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DEGRASSI Celebrates the End of an Era with Hour-Long Graduation Special, June 21, Exclusively on MuchMusic # # # DEGRASSI Summer

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TORONTO (June 12, 2013) – This June, DEGRASSI celebrates the graduation of an unforgettable crew of fan-favourite students. MuchMusic’s #1 Original Canadian Series DEGRASSI premieres the emotional, hour-long graduation special, “The Time Of My Life,” Friday, June 21 at 9 p.m. ET. The episode sees many beloved characters saying goodbye, including Fiona Coyne (Annie Clark) and Bianca DeSousa (Alicia Josipovic), and wraps up the best storylines of the season just in time for summer break!

But viewers won’t have to wait long to catch up with the remaining DEGRASSI students! With three fresh, new faces the fierce and fashion-forward Zoë Rivas (Ana Golja), athlete and former prep-school kid Miles Hollingsworth III (Eric Osborne), and sarcastic wingman Winston “Chewy” Chu (Andre Kim) the summer chapter of DEGRASSI begins July 11 in special, hour-long episode that kicks off a brand-new timeslot, Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET. Then, on July 18 immediately following DEGRASSI at 8:30 p.m. ET, MuchMusic launches the all-new, 30-minute DEGRASSI after-show, featuring exclusive interviews with cast members.

In “The Time Of My Life” (July 11), with graduation fast approaching, Imogen can’t imagine saying goodbye to Fiona and resorts to desperate measures to try and keep them together. Clare is attempting to move on with her life without Eli, but he is not ready to let her go and, like Imogen, goes to great lengths to preserve their relationship. Will it be too late? Mo wants to lock down a bromance with Jake before the summer, but doing so jeopardizes his relationship with Marisol.

          

              ** Media Note **– Download photos for DEGRASSI at bellmediapr.ca/muchmusic

DEGRASSI’s Class of 2013 is:

Marisol Lewis (Shanice Banton)
Eli Goldsworthy (Munro Chambers)
Fiona Coyne (Annie Clark)
Bianca DeSousa (Alicia Josipovic)
Jake Martin (Justin Kelly)
Owen Milligan (Daniel Kelly)
Mo Mashkour (Jacob Neayem)
Imogen Moreno (Cristine Prosperi)
Katie Matlin (Chloe Rose)

About DEGRASSI

DEGRASSI is produced by Epitome Pictures (THE L.A. COMPLEX, INSTANT STAR) in association with MuchMusic/CTV. The series was co-created by Linda Schuyler, co-producer of the original Degrassi series and Yan Moore. Schuyler and Stephen Stohn serve as Executive Producers. Sarah Glinski executive produces. Distribution company for the series is Echo Bridge Entertainment. For Bell Media, Gosia Kamela and Mike Richardson are Production Executives. Trish Williams is Director, Drama, Independent Production. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production. Neil Staite is Vice-President and General Manager, Music and Entertainment. Catherine MacLeod is Vice-President, Specialty Channels. Rick Brace is President, Specialty Channels and CTV Production, and Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports.

About Bell Media Independent Production

Bell Media has commissioned and co-produced some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, while working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, THE LISTENER, and MOTIVE, the #1 new Canadian series of the 2012/13 season. Premiering this summer are relationship comedy SATISFACTION and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, a Canadian-produced, complementary version of the hit international series. To premiere later in the 2013/14 season are the drama series PLAYED, multi-cam office comedy SPUN OUT, and hit international format MASTERCHEF CANADA. Among the scripted series on Bell Media specialty channels are the two-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the recently renewed ORPHAN BLACK, and upcoming drama BITTEN. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to reality series PANIC BUTTON and BRAVE NEW GIRL, game shows MATCH GAME and POP QUIZ, and factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, and LAST CAR STANDING. In total, Bell Media ordered 27 new original Canadian series in 2012, and put 35 scripted projects into development.

About MuchMusic

As the No. 1 Canadian brand for young adults, MuchMusic is the go-to channel for all things pop-culture, delivering excitement through exclusive live events, interviews with leading musicians and celebrities, and the biggest scripted series. From the MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS to its industry-leading online and social media outreach, including MuchMusic.com, on Twitter @MuchMusic and Facebook – with more than 1.25 million likes and counting, MuchMusic continues to deliver on its promise of bringing fans that Much closer to their idols. Much spotlights homegrown talent through original productions including DEGRASSI, NEW.MUSIC.LIVE., and VIDEO ON TRIAL and supports the Canadian music video production industry with its annual, multi-million dollar contribution to MuchFACT. Much is available in 9.2 million households across Canada via cable, satellite, and mobile. Much is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

Follow MuchMusic on Twitter: @muchmusic
Follow Degrassi on Much on Twitter: @Degrassi

 

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Nicola Krishna, 416.384.5276 or nicola.krishna@bellmedia.ca

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DEGRASSI Celebrates the End of an Era with Hour-Long Graduation Special, June 21, Exclusively on MuchMusic # # # DEGRASSI Summer

To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/15X0qJg

TORONTO (June 12, 2013) – This June, DEGRASSI celebrates the graduation of an unforgettable crew of fan-favourite students. MuchMusic’s #1 Original Canadian Series DEGRASSI premieres the emotional, hour-long graduation special, “The Time Of My Life,” Friday, June 21 at 9 p.m. ET. The episode sees many beloved characters saying goodbye, including Fiona Coyne (Annie Clark) and Bianca DeSousa (Alicia Josipovic), and wraps up the best storylines of the season just in time for summer break!

But viewers won’t have to wait long to catch up with the remaining DEGRASSI students! With three fresh, new faces the fierce and fashion-forward Zoë Rivas (Ana Golja), athlete and former prep-school kid Miles Hollingsworth III (Eric Osborne), and sarcastic wingman Winston “Chewy” Chu (Andre Kim) the summer chapter of DEGRASSI begins July 11 in special, hour-long episode that kicks off a brand-new timeslot, Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET. Then, on July 18 immediately following DEGRASSI at 8:30 p.m. ET, MuchMusic launches the all-new, 30-minute DEGRASSI after-show, featuring exclusive interviews with cast members.

In “The Time Of My Life” (July 11), with graduation fast approaching, Imogen can’t imagine saying goodbye to Fiona and resorts to desperate measures to try and keep them together. Clare is attempting to move on with her life without Eli, but he is not ready to let her go and, like Imogen, goes to great lengths to preserve their relationship. Will it be too late? Mo wants to lock down a bromance with Jake before the summer, but doing so jeopardizes his relationship with Marisol.

          

              ** Media Note **– Download photos for DEGRASSI at bellmediapr.ca/muchmusic

DEGRASSI’s Class of 2013 is:

Marisol Lewis (Shanice Banton)
Eli Goldsworthy (Munro Chambers)
Fiona Coyne (Annie Clark)
Bianca DeSousa (Alicia Josipovic)
Jake Martin (Justin Kelly)
Owen Milligan (Daniel Kelly)
Mo Mashkour (Jacob Neayem)
Imogen Moreno (Cristine Prosperi)
Katie Matlin (Chloe Rose)

About DEGRASSI

DEGRASSI is produced by Epitome Pictures (THE L.A. COMPLEX, INSTANT STAR) in association with MuchMusic/CTV. The series was co-created by Linda Schuyler, co-producer of the original Degrassi series and Yan Moore. Schuyler and Stephen Stohn serve as Executive Producers. Sarah Glinski executive produces. Distribution company for the series is Echo Bridge Entertainment. For Bell Media, Gosia Kamela and Mike Richardson are Production Executives. Trish Williams is Director, Drama, Independent Production. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production. Neil Staite is Vice-President and General Manager, Music and Entertainment. Catherine MacLeod is Vice-President, Specialty Channels. Rick Brace is President, Specialty Channels and CTV Production, and Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports.

About Bell Media Independent Production

Bell Media has commissioned and co-produced some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, while working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, THE LISTENER, and MOTIVE, the #1 new Canadian series of the 2012/13 season. Premiering this summer are relationship comedy SATISFACTION and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, a Canadian-produced, complementary version of the hit international series. To premiere later in the 2013/14 season are the drama series PLAYED, multi-cam office comedy SPUN OUT, and hit international format MASTERCHEF CANADA. Among the scripted series on Bell Media specialty channels are the two-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the recently renewed ORPHAN BLACK, and upcoming drama BITTEN. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to reality series PANIC BUTTON and BRAVE NEW GIRL, game shows MATCH GAME and POP QUIZ, and factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, and LAST CAR STANDING. In total, Bell Media ordered 27 new original Canadian series in 2012, and put 35 scripted projects into development.

About MuchMusic

As the No. 1 Canadian brand for young adults, MuchMusic is the go-to channel for all things pop-culture, delivering excitement through exclusive live events, interviews with leading musicians and celebrities, and the biggest scripted series. From the MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS to its industry-leading online and social media outreach, including MuchMusic.com, on Twitter @MuchMusic and Facebook – with more than 1.25 million likes and counting, MuchMusic continues to deliver on its promise of bringing fans that Much closer to their idols. Much spotlights homegrown talent through original productions including DEGRASSI, NEW.MUSIC.LIVE., and VIDEO ON TRIAL and supports the Canadian music video production industry with its annual, multi-million dollar contribution to MuchFACT. Much is available in 9.2 million households across Canada via cable, satellite, and mobile. Much is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

Follow MuchMusic on Twitter: @muchmusic
Follow Degrassi on Much on Twitter: @Degrassi

 

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For more information:

Nicola Krishna, 416.384.5276 or nicola.krishna@bellmedia.ca

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