The lives of the kids at Degrassi Community School dealing with the serious and sometimes taboo issues that plague teenagers.
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 Archie 'Snake' Simpson (325 episodes, 2001-2015)
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 Clare Edwards (223 episodes, 2006-2015)
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 Alli Bhandari (213 episodes, 2008-2015)
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 Connor Deslauriers (192 episodes, 2008-2015)
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 Drew Torres (187 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Gavin 'Spinner' Mason (181 episodes, 2001-2014)
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 Emma Nelson (180 episodes, 2001-2010)
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 Manny Santos (180 episodes, 2001-2010)
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 Jenna Middleton (177 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Liberty Van Zandt (161 episodes, 2001-2009)
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 Eli Goldsworthy (155 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Fiona Coyne (146 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Jimmy Brooks (145 episodes, 2001-2009)
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 Dave Turner (145 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Paige Michalchuk (143 episodes, 2001-2008)
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 K.C. Guthrie (138 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Holly J. Sinclair (136 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Adam Torres (136 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Bianca DeSousa (133 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Imogen Moreno (132 episodes, 2011-2015)
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The next generation of the students at Degrassi are here. Degrassi: The Next Generation takes place 14 years after the cult hit show "Degrassi Junior High" as students continue to deal with the obstacles of being a teenager. From issues like relationship problems, homosexuality and bullying to more darker issues like rape, school shooting and death. Degrassi: The Next Generation plunges into the world of what this generation is really going through. Written by devil_730

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Shane Kippel, Miriam McDonald, and Cassie Steele were the only original student cast members to remain on the show until 2010. The other original student cast members left anywhere from seasons 7 through 9. See more »

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In "Goin' Down the Road, Part 2" the reflection of the cameraman can be seen in the vanity mirror as Spike and Caitlin hug, and again in the glass door, during Kevin Smith's hurried flight from Caitlin. See more »

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Ashley: You know, you guys should try going a little more post-Emo. Still punk, but less mopey.
Craig: I don't think the other guys even know what regular Emo is. Spinner probably thinks it's a muppet.
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Spin-off Degrassi: Minis (2005) See more »

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Degrassi: The Next Generation Theme
Written by Jody Colero, Jim McGrath, Stephen Stohn
Performed by Jakalope
Vocals by Katie B
Produced and Arranged by Dave Ogilvie & Anthony Valcic
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There's no better show for teens
15 January 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This may not live up to the level of the original '80s Degrassi series, but I still think this is the best (new) show ever for the set age group (preteens and teens). This NOT a fluffy and unrealistic show like Dawson's Creek or Saved By The Bell; it deals with issues many kids face in real life (discrimination, drugs, rumors, and so forth), and often like in real life, things don't just get back to normal at the end of each episode.

The characters on this show range from fantastic to 'eh.' My absolute favorites are Terri and Sean. Terri is VERY sweet and goes to show you that you don't have to be underweight to be beautiful. Sean's often misunderstood. Most see him as a rebel, but he's really a sensitive and loving kid who comes from a bad family.

Tobey and J.T. are great together, though J.T. gets on my nerves sometimes. I don't care much for Liberty or Paige for the fact that they're a bit over the top. Emma's self-righteous at times, but she's still a good character (she's also the daughter of one of the original Degrassi characters, Spike). Manny, Ashley, Jimmy, Spinner, and Craig are all okay too. (I'd say more about these characters but I don't want it to get too long!)

Degrassi: TGN is a breath of fresh air from all the crummy teen shows on nowadays. For one thing, you really can relate to certain characters and plots (I can really relate to the pilot episode where Emma finds out that someone she meets from online isn't who she quite expects. I wasn't so careful about who I talked to online back when I did). But I REALLY hope that Noggin also airs the original Degrassi series someday. That would be incredible.


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