I place this under BREAKING NEWS because the fact Degrassi is switching networks is kinda HUUUUGE.
The Exec tweeted this article that MuchMusic released, saying they’ll be airing the Degrassi Takes Manhattan movie, as well as the batch of 24 episodes scheduled to air this summer. Below’s the article in its entirety:
UH!!! Spring is in the air, UH!!! We’re feeling GOOD!!!!!! WOO! Sandals on feet, daffodils in bloom, crazies in full effect, yessssssssss.
Ok, maybe we’re getting a little overexcited a little too early – but here’s something we can really be super stoked about: Degrassi: The Next Generation is moving exclusively to MuchMusic this summer!
Season 10 begins production later this month and come the sunny season we’ll debut 48 brand new 30 minute episodes, as well as the TV movie D: NYC – Degrassi Takes Manhattan. We’ll fill you in on more scoop as we get it, but look forward to a ton of original online content and of course, a drama-filled, salacious, intriguing (yet heartwarming), all-new season of Degrassi: TNG … on MuchMusic!
Season 10 will also premiere in the US this summer on TeenNick, Nickelodeon’s 24-hour TV network for teens.
I’m assuming by this that CTV will still be airing the final five episodes of Season 9, which will hopefully start in April. There’s always worry when a show switches networks, because if it were doing well enough in the ratings CTV wouldn’t let Degrassi go. But maybe a fresh start on a new network is what Degrassi needs to draw in bigger numbers. What really peaks my interest is the fact they say there will be lots of original online content. I’m a sucker for extra stuff…hopefully MuchMusic will put more effort into that than CTV did.