Are the networks trying something new with Degrassi this holiday season?
Though none of them have made an official announcement, signs point to Degrassi running new episodes through December 30th. Yes, that means we’d be getting new Degrassi the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s.
The rule of thumb for most of Degrassi’s seasons has been that they wrap up the fall block at the end of November, or in December sometime before the week of Christmas. That’s why it was safe to assume Degrassi would end the fall block with episode 1407 (I’ll Be Missing You) on December 9th.
However, The Futon Critic has listed TeenNick’s schedule as running episodes through 1410 (Hero, vs Villian), which airs on December 30th. Zap2It has also listed episodes through 1410, which they wouldn’t do if there were a hiatus.
The most telling info comes from MTV Canada’s most recent press release, which details the network’s broadcast plans for the holidays. They list all of the premieres, finales and special events (marathons), but there’s no mention of a Degrassi fall finale. MTV’s airing a Degrassi marathon of 1401-1409 on December 30th, which ends at 9pm. No one’s going to tell you until the last minute, but it sounds like Degrassi won’t have a winter hiatus over the holidays and will just straight up continue broadcasting episodes into January 2015.