It’s the end of an era, eh?
TeenNick on Thursday announced that Degrassi: The Next Generation will close its doors after 14 seasons.
An hour-long special, titled “It Goes There: Degrassi‘s Most Talked-About Moments,” will air Friday, July 31 at 8/7c, followed by the hour-long series finale at 9 pm.
“For an incredible 14 seasons, Degrassi has been a groundbreaking show tackling so many important topics that real teens face in their everyday lives,” Keith Dawkins, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Nicktoons, TeenNick and Nick Jr, said in a statement. “In the final episodes on TeenNick and through the hour-long special and social activations, we hope to say goodbye in a way that is both fitting to the show and Degrassi’s passionate fan base.”
UPDATE: Though Degrassi‘s run in the U.S. is definitely ending in July, the future of the franchise remains up in the air. The following is a statement from DHX Media regarding the Canadian-born series:
The Degrassi franchise is a perennial favourite, having been on the air for 35 years and broadcast in territories worldwide. We expect to be able to provide an update on this award-winning series in the days ahead for fans, the media and the market. Stay tuned for further developments regarding Degrassi.
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