Last week, TeenNick announced that they would not be picking up Degrassi for another season and we were sad. The day after the announcement, EP Stephen Stohn announced that we should expect some big news and today he Tweeted what it is. Degrassi is now holding classes at Netflix starting next year. That’s right, Netflix saves another and this one was worth it.
So who will be back? According to the press release, “Amanda Arcuri as Lola Pacini; Reiya Downs as Shay Powers; Ana Golja as Zoe Rivas; Nikki Gould as Grace Cardinal; Ricardo Hoyos as Zig Novak; Ehren Kassam as Jonah Haak; Andre Kim as Winston Chu; Lyle Lettau as Tristan Milligan; Spencer Macpherson as Hunter Hollingsworth; Eric Osborne as Miles Hollingsworth III; Olivia Scriven as Maya Matlin; Sara Waisglass as Frankie Hollingsworth; and Richard Walters as Deon “Tiny” Bell” will all be back.
No word if episodes from the show’s 35, yes 35, year run were also acquired by Netflix, but I really hope that they were. We can see what things have changed over time and what haven’t.
After 14 incredible years, Degrassi is graduating from TeenNick in July. The network announced the news today and my heart is breaking. Just when the show was old enough to go to high school, they pulled the plug on the show about high school.
For 2 weeks starting on July 20th, TeenNick will air the final 12 episodes. Then on July 31st, they will air a special called It Goes There: Degrassiâ€™s Most Talked About Moments followed by the hour long series finale.
I just can’t comprehend their decision. The show was a great way for teens and forever-teens to learn lessons that their patents and teachers weren’t teaching them and so much more. I think it is one of them most important shows for students and it is a real shame it’s ending.
Hopefully, in 10 years we will get the next generation of Degrassi, just like Degrassi: The Next Generation came out of Degrassi High after a decade.
On that note, I hope a lot of the originals come back for the series finale, just like a lot of people from the first series returned for the new one when it started out.
How do you feel about this awful news?
Madonna did a Britney Spears and brought Drake on stage with her at Coachella. She had him sit on a chair and then she proceeded to make out with him. Since the Degrassi star believes YOLO, he kept touching her hair as she passionately kissed him. The Material Girl didn’t like his hand on her mane, so she did something in his mouth. What she did we don’t know, but his face says it all.
So what do you think she did? Did she bite his tongue? Did she spit in his mouth? Or did the 28 year old realize he just made out with a woman twice his age? I say all of the above.
Drake was on Jimmy Kimmel Live yesterday and the ABC late night show had some fun with him. They put him in disguise and then sent him out on to Hollywood Blvd to ask people questions about himself. Since he was wearing a wig, glasses, fake beard and nerdy clothing, no one knew it was the Degrassi star all made up. Because he was unrecognizable, the people were honest about how they felt about him. Let’s just say, he’s probably happy he only lives once because they were not that nice. Poor Jimmy Brooks, at least he has Rihanna’s shoulder to cry on.
Drake was on Late Night yesterday and Jimmy Fallon challenged him to a game a of Beer Hockey. You’d think because Jimmy Brooks is Canadian that the game would be easy peasy for him. Well, he thought so too and went into it all confident. But after downing his second beer, he’s grateful that Canadians love Degrassi as much as hockey or he might not be allowed back in.
Hopefully things will go much better for him when he hosts Saturday Night Live tomorrow on NBC.