From a media release:
DEGRASSI Returns To Heat Up the Summer, Telenovela Style, with an All-New Season, Premiering July 18 on MuchMusic
- DEGRASSI returns for Season 11 with seven weeks of daily telenovela-style episodes
- TV event kicks off with an hour-long special guest starring Keke Palmer, Monday, July 18 at 9 p.m. ET
Coming off the success of last summerâ€™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 yearâ€™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 todayâ€™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 itâ€™s now or never.
When someoneâ€™s past catches up with anotherâ€™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 MuchMusicâ€™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.