Degrassi: Next Class premieres Monday, January 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on F2N on Family Channel.
Click here to peek into the hallways of Degrassi.
“Family Channel’s appeal with the teen audience has always been strong and our plans to schedule series in the F2N block that cater to their interests and speak directly to teens will ensure this is a must-see programming destination designed specifically for older youth viewers,” said Joe Tedesco, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, DHX Television. “What better show to have at the helm of our teen offering than Degrassi: Next Class, a series that has spanned generations by exploring discussion-worthy topics that matter to teens in a responsible manner. The series coming to us from AwesomenessTV really capture the joy and angst of the contemporary teenage experience – we’re encouraging viewers to break free from real life while still providing a taste of it.”
From DHX Studios, Degrassi: Next Class tells the stories of Generation Z with equal measures of humour, angst and heart. This drama follows high school students as they grapple with a series of ‘firsts’ and begin their journey into adulthood. Pushing their own limits and testing the bonds of family and friends, the students each find their own way to deal with a range of issues: from homophobia and racism to substance abuse and the complications of dating in the social media age.
New faces joining the previously announced cast of Degrassi: Next Class include: Amir Bageria as Baaz Nahir; Soma Bhatia as Goldi Nahir; Jamie Bloch as Yael Baron; Chelsea Clark as Esme Song; and Dante Scott as Vijay Miraj. The series was co-created by Linda Schuyler who is also Executive Producer with Stephen Stohn, Sarah Glinski and Matt Huether.
Filling out the rest of the F2N schedule are gripping reality, dramatic and comedy series for teens from AwesomenessTV. Seven newly acquired shows highlight the spontaneity and newfound freedom of being a teenager, from blossoming friendships and crushes to the unexpected firsts that come along with growing up. Viewers are bound to find their newest TV obsession as the series joining Degrassi on F2N include:
Ahead of the launch of F2N on Family Channel, viewers are encouraged to visit F2N.ca for exclusive first looks at some of the series coming to the network. Beginning today, the website will be home to a sneak peek to the first six minutes of the premiere episode of Degrassi: Next Class. In January, the full website will launch featuring show information, scheduling details and more exclusive video content.
Family Channel offers the best in family television entertainment in a premium, commercial-free environment. Dedicated to celebrating family life and providing a daily vacation for children and their families, Family airs a unique mix of top-rated Canadian and acquired series, movies and specials. Family is also home to F2N – an entertainment haven for teens that features high quality programs after 9 p.m. Family Channel subscribers have access to Family OnDemand and Family Online at no additional cost, to see hit movies and series when they want them, where they want them. Visit us at Family.ca.
About DHX Television is comprised of Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino, and is part of DHX Media Ltd., a leading creator, producer, marketer and broadcaster of family entertainment. Dedicated to celebrating family fun, DHX Television delivers best-in-class programming through premium subscriptions and its original production mandate, and creates and produces captivating in-market events that appeal to Canadian families. DHX Television is home to world-renowned series including The Next Step, Degrassi: Next Class and Teletubbies. DHX Media Ltd. has offices globally, and is traded on the NASDAQ and Toronto Stock Exchange.
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