TV Guide Teases Degrassi Finale

Degrassi is to be featured in an upcoming issue of TV Guide, and the article contains some interesting spoilers about the finale.

As expected, it looks like the season 12 summer finale will center around the production of Romeo and Jules. In addition to storylines about Clare, TV Guide hints at an interesting Tristan storyline we may be seeing:

Another twist comes when one of the ‘Romeo and Jules’ leading men, openly gay freshman Tristan (Lyle O’Donohoe), can’t be found after he accepts and intriguing invitation from a secret admirer. Stohn compares tonight’s finale to iconic Degrassi episodes from the past, including the shooting of Jimmy Brooks and the death of J.T. “The way it all comes together makes it a special episode people will remember,” says Stohn. “I cried at the end of it.” Whether those were tears of joy or sadness remains to be seen.

Interesting! Degrassi has posted scans from the article on their official Tumblr blog. Check it out!


Interview: Stephen Stohn with Degrassi Experience

Degrassi’s executive producer Stephen Stohn was interviewed via Skype by the fandom’s most popular vloggers, Alex and Taylor from Degrassi Experience! Check out their exclusive interview with the man behind our favourite show.

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Degrassi Celebrates 300 Episodes

A big congratulations goes out to the entire cast and crew (past and present) of Degrassi, as the series is filming it’s 300th episode today. That is quite the milestone! Degrassi celebrated with this very original Degrassi-style cake, presented to executive producers Linda Schuyler and Stephen Stohn by Canadian TV host Ben Mulroney. Stephen clarified on Twitter that the two figures on top of the cake are him and Linda, with Mr. Simpson (Stefan) sitting on the front steps.

Stephen also pointed out on Twitter that Degrassi has now passed Beverley Hills, 90210 for most episodes of a television series. As well, Degrassi writer Matt Huether tweeted that Degrassi is 2nd only to The Simpsons for most episodes of active shows.

Way to go Degrassi! Here’s to another 300 episodes!


Stephen Stohn Reveals Season 12 Spoilers

Ology’s highly anticipated interview with Degrassi executive producer Stephen Stohn was released today. As expected, Stephen gave us lots of interesting information for Degrassi’s upcoming summer season, including spoilers involving, Eli & Clare, Fiona & Imogen, and the Drew/Katie/Bianca love triangle.

On the subject of Eli and Clare, Stephen explained the process of bringing Eli and Clare’s relationship back to the forefront:

Creatively, what went into bringing Eli and Clare back together?
We always try in Degrassi to be as authentic as possible. You know that. It’s always been a mantra, and life has a way of bringing people together and pulling people apart. At the same time, there’s always been inherent in their characters something that made that relationship special. That’s something that goes on in so many different relationships in real life. Maybe you yourself have had a relationship that was very intense, and for whatever reason broke off… but then maybe you see the person in a new light a few months later after both of you moved on. You may want to try it out, but at the same time, there’s a lot of fear in trying it out.

Read the full interview (with lots of spoilers & information!) right here.


Emma Nelson headed back to halls of Degrassi

 

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Degrassi Executive producer Stephen Stohn and former lead cast member Miriam McDonald share a tweet exchange that could potentially reveal a future minisode plot for Season 12. Miriam played Emma Nelson on the show from Season One to Season Nine. Twitter is already buzzing with speculation of the plot point for her character, with confirmation of the demise of her exiting relationship with Spinner being the number one suggestion. Many fans have been calling for a cameo of notable former cast members and it seems that mini episodes are the perfect way to do it.

 

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Degrassi Episode Titles

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Stephen Stohn on WhoSay

The cast of Degrassi is back in session again this week with new episodes to read through. Stephen Stohn posted pictures of the cast and gave out the latest episode titles. All four of the new niners characters have been at the past two read throughs. Here’s the list of all the released episode titles for Season 11 Part 2:

1130/31- Bleeding Love (Teennick Special Title – Nowhere to Run) Airing in October
1132/33 Underneath It All
1134/35- Can’t Tell Me Nothing
1136/37- Not Ready to Make Nice
1138/39 Need You Now (New)
1140/41 Smash Into You (New)

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Degrassi Picked Up For A 12th Season!

In case you were wondering if Degrassi was going to come to an end anytime soon… this should calm your fears. Stephen Stohn announced on Twitter today that Much Music has picked up Degrassi for a 12th season. This is remarkable, given the fact that season 11 hasn’t even premiered yet. Season 12 likely wont begin filming until the year 2012. As Stephen mentioned on Twitter, I dont think I can remember a time a show was picked up this far in advance. We. So. Excited!


Degrassi Accepts Peabody Award


Congratulations ad from TeenNick and Degrassi’s Peabody Award

The Peabody Awards were handed out today in New York, and several Degrassi representatives were at the event. You might remember that earlier this year it was announced that Degrassi would receive a Peabody Award for its groundbreaking transgender storyline. Today they were presented with this award. Executive producers Stephen Stohn and Linda Schuyler were there along with Jordan Todosey. Stephen has been tweeting pictures from the event, which you can view at his Twitter. Hopefully we will get to see some videos from the event soon!


Stephen Stohn Confirms Season 11 Episode Titles

There has been some confusion lately about the season 11 episode titles. Today @StephenStohn confirmed via Twitter titles for the first 21 episodes. They are as follows:

1103 – Love Game
1104 – What’s My Age Again
1105 – Idioteque
1106/07 – Cry Me a River
1108/09 – Dirt Off Your Shoulder
1110/11 – Paper Planes
1112/13 – Should’ve Said No
1114/15 – U Don’t Know
1116/17 – Lose Yourself
1118/19 – Mr. Brightside
1120/21 – Extraordinary Machine

As you can see, there are some familiar songs there. What do you think these storylines will be about?


Season 11 Confirmed: 44 Episodes + New Cast Announced

Stephen Stohn announced new season 11 details via Twitter this afternoon! We are expecting a press release sometime tomorrow with more information. In the meantime, Stephen tweeted the following:

Yes, Degrassi Season 11 is confirmed, there’ll be 44 episodes (one of which is an hour-long, so 45 half-hours in total)… Cristine Prosperi, Justin Kelly and Chloe Rose join the cast as Imogen Moreno, Jake Martin and Katie Matlin … And the summer will have daily Degrassis like last summer.. with one twist you’ll like, which I’ll let MuchMusic announce!

It’s no surprise that Degrassi will produce 44 episodes once again this season. I’m guessing that the hour-long episode is either the premiere or the finale, which will be aired in a movie-esque way (see TeenNick’s promotion of Season 7′s “Bust a Move” as the “Degrassi Spring Break Movie”). Daily Degrassi’s this summer was also to be expected, given Degrassi’s success in the summer of 2010. What is this “twist” Stephen speaks of? I’m guessing that Much Music will be announcing it soon!

As for the new cast, it looks like they haven’t announced who will be playing Mo/Dennis yet. However, a quick google search of the others revealed the following information:
Cristine Prosperi as Imogen Moreno: Not much can be found about Cristine at this point. Apparently she may have appeared in the film Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming in 2007? This is unconfirmed. On Degrassi, Cristine will play Imogen, a fun, energetic girl who goes to great lengths to stand out in the crowd.
Justin Kelly as Jake Martin: Justin is already known by many Degrassi fans who follow him on Twitter (@IsJustKelly). Born in 1992, Justin played Noah Jackson on The Latest Buzz and Brody Thompson in The Jensen Project. On Degrassi, Justin will play Jake, the new heartthrob and Clare’s rumoured love interest.
Chloe Rose as Katie Matlin: Chloe must be a new actress, because my google search has drawn a blank. On Degrassi she will be playing Katie, Marisol’s BFF and a talented soccer player.

Keep checking Degrassi-Fans.com for all the latest season 10 news. I am going to be away tomorrow night, but I will post updates as soon as I can. We should be getting a press release soon, so stay tuned for that!