If you’ve been following the Degrassi 14B ping pong ball, then you’ve heard many possible returns for this block: April (after Open Heart season 1 airs on TeenNick), generic “Coming soon” and “Coming this spring” from network promos, May 26th, every Tuesday in June and now Monday, July 20th. So much for the spring premiere!
This most recent return date comes directly from MTV Canada as it prepares for its summer broadcast lineup. For a fandom that obsesses over the tiniest details and has been starved for information for several months now, I’m quite surprised at the lack of response toward the show’s return date being on a Monday. With 12 regular episodes and the 4-part special, you’re looking at 11-13 weeks worth of episodes if aired in the weekly format. It seems awfully weird to have a show end during the same time period (Late September/Early October) where every network in the land is premiering its shiny new fall lineup. We’ll have to wait and see to confirm, but the signs are there for the return of the beloved telenovela format.