We might have had One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl, but other countries nail teen dramas. The British version of Skins was so much better than the US remake and Canada’s Degrassi was must-see television for teens. But like all things, it must come to an end. The high school drama that convinced us not all kids in Canada were as awful as Justin Bieber is ending after 14 seasons. *Sad face*
The show is going out over the course of a two-week finale that begins with an hour-long episode on July 20. New episodes will air every day on TeenNick until the final finale on July 31.
“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.”
Stateside, Degrassi is best known as the launchpad for Drake, aka Wheelchair Jimmy. The show also started the careers of Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries) and Shinae Grimes (90210).
Super sad, but it had a good run…and literally everything that could happen did. School’s out.