After 14 incredible seasons with Bell Media, the iconic original Canadian series DEGRASSI ends its run on MTV with the one-hour series finale on Friday, July 31 at 9 p.m. ET, followed by the two-hour original movie DEGRASSI: DON’T LOOK BACK on Sunday, Aug. 2 at 9 p.m. ET. In the epic series finale on MTV, the students of DEGRASSI head to prom before they take the stage to graduate. Then, in DEGRASSI: DON’T LOOK BACK, everyone thinks it will be the best summer ever, but the city has something else in store for them.
DEGRASSI has made an incredible impact in Canadian television, bringing its weekly audience along as it tackles the tough challenges of high school. Since Bell Media’s partnership with Epitome Pictures began in 2001, DEGRASSI has won 19 Gemini Awards, 10 Canadian Screen Awards, two Teen Choice Awards, a Peabody Award, and has received four Emmy® Award nominations. Season 14 is currently streaming on MTV.ca, while Season 12 and 13 are streaming on CraveTV.
“DEGRASSI is ending on MTV the same way it began on CTV 14 years ago – telling the ground-breaking and authentic stories of Canadian youth,” said Phil King, President – CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming, Bell Media. “Bell Media is thankful to the hard-working crew and cast at Epitome for allowing us to share these stories with viewers across the country.”
In the series finale on MTV, “Finally” Part 1 and 2 (Friday, July 31 at 9 p.m. ET), while Alli (Melinda Shankar) may have her future set in stone, Clare (Aislinn Paul) starts to see that maybe, not having everything figured out is a good thing after all. Meanwhile, with all the excitement surrounding graduation, Dallas (Demetrius Joyette) and Drew (Luke Bilyk) must come together to ensure prom is a night to remember for years to come.
In the original Canadian movie DEGRASSI: DON’T LOOK BACK (Sunday, Aug. 2 at 9 p.m. ET), Maya (Olivia Scriven) has high hopes of spending the summer lifeguarding at the beach with Zig (Ricardo Hoyos), but her hopes are crushed when she fails her CPR class. Determined not to let her summer be a total bust, she sets her sights on a nanny job for a prestigious music producer, but is foiled by Gloria (Nicole Samantha Huff) who swoops in and gets the job. Frankie’s (Sara Waisglass) pumped for her summer job as a city hall intern but finds it’s an uphill battle with the other older interns. Meanwhile, Zoe is determined to coast through summer school with Tristan (Lyle Lettau) by riding the coat-tails of Hunter and Grace. And while all the kids have challenges, what really overshadows the summer is that sexy and infuriating Gloria goes missing. This cloud hovers over everyone’s summer as they are all, in one way or another, touched by her disappearance.
DEGRASSI cast regulars include Amanda Arcuri as Lola Pacini; Luke Bilyk as Drew Torres; Munro Chambers as Eli Goldsworthy; Reiya Downs as Shay Powers; Sarah Fisher as Becky; Ana Golja as Zoë Rivas; Nikki Gould as Grace Cardinal; Ricardo Hoyos as Zig Novak; Demetrius Joyette as Mike Dallas; Ehren Kassam as Jonah Haak; Andre Kim as Winston Chu; Lyle Lettau as Tristan Milligan; Spencer Macpherson as Hunter Hollingsworth; Eric Osborne as Miles Hollingsworth III; Aislinn Paul as Clare; Cristine Prosperi as Imogen; AJ Saudin as Connor; Olivia Scriven as Maya Matlin; Melinda Shankar as Alli; Jessica Tyler as Jenna; Olivia Scriven as Maya; Sara Waisglass as Frankie Hollingsworth; and Richard Walters as Deon “Tiny” Bell. Classic cast member Stefan Brogren returns as Principal Archie “Snake” Simpson.