The countdown to the #SummerOfDegrassi has begun in Canada.
F2N, Family Channel’s teen block, announced that Degrassi: Next Class Season 2 will premiere on Family Channel on Tuesday, July 19 at 9:45pm ET.
Not only is Family Channel flipping back to the weekly broadcast format for season 2, on the digital front they’ll be releasing all 10 episodes in the new Family Channel App on Friday, July 22, the same day as Netflix’s worldwide release date for Season 2.
For the free app (available through iTunes and Google Play), you must already be a Family Channel subscriber in order to sign in and access the episodes.
According to the press release from Canada NewsWire, prizes will be given away throughout F2N’s 10-week broadcast schedule:
As new episodes continue to air weekly on Tuesdays at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT, fans will want to tune-in for the weekly watch and win contest. Each week, a lucky winner will be selected to receive Degrassi swag, including props, scripts, autographed merchandise and more!
Season 2 not only continues the drama from Season 1, but we’ll also witness the return of former Degrassi: TNG cast members as the Degrassi franchise celebrates its 500th episode.
The release also confirmed that Seasons 3 and 4 will air in 2017. These two seasons are currently being filmed now, and you can find more info on them here.
I kinda wish I had waited until the episodes came out weekly instead of binge-watching it. There’s nothing I can do now but wait for season three.
Hey, at least that’s an option for you. I live down in the States, so I can only stream the episodes on Netflix or find them online. When I first heard Degrassi was moving to a streaming release schedule, I was really excited, but now with the small amount of episodes per season and the fact that countries where the show airs on networks (F2N on Family Channel in Canada, ABC3 in Australia) air the series before they stream internationally, they’re spoiled anyway. I’m not excited for very long anymore, and I never watch Degrassi the way I should be, on Netflix. If Degrassi: Next Class was pumping out 40-something episodes a Season, like Degrassi used to, I could get behind the splitting up the Season thing and streaming them, but splitting one 20-episode Season into two Seasons over the course of a year is not enough. I’d rather the episodes air weekly at the point, or at least get the one 20-something episode Season once a year. I really don’t like Netflix/the networks calling Season 1 of Degrassi: Next Class as both Season 1 and Season 2. We all know it wasn’t written or produced with that in mind.
Hahaha I know I seen all of season 2 now I’m bored lol
Exactly! This is why Epitome and DHX Media needs to make sure the episode release schedules for each country/region are roughly the same.
This might have been effective if ABC3 hadn’t already aired the entire Season in Australia for users to watch. Those episodes leaked online and now everyone who wants to have seen them early already has and I may be overestimating, but I feel like that’s a vast majority of Degrassi: Next Class’ viewers in the internet age. Hopefully Season 3 drops on Netflix and the Family Channel app first, with F2N on Family Channel and ABC3 airing the series afterwards.