FINAL UPDATE: Netflix (worldwide) and Family Channel (Canada) have picked up Degrassi for season 15. Details can be found here: https://degrassiblog.com/2015/06/09/breaking-degrassi-signs-with-netflix-family-channel/
UPDATE #11, 6/6/15 (10:03pm EST): How long do you think it’ll take the media to learn Degrassi’s still preparing for season 15?
UPDATE #10, 6/6/15 (6:35pm): Here’s your first look at Degrassi Season 15’s production crew:
UPDATE #9, 6/5/15 (8:41pm EST): Thanks to @degrassian14_ for pointing out Degrassi season 15’s shooting schedule, as listed on ACTRA Toronto’s site:
With multiple sources pointing toward season 15’s schedule (which is a little over a week away from beginning), plus the fact DHX Media’s *job* is to distribute shows, your worries about Degrassi being 100% done should’ve started fading away…it’s just a matter of when they’re going to announce the show’s future homes in the U.S. and Canada.
UPDATE #8, 6/5/15 (5:52pm EST): Auditions are officially under way for season 2 of the Nickelodeon series, “Make It Pop.” If you didn’t already know, this series is co-created by TeenNick Chairman Nick Cannon, but it’s produced at Epitome’s studio in Toronto. Casting Director Larissa Mair posted on her site that the series’ shooting schedule will be August 24th – November 27th. Degrassi season 15 is scheduled to film from mid-June until mid-September (or possibly October…read UPDATE #4 below for more).
UPDATE #7, 6/5/15 (3:02pm EST): Bill Harris from the Postmedia Network theorizes that Degrassi could land on the Canadian network, Family Channel. Epitome’s parent company, DHX Media, owns the network, which could be in need of additional programming according to Kyle from CableTVTalk:
UPDATE #6, 6/5/15 (9:10am EST): Stephen Stohn, who has been oddly silent on twitter for a lot of 2015, posted a quick tweet about the situation:
Good morning. There’s much more to the story. Stay tuned! The universe unfolds in mysterious ways….
UPDATE #5, 6/4/15 (4:48pm EST): DHX Media, owner of Epitome Pictures, released a statement about Degrassi’s future. Several cast members have posted this statement on social media:
UPDATE #4, 6/4/15 (4:19pm EST): Earlier today, Degrassi’s Music Supervisor tweeted that Degrassi isn’t canceled (you can read that in UPDATE #1 below). Now actor Tom Melissis, who plays Mr. Perino posted a status on Facebook about what he knows about Degrassi season 15:
UPDATE #3, 6/4/15 (2:31pm EST): Entertainment Weekly says that Degrassi will find a new broadcaster. Quote:
The show is not leaving the air altogether; it will continue to be produced, and later episodes will air on a yet-to-be-named US broadcaster.
Remember, though: Degrassi is only leaving TeenNick, not our screens. So while we prepare ourselves for the beginning of the end before a new beginning, let us remember the words of Degrassi’s theme song: Whatever it take, we know we can make it through.
UPDATE #2, 6/4/15 (2:15pm EST): MTV Canada confirms they will no longer air Degrassi after season 14. If Dondrea’s tweet about Degrassi (see Update #1 below) holds up, then the guess is new networks will take over, or we could possible see the show still live online.
UPDATE #1, 6/4/15 (1:54pm EST): Epitome’s Music Supervisor posted a tweet saying that Degrassi ISN’T canceled, and that the American articles are misleading. For me that confirms my belief that while TeenNick may no longer air the show, it doesn’t mean the series itself has been canceled (because we’ve heard nothing about the Canadian networks’ plans).
You can read my original story below.
I said I wouldn’t believe it until it was confirmed. For many years, Degrassi has been renewed on a yearly basis, having to proceed with plans for the upcoming season regardless of whether or not they knew the networks were ordering a new season.
This time, TeenNick didn’t.
Degrassi will end its run on the network after 14 seasons, according to TVLine.
TeenNick on Thursday announced that Degrassi: The Next Generation will close its doors after 14 seasons.
An hour-long special, titled “It Goes There: Degrassi‘s Most Talked-About Moments,” will air Friday, July 31 at 8/7c, followed by the hour-long series finale at 9 pm.
Variety confirms that 14B will premiere on July 20th, with quote, “new episodes each day of the week, ending on July 31 with the final episode.”
As of right now, keep in mind that TeenNick choosing to cancel Degrassi doesn’t necessarily mean the show itself has officially been canceled. Degrassi is still funded by the Canadian government, and more importantly, nothing yet has been mentioned about whether or not MTV Canada has renewed the show.