Written By Marley Ghizzone
Degrassi Survives TeenNick Cancellation, Finds New Home on Netflix
Five days ago, the world over erupted into tears. Degrassi, the Canadian dramedy, was cancelled. The universe of Degrassi began in 1979 and contains four separate series, the newest being Degrassi: The Next Generation. (The previous installments include: The Kids of Degrassi Street (’79-’86), Degrassi Junior High (’87-’89), and Degrassi High (’89-’91).
Everyone knows Degrassi. It was a staple in nearly everyone’s childhood. And of course, on, it gave us full access to Drake as an awkward prepubescent. (The rapper, then known as Aubrey Drake Graham, portrayed the wheelchair-bound former basketball player Jimmy Brooks). How dare TeenNick deprive us of teen angst.
Have no fear, fellow wannabe Degrassi Community School students! Netflix has ridden onto the scene like a gallant white knight. Earlier today they announced they will be picking up the beloved show debuting a new installment in 2016, Degrassi: Next Class. The show will end its run on TeenNick in July starting with an hour long premiere on July 20th with a new episodes everyday. The finale event will conclude with the final episode on July 31.