Degrassi Premieres #1 on Much Music

From a CTV press release:

Toronto, ON – MuchMusic fans love DEGRASSI! Last night’s Season 10 premiere of the series, now exclusively on MuchMusic, delivered the #1 program of the day on the channel with 218, 000 viewers. The episode also marked the beginning of the series’ new telenovela format, airing the first of four new weekly episodes. New episodes of DEGRASSI air Monday – Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on MuchMusic all summer long.

DEGRASSI won its 9 – 9:30 p.m. ET timeslot for Teens amongst all Canadian and US Speciality Networks and it was the #2 choice for P12-34 and A18-34. The Season 10 premiere of DEGRASSI is also the fifth biggest single program on MuchMusic this broadcast year to date.

Viewers can get caught up on episodes by hitting up muchmusic.com.


Degrassi’s Transgender Storyline

A press release about Degrassi’s upcoming transgender storyline has just been released! It features from great quotes from Jordan Todosey (who plays Adam) and Stefan Brogren, and also says that Adam’s storyline will come to a head on Aug. 11th and 12th. This storyline sounds amazing and I think we’re all really excited about it! Here’s what Jordan had to say:

Todosey says she expects the heavy topic to resonate with kids, even though it’s a rarely discussed issue that even adults have trouble understanding.
“It’s well-written. I feel like it really does speak to kids and I think it’s a great role to really open up, show people what transgenders are like,” she says, describing her character as someone who “was born physically as a girl but between the ears, he feels like he’s a guy.”
“It lets the audience walk a mile in the character’s shoes and that’s really good.”

Read the full press release here.