“Degrassi” has been canceled. The popular Canadian teen soap “Degrassi: The Next Generation” has been canceled after 14 seasons on air. The show that spawned the careers of rapper Drake and former “Vampire Diaires” star Nina Dobrev will air it’s season finale this summer, Us Weekly reports.
‘Degrassi’ Canceled: Popular Teen Soap To End After 14 Seasons
“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 for Nicktoons, TeenNick, and Nick Jr, via Variety on June 4.
“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.”
‘Degrassi’ Memories: Drake, Nina Dobrev, and More!
“Degrassi: The Next Generation” was rebooted from a show titled “Degrassi Junior High,” and tacked issues such as teen pregnancy, sex, STD’s, death, sexual orientation, abuse, a school shooting, and much more. For years, young fans have been following the lives of the students at the school and relating their own issues to the characters’ problems.
Fan favorite characters over the years have included, Paige, Spinner, Ellie, Jimmy Brooks, played by Drake, Manny, J.T., Liberty, Emma, Shawn, and many more.
The “Degrassi” series finale will air on July 31 after a one-hour special titled “Degrassi: It Goes There” which will count down the top moments of the series and bring back former cast members to dish on the show.