Academic pressure, arson, internet gambling and even teen-aged stripping ensue as Degrassi: The Next Generation returns to CTV next week with the second act of the series’ sixth season; new episodes air Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET following ratings juggernaut American Idol beginning March 28 on CTV and on CTV HD East/West (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).
Picking up the pieces after the shocking murder of J.T. (Ryan Cooley), the season’s final seven episodes delve deeper into the post-secondary world of the characters from Canada’s most addictive homegrown drama series.
Viewers can catch up on all 12 of this season’s previously aired episodes, along with corresponding exclusive online content, all on demand on The CTV Broadband Network at CTV.ca. Following the television broadcast of each of the seven new episodes, the episode itself as well as a scripted webisode (a.k.a. “Degrassi Mini”) and a behind-the-scenes documentary (a.k.a. “Degrassi: On the Set”) for the episode will be available on demand beginning Thursdays at 9 a.m. ET on The CTV Broadband Network at CTV.ca.
In the Spring season premiere, entitled “Free Fallin’ Part 1” (March 28 on CTV), Paige has a spectacular panic attack during a Banting University midterm exam. The course professor offers her one more chance, which comes in the form of work to be completed over the holiday weekend. With a huge family dinner to cook and everyone dying to know how fantastic university life is, something has got to give for Paigeâ€¦
VANCOUVER (CP) _ A new distribution deal means American fans of "Degrassi: The Next Generation" are going to be seeing a lot more of the popular teen show. Beginning next fall, "Degrassi" will air Monday to Friday in top U.S. markets including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
A spokeswoman for Thunderbird Films and its U.S. distribution partners, Program Partners, says the show will enjoy a key after-school slot _ most likely between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. _ on conventional U.S. channels.
U.S. fans currently catch Degrassi on the N, a cable network only available in certain markets.
The half-hour series has drawn praise south of the border for its frank portrayal of teen life, winning a Teen Choice Award and a Television Critics Association Award last year.
The CTV show has been licensed in more than 150 countries, including France, Switzerland, and Australia.
"’Degrassi’ in the major U.S. markets; it’s another great Canadian success story," said CTV’s programming president, Susanne Boyce.
"We’re extremely proud of the series and the creative team that continues to push new boundaries."
TORONTO, Nov. 6 /CNW/ – Drag racing, drug abuse, exotic dancing, prison and – for the first time in the series’ history – a major character is murdered. This ain’t the Degrassi you grew up with. Following on its most successful television season ever, CTV proudly presents the most provocative season yet of Canada’s most-watched drama series, Degrassi: The Next Generation.
Season 6 of the international hit series returns in double-feature style with back-to-back episodes airing Tuesdays at 8 and 8:30 p.m. ET, beginning November 28 on CTV and on CTV HD East/West (check local listings).