On his myspace blog, Stephen Stohn posted part of a CTV press release that confirms they’ll air “Degrassi Goes Hollywood” on Sunday, August 30 in Canada:
Finally, just in time for the back to school season, CTV presents the special two-hour movie event PARADISE CITY: DEGRASSI GOES HOLLYWOOD, Sun., Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. ET, featuring DEGRASSI favourites Paige (Lauren Collins), Ellie (Stacey Farber), Craig (Jake Epstein), Marco (Adamo Ruggiero) and Manny (Cassie Steele) plus several guest stars including Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back), Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy) and Kevin Smith (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks).
In the first ever DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION movie, the Degrassi students venture to L.A. via school bus with hopes to score parts in Mewesical High, a musical directed by Jason Mewes (Clerks) under the mentorship of Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma). Paige (Lauren Collins), personal assistant to THE SHORES reality television star Hailey Montel (Mary Ashton), understands that in life you work from the ground up, but when Hollywood hands Paige a shortcut to fame and fortune, she jumps at the opportunity and takes Marco (Adamo Ruggiero) and Ellie (Stacey Farber) along for the ride. Back in Toronto, Manny (Cassie Steele) has immersed herself in her university theatre program and is committed to becoming an “actor of substance.” The star of Jay and Silent Bob Go Canadian, Eh?, Manny blows an opportunity to star in Mewes’ feature and then heads on a road trip to L.A. to win the role and realize her dream.
Now if only The-N would actually announce when the Degrassi movie will air here in the U.S., the circle of life would be complete. SPEAKING of that, The Exec also posted on his twitter that the SEASON 8 DVD will be released soon after “Degrassi Goes Hollywood” airs on The-N:
Hopefully this boxset will be like Season 7’s was. Even though Season 7 was a HUGE disappoint after the first six episodes, the DVD extras were hands down the best since the Season 2 boxset because they FINALLY added the webisodes.
Note to DVD content producers: The photo galleries, the “Degrassi Yearbook,” the trailers, and the original auditions never have and NEVER will be interesting.
What IS interesting: Deleted scenes and bloopers (add more pleeeease?), and episode commentary. I’m sorry, but just 1 episode out of 20+ having commentary on it simply isn’t good enough.