keeping them tuning in week after week.

Hit up muchmusic.com to watch the entire season. And for all things DEGRASSI, fans can go to muchmusic.com/degrassi.

 

Back-To-Back Episodes

DEGRASSI – “Don’t Let Me Get Me” (Pt. 1 and Pt. 2) 

Friday, October 8 at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET 

The students return to DEGRASSI after the lockdown, only to find big changes at the school. Alli dives into the new term determined to put her boiler room “bad girl” past behind her. But when a crackdown enforcing new rules and a dress code slams onto Degrassi, Alli finds herself in the eye of the storm when she is forced to confront her double life at home. Meanwhile, Jenna’s secret is revealed to a nation-wide audience and she is shocked with the reaction.

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7:00pm – Sunday, September 5 on CTV

Later, high school… Hello New York City! DEGRASSI grads and friends dive into the summer that changes their lives forever. And what’s summer without a little romance. Best friends Jane (Paula Brancati) and Holly J (Charlotte Arnold) head to the Big Apple, with big hopes and even bigger dreams. Back in Toronto, Spinner’s (Shane Kippel) summer is hotter than he ever imagined. But when his hopes for the future turn to dust, he struggles to rebuild and move on. Hot hook-ups, messy melt-downs, Park Avenue jaunts, and wedding-day hijinx are all in a days work for this crew.