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“You know, I would really love to visit the set of DEGRASSI. So Canada, if you ever need someone to play a wildly inappropriate substitute teacher, I’m your girl.” – DEGRASSI mega-fan, Lena Dunham
“Degrassi will outlive us all.” – Tierney Bricker, eonline.com
TORONTO (September 29, 2014) – Mega DEGRASSI fans unite! With the countdown to graduation in full swing, Season 14 of the hit series DEGRASSI returns to its familiar Tuesday timeslot with 12 brand-new, half-hour episodes, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 9 p.m. ET on MTV. Fresh off DEGRASSI’s 2014 Primetime Emmy® nomination for “Outstanding Children’s Program”, its third nomination in the category over the last four years, Season 14 picks up immediately following the end of spring break, after Tristan (Lyle O’Donohoe) and Miles’ (Eric Osborne) surprising lip-lock and the shocking revelation of Clare’s (Aislinn Paul) pregnancy. Never shying away from tackling heavy-hitting topics, DEGRASSI once again addresses authentic and relevant issues affecting teenagers today. For a sneak peek at Season 14, click here.
Encore episodes of DEGRASSI air Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on MTV and stream on MTV.ca following broadcast. Throughout the season, DEGRASSI fans can join the conversation by following @MTVCanada and using the hashtag #Degrassi.
Thirteen years after the debut of the latest incarnation, the hit franchise shows no signs of slowing down. Season 13D of DEGRASSI, airing on both MTV and Much, averaged 100,000 P12-34 viewers, achieving its most impressive audience in three seasons, with audiences growing by 52% over Season 13C.
In the Season 14 premiere of DEGRASSI, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 9 p.m. ET), Clare has a serious dilemma that will affect her entire future and confides in Alli. Zoë sees red when Becky tells her she’s too much of a distraction for the power cheer team. It's time for Zoë to bring Becky down, literally. Miles and Tristan are getting close, but with his campaign in full swing, Mr. Hollingsworth is worried his son’s behaviour could damage his political prospects. An upset Miles decides to take annoying his father to a whole new level.
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DEGRASSI is produced by Epitome Pictures, a DHX Media Company (THE L.A. COMPLEX, INSTANT STAR) in association with Bell Media. The series was co-created by Linda Schuyler, co-producer of the original Degrassi series and Yan Moore. Schuyler and Stephen Stohn serve as Executive Producers. Sarah Glinski executive produces. For Bell Media, Gosia Kamela and Mike Richardson are Production Executives. Trish Williams is Director, Drama, Independent Production. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production. Justin Stockman is Executive Director, Music & Entertainment. Tracey Pearce is Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay. Phil King is President - CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming.
About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, THE LISTENER, MOTIVE, and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, the record-breaking, Canadian-produced complementary version of the hit international series. New to CTV in 2014 are hit international format MASTERCHEF CANADA and multi-cam office comedy SPUN OUT, one of the most-watched new comedies of the season. Among the scripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the three-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, the most-watched original series in Space history BITTEN, Bravo’s most-watched new drama 19-2, TRANSPORTER – THE SERIES, dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, and the upcoming KILLJOYS. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others.
From fashion and politics to lifestyles and trends, MTV is all about the stories of young amazing lives from a distinctly Canadian perspective. Available across multiple platforms, including online at mtv.ca and live on Bell Mobile TV, MTV pushes boundaries with innovative original programming. MTV is available in 6.5 million households across Canada and is a Canadian-programmed and managed business. MTV is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. MTV in Canada is one of 63 MTV-branded services available in 152 territories around the world.
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