It looks like MuchMusic is already working on its plans for Degrassi this summer…as they prepare to rack up ad clients who want in on the ratings boost Degrassi’s telenovela block will generate, Much has currently set the timeline for Degrassi Season 12 to premiere on Monday, July 9th:
As you can see the 2012 telenovela will only be 20 episodes over the course of 5 weeks, instead of the 29 eps/7 weeks we had last year. A shorter summer block that starts a couple of weeks earlier than usual is a VERY good thing…from the end of Now or Never until February 24th of this year, you might as well say it’s a 6-month hiatus that we’re going to have suffered through (even with Nowhere To Run, which came and left in the blink of an eye).
This schedule makes it look like they’re going to bring back the fall block of episodes, which will probably start in October. THANK GOD. The breaks in between blocks shouldn’t feel as brutal if that’s the case.
It turns out that I accurately broke the news about Degrassi 11.5 return date to Much almost two months before anyone with official power actually confirmed it, but I’m still airing on the side of caution with this since Season 12 is still five months away. Many things could change between now and then, so treat this info as tentative. Besides, it’s way too early for me to get excited over anything related to Season 12 since we haven’t even started 11.5 yet.