From a media release:
New Class. New Year. New Channel.
- Season 10 of DEGRASSI: TNG Begins Production and Lands on MuchMusic Later This Year
- Exclusive engagement on MuchMusic begins Summer 2010
MuchMusic rings in a new school year when DEGRASSI moves exclusively to Canada’s premiere channel for young adults. MuchMusic is proud to announce the start of production on Season 10 of the critically-acclaimed series, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION. Production commences Monday, March 29 in Toronto. This summer, DEGRASSI finds a new home with 48 brand new 30-minute episodes and the premiere of the television movie, D:NYC Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Degrassi Takes Manhattan.
From the Zit Remedy to Janie & The StÃƒÂ¼ds, DEGRASSI has always had an important connection to music and what it means to its audience. In recent years, Cassie Steele (Manny Santos) sang her heart out in Paradise City: Degrassi Goes Hollywood, former cast member, Aubrey Graham, who played Jimmy Brooks for eight seasons, and is now known as Drake, has taken the music industry by storm. Cory Lee, JUNO nominated artist also joins the cast this season.
DEGRASSI has become a worldwide phenomenon, touching millions of young people and parents for three decades. Now licensed in over 140 countries as varied as Austria, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Monaco, United Arab Emirates, and Vatican City State, the highly-decorated series has garnered nominations and wins at the Gemini Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Young Artist Awards, The Television Critics Awards, and Director’s Guild Awards, just to name a few.
The brand new tenth season premieres in the U.S. this summer on TeenNick, Nickelodeon’s 24-hour TV network exclusively for and about teens.