From Bill Brioux of the Toronto Sun, about why Degrassi premiered in the US first (see second item):
Degrassi: The Next Generation Heads Beyond the Classroom in a Bold New Direction as Season 6 of CTV’s International Hit Drama Premieres Nov. 28
- All episodes available on broadband with season premiere available Nov. 21
- Degrassi extends its brand with graphic novels and a variety of original webisodes
- Degrassi first: 19-episode season follows three graduates into university
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).
From Comic Book Resources, a fun take on the new Degrassi comic book, which is being made into animated shorts. The article mentions Canada’s “strong reputation of being forward thinking in the arts, especially the realm of television.” Really?
From People Magazine: