Axed: Degrassi to end with Season 14
Long-running Canadian teen series, the fourth sequel from its 1979 predecessor, will end with its 14th season.
Long-running Canadian teen series Degrassi will end with its fourteenth season, airing in North America in July.
Degrassi: The Next Generation debuted in 2001, as the fourth fictional series in the franchise, following Degrassi Junior High, Degrassi High and the original The Kids of Degrassi Street, which premiered in 1979.
“For an incredible 14 seasons, Degrassi has been a groundbreaking show tackling so many important topics that real teens face in their everyday lives,” said Keith Dawkins, SVP and general manager, Nicktoons, TeenNick and Nick Jr. “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.”
Executive producer Stephen Stohn commented, “Few producers are as blessed as we have been, working with so many talented and creative individuals at TeenNick for 14 seasons of Degrassi; including 385 episodes and over 100 pieces of original short-form web content. We thank all those at TeenNick who have worked so hard over the years to help us create a television series that changes with the times and continues to authentically connect and interact with the youth audience.”
The series has tackled such topics as sex, teen pregnancy, date rape, drug abuse, self image, homosexuality, self-injury, suicide, abortion, domestic violence, death, racism and more.
It also launched the careers of The Vampire Diaries‘ Nina Dobrev, 90210‘s Shenae Grimes and rapper Drake, aka Jimmy Brooks.
Degrassi airs in Australia on ABC3, currently screening Season 11.