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Degrassi: The Next Generation TV Show Facts

Degrassi: The Next Generation TV Show Facts - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

Degrassi: The Next Generation is in its seventh season and has two specials premiering soon. Get all the info you need on this teen drama right here!

You tune in every week to watch the kids of Degrassi face issues that you yourself face on a daily basis. How many shows out there are actually relatable? It's easy to identify with characters like Ashley, who's searching for her identity or Paige, who acts like she knows it all, but is really very insecure. Get the 411 on this awesome teen drama!

Upcoming Specials Premiere Soon!

Degrassi : Doing What Matters - Seven Degrassi cast members pack their bags and passports and fly to Kenya to team up with a non-profit educational organization and help build a children's school house in this half hour documentary premiering Friday, March 14th, 2008 at 8 pm (ET)on the N.

Degrassi Spring Break Movie - In the new hour long Degrassi movie the students are back behind the wheel for more breakups, make ups and mayhem as they take a road trip to Smithdale University over a weekend they won't soon forget. Premiering Friday, April 4th, 2008 at 8 pm (ET) on the N.

Main Cast

  • Emma Nelson - Miriam McDonald
  • Manuella "Manny" Santos - Cassie Steele
  • James "Jimmy" Brooks - Aubrey Graham
  • Elanor "Ellie" Nash - Stacey Farber
  • Gavin "Spinner" Mason - Shane Kippel
  • Paige Michalchuk - Lauren Collins
  • Sean Cameron - Daniel Clark
  • Terri McGreggor - Christina Schmidt
  • Hazel Aden - Andrea Lewis
  • James Tiberius "J.T." Yorke - Ryan Cooley
  • Ashley Kerwin - Melissa McIntyre
  • Craig Manning - Jake Epstein
  • Toby W. Isaacs - Jake Goldsbie
  • Liberty Van Zandt - Sarah Barrable-Tishauer
  • Marco Del Rossi - Adamo Ruggiero

Fun Facts

  • Many cast members from the original Degrassi: Junior High are regulars on Degrassi: The Next Generation including Spike, Snake, Joey Jerimiah and Caitlin.
  • The episode Accidents Will Happen was aired in Canada, but not in the US. The episode dealt with Manny getting an abortion.
  • Many of the Degrassi: The Next Generation episodes are named after 1980's songs.
  • Flimmaker Kevin Smith appeared as himself in three episodes of Degrassi's fourth season.

Quotes

"I made $500 today being a plus-size model. Yeah, plus-size. How much did you make today, ice cream boy?" - Terri

"Excitement makes me fart." - Spinner

"Four years of high school. Will you spend them cool with us? Or as a social loser outcast with her? You decide." - Paige

Emma

"Even in my own films I don't get the girl. I get Jay, and sometimes a monkey." - Kevin Smith

Season One DVD Set

You can now watch the first season of Degrassi: The Next Generation on DVD. The box set also comes with a bonus DVD that is full of special features, like karaoke, a photo album, bloopers, and deleted scenes.
Season One Rating:4

Season Two DVD Set

The second season of your fave teen drama, Degrassi: The Next Generation, was released on DVD June 21, 2005. Watch all of your fave Degrassi characters as they wade through some tough issues like rape, eating disorders and depression. Get introduced to some new characters in this season as well - Craig, Ellie and Marco.
Season Two Rating:3

Season Five DVD Set

The Degrassi drama kicked into high-gear in season five. You'll hardly be able to catch your breath between Paige's sexual-identity issues, Emma's desperate struggle to lose weight and Manny's image issues. The DVD set also includes special features like bloopers, deleted scenes, character and cast bios, a digital Degrassi yearbook and more. It's a must-have season for all Degrassi: The Next Generation fans.
Season Five Rating:4

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