17 August 2012 2:58 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"Degrassi" is nominated for an Emmy for Best Children's Program, but it's not your typical kids' show. Aimed at teens, the Canadian drama addresses subject matter more mature than the category's other four nominees: Disney Channel's "Good Luck Charlie" and "Wizards of Waverly Place," and Nickelodeon's "iCarly" and "Victorious." "We pride ourselves at 'Degrassi' on being fearless in terms of the issues that we will take on," says executive producer Linda Schuyler (pictured, inset). "When we won the Peabody a couple of years ago, it was for the current storyline we have that we're very proud of, which is our transgender character. When we received that award they said to us, '"Degrassi" neither trivialized nor over-sensationalized the issue,' and … that's what we aim for." This year, the show is nominated for its episode »


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