Degrassi: The Next Generation

Degrassi: The Next Generation

Canadian teen drama television series
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Degrassi: The Next Generation

Degrassi: The Next Generation (also known as Degrassi for seasons 10 through 14) is a Canadian teen drama television series set in the Degrassi universe, which was created by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood in 1979. It is the fourth installment in the Degrassi franchise, following The Kids of Degrassi Street, Degrassi Junior High, and Degrassi High. Like its predecessors, the series follows an ensemble cast of students at the fictional Degrassi Community School who face various challenges often seen as taboo such as sex, teen pregnancy, bullying, date rape, drug abuse, body image, homosexuality, domestic violence, gang violence, self-injury, suicide, abortion, mental disorders, death, and many other issues.

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Degrassi (seasons 10–14)
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Theme music composer
  • Jody Colero
  • Jim McGrath
  • Stephen Stohn
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Opening theme
"Whatever It Takes"
by Lisa Dalbello
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Composer
  • Jim McGrath
  • Tim Welch
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Country of origin
Canada
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Original language
English
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No. of seasons
14
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Production location
Toronto, Ontario
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Editor
Gordon Thorne
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Running time
approx. 22 minutes
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Original release
October 14, 2001 – August 2, 2015
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Preceded by
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Craig: I'm fine. Joey: No one is fine after losing someone. I wasn't there with your mom. I just think the pain's gonna catch up to you.
  • Travis Donegan was fired for showing up late too many times. As a result, his character Towerz was written out of the show after just one season.
  • Mike Lobel is the oldest student cast member in the show's history. Lobel was born in 1984 making him older than the second oldest original cast member, Daniel Clark.
  • Sean Cameron was the first Degrassi character to enlist in the Army. He was also the first character to go to prison.
  • Three actors from the Canadian television series, Radio Free Roscoe, appeared on Degrassi at some point in time. Nathan Stephenson appeared as Griffin, Kate Todd appeared as Natasha the Purple Dragon girl, and 'Al Mukadam (I)' appeared as Mohammed, the boy who made fun of Terri for being overweight.
  • Lucas Valieri dropped out of Degrassi during his senior year.

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