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TV Tonight: Degrassi

Between Gossip Girl, Greek, Privileged, and 90210, plenty of shows these days are competing for my teen-TV-loving heart. But deep down, nothing will ever replace my darling Degrassi, which returns to The N tonight.

This is going to be a pretty big year of transition for my favorite Canadian school kids: Emma, Manny, and Liberty are moving on to Smithdale University, while many of the current Degrassi students — including Darcy (Shanae Grimes, in what's apparently her Degrassi swan song) — welcome new siblings to the school. I'm pretty overwhelmed by this list of new characters (heck, I still haven't gotten used to Holly J and Anya being around), but luckily, The N has a handy guide to the whole ensemble's likes and dislikes. (Darcy's little sis is a nerd! Who knew?) Also, there's now a character named Blue Chessex, which puts simple names like "Chuck Bass" to shame.

Degrassi has its one-hour premiere tonight at 8 p.m. EDT, but check your local listings since it's hard to keep track of The N shows sometime. Come on, you can admit it — will you be watching? To check out a trailer and a clip of Emma, Manny, and Liberty at college, just



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motherof3 motherof3 8 years
I feel so old. I grew up watching the original Degrassi!
kauny kauny 8 years
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! I love Degrassi, which I probably shouldn't even admit to since I'm approaching 21! But it's definitely a guilty pleasure of mine.
Amandaletta Amandaletta 8 years
I used to watch that show all the time. Now I have no TV and when I by chance see it when visiting my parents who do have TV I'm like "who the hell are those people?"
Ineedclarity Ineedclarity 8 years
Not so into the new cast members. It'll always be the earlier Degrassi seasons for me. Craig, swoon. :-P Random thought, but I think the girl that plays Emma kinda looks like Whitney Port.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i always forget that we're actually at least 1/2 a season behind what the show was like in canada - and i've wondered how they were going to do the shanae thing but it makes sense cause the show's already aired in the big CA. i'm going to have to catch the rerun though since i didn't remember that this was coming back on air - but i wonder what the story lines are going to be. i feel like there are things that they've kind of glossed over after a given episode was over and done with and being a person who's lived with someone of the issues, i can't imagine how they can be so blase about it.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
I have been a Degrassi fan since i was in Jr. High school and grew up watching re-runs of the old series. I haven't been watching the new show after season 5, but I will be catching up soon! By the looks of things not many of the old cast are left - just liberty, manny and emma? :( sad. I guess i'll have to catch up and find out what happened to all the cool people i watched the show for (like Marco!)
mariellynelly mariellynelly 8 years
I started watching Degrassi my freshman year of high school... which was five years ago. I stopped watching when I got into college because I realized how ridiculous the show is. It's supposed to be 'so real', but they put every situation to the extreme and it started to really get to me. I saw previews and I realized that there are too many new people on it for me to stay involved.
Kazagirl Kazagirl 8 years
I am going to watch but I think it will be weird because I grew up with the cast that has already graduated so I could relate. This new cast is in high school which I am not anymore. IDK, I guess I will have to watch and see.
sexymotherfakir sexymotherfakir 8 years
Degrassi gives me the impression that there are a bunch of high school kids in Canada who live alone because their parents moved out of town.
angelinemarie angelinemarie 8 years
chasingjamie chasingjamie 8 years
I love love love degrassi. Unfortunately I got out of touch with it the past couple seasons and I have no idea who all these new characters are. I need to catch up on my Canadian melodrama.
indielove indielove 8 years
Degrassi is awesome. I liked Manny and Jimmy best.
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