The rumor for months is that Degrassi would return on Tuesday, October 7th, but now it’s official that Degrassi is returning on Tuesday, October 28th. I know a lot of people were convinced Degrassi would air on the 7th even with the music video promo airing tomorrow, so for future reference keep this reminder in the back of your head: TeenNick promotes Degrassi’s return at the very latest 3 weeks in advance. They’ll never wait just a week or two before a premiere date to suddenly start a promo campaign.
Here’s an official description for the premiere:
In the Season 14 premiere of DEGRASSI, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 9 p.m. ET), Clare has a serious dilemma that will affect her entire future and confides in Alli. Zoë sees red when Becky tells her she’s too much of a distraction for the power cheer team.
It’s time for Zoë to bring Becky down, literally. Miles and Tristan are getting close, but with his campaign in full swing, Mr. Hollingsworth is worried his son’s behaviour could damage his political prospects. An upset Miles decides to take annoying his father to a whole new level.
E! Online posted a ton of information about TeenNick’s music video promo as well season 14 and new characters.
*The season 14 will air tomorrow at 9pm on TeenNick. I’m assuming the promo will also be available online soon after it airs.
*The song used for the promo is Passion Pit’s version of Tonight, Tonight.
For a preview of the promo, click here.
Also, here’s E!’s rundown on the 4 new characters we’ll see in season 14:
Amanda Arcuri is set to take on the role of new freshman Lola Pacini, a boy-crazy cheerleader with colorful hair and a vibrant personality. Her two besties? Frankie (Sara Waisglass), Miles’ little sister, and fellow newcomer Shay Powers, played by Reiya Downs, who is determined to be one of the school’s top athletes. While Shay has high standards when it comes to high school and boys, the only guy she’s interested doesn’t exactly feel the same way.
Another new freshman? Arlene Takahashi (played by Devyn Nekoda) is the quintessential nerd who can be found reading comics while wearing elf ears…that is when she’s not being picked on by the cheerleaders. Finally, there’s Jonah Haak, a new grade 11 student played by Ehren Kassam. While he used to be a bit of a troublemaker, Jonah has seen the light and is ready to make new friends who share his strong faith. While he may have given up all his vices, Jonah’s kept the rock ‘n’ roll.
MTV Canada has also released some promo pics from the season 14 premiere (click on the images below to see the full version):