Canceled Show to Be Revived by Netflix

Jun 9, 2015  •  Post A Comment

Another TV series that just got word it was canceled is coming back to life thanks to Netflix. Time magazine reports that the teen-focused soap opera “Degrassi” will move to the streaming service.

The Canadian series recently received the news that its 14-year run on TeenNick would be winding down in July.

“As EW initially reported, though, that didn’t mean Degrassi Community School was closing its doors for good: The series’ producers planned to transfer it to another to-be-announced broadcaster,” Time notes.

Now Netflix and Canada’s Family Channel have signed on for 20 new episodes of the program, with the run to premiere in early 2016.

The revival will also have a new subtitle, “Next Class.”

In a statement, “Degrassi” co-creator and executive producer Linda Schuyler said: “We are energized and excited to work with Family Channel as we tell stories for the new post-millennial teen cohort known as Generation Z, most of whom weren’t even born when ‘Degrassi’ returned in 2001.”


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  1. No surprise: since Family is losing their rights to Disney Channel content (a rival Canadian broadcaster is launching its own Disney Channel this fall), they need as much original content as possible. DHX owns Family and Degrassi. Slam dunk.

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