I’m so glad we’re not gonna have to play the stupid “Will they renew Degrassi?” game for the next 20 months.
Stephen Stohn, Annie, Ray, Charlotte and Munro were at the CTV Upfronts today, and apparently MuchMusic has ordered a 12th Season of Degrassi. Assuming everything stays the same, that means we’ll be getting new episodes of Degrassi through April 2013.
I see Much renewing so early as a good thing. I know Stephen says they usually proceed as if each season is a go as they wait for the official word on their renewal. But now that it’s solidified so early, they can start planning ahead even more…remember they’ve only filmed 1/2 of Now Or Never so far, and they’ve only done readthroughs for half of Season 11’s forty-plus episodes.
With MuchMusic on board, it doesn’t really matter what TeenNick does as far as when/if they renew. Though let’s be honest, it’s not they aren’t going to renew Degrassi (aka the only program they have that actually generates them ratings worth mentioning).
In other news from the CTV Upfronts, Degrassi will be part of CTV Two’s fall lineup. Formerly known as ‘A Channel,’ CTV Two is rebranding itself to include a wide mix of programming. Degrassi will air Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday nights at 7pm. NO they will not be new episodes, they’ll all be re-runs.