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Degrassi Begins Production on Season 11

Started by KyL416, March 27, 2011, 03:33:40 PM


Lights, Camera, Action! MuchMusic's #1 Hit Show DEGRASSI Begins Production on Season 11

– DEGRASSI returns to its highly successful telenovela format beginning this summer on MuchMusic –

Toronto, ON (March 25, 2011) – After three decades of groundbreaking and controversial storylines, MuchMusic's #1 hit show DEGRASSI returns for an impressive 11th season this summer. Fans get their daily DEGRASSI fix as the show premieres for the second year in the highly successful Monday to Friday telenovela format, this year extending that run to seven weeks. With the enrolment of three new students and storylines that push the envelope even further with social topics facing teens today, DEGRASSI is guaranteed to set the bar higher than ever. Production for Season 11 has already begun in Toronto.

Joining DEGRASSI this season is the charming heartthrob Jake Martin (Justin Kelly), who tells it like it is and tries not to break too many hearts in the process. New student Katie Matlin (Chloe Rose) is a fresh-faced athlete who plays hard on the field but is soft when it comes to matters of the heart. Fun and energetic Imogen Moreno (Cristine Prosperi) is anything but boring, but she constantly fears her one, big secret could be exposed to the entire school.

"No other television series has stood the test of time like DEGRASSI has," said Ben Rotterman, Director of Development and Series, Much MTV Group, CTV Inc. It's a true honour to be the exclusive Canadian home for such an amazingly written, acted, and produced series. While DEGRASSI enjoys enormous international success, we couldn't be prouder of its homegrown roots."

"After the success of last summer's format shift we are thrilled to be delivering a bonus week of episodes to DEGRASSI fans this summer," says Stephen Stohn, Executive Producer and President, Epitome Pictures. "Fans will get a full seven weeks of new daily DEGRASSI storylines and drama, starting with a crime of passion that reverberates throughout the summer and leads to an explosive conclusion."

DEGRASSI was MuchMusic's #1 program in 2009/2010. It currently reaches more than 850,000 viewers every week on MuchMusic.

The brand new season also premieres in the U.S. this summer on TeenNick.

DEGRASSI is produced by Epitome Pictures in association with MuchMusic/CTV. The series was co-created by Linda Schuyler, co-producer of the original Degrassi series and Yan Moore. Schuyler and Stephen Stohn serve as Executive Producers. Brendon Yorke executive produces. Distribution company for the series is Echo Bridge Entertainment. Ben Rotterman and Mike Richardson are Production Executives for MuchMusic and CTV, respectively. Brad Schwartz is SVP and General Manager of the Much MTV Group. Corrie Coe is SVP, Independent Production, CTV. Brett Burlock is VP, Development for CTV. Susanne Boyce is President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.

About MuchMusic
As the No. 1 Canadian brand for young adults, MuchMusic is an integral part of today's pop-culture landscape. Live performances and interviews with the best Canadian and international artists, and celebrity guests put fans in the centre of the action making MuchMusic's acclaimed street-level Toronto headquarters Canada's epicentre of celebrity. A multi-platform Canadian icon, is a favourite destination for youth delivering music videos, user-generated content site and more. MuchMusic spotlights homegrown talent through original productions and nurtures the Canadian music video production industry through its annual, multi-million dollar contribution to MuchFACT. MuchMusic is available in 8.2 million households across Canada via cable, satellite, and mobile. For more information, go to MuchMusic is a division of CTV Limited, a division of CTVglobemedia, Canada's premier multimedia company.


MuchMusic is airing Degrassi back to back with a "new" series...South of Nowhere, lol.

TeenNick and MuchMusic will have Degrassi on the same day and date since both stations will air the one hour "Spring Fever" on the 18th, unlike last year where MuchMusic had "Degrassi Takes Manhattan" on the Friday before while TeenNick had "The Heat is On" that Monday and was a day behind Much for the first week.