Posts with tag "degrassi"

  • Expect More Stars to Emerge From 'Degrassi'

    Posted Dec 5th 2010 at 03:00 PM by Rebecca Macatee

    The rapper we now know as Drake wasn't always a hip-hop heavyweight. Before his days of collaborating with Lil Wayne, he was Aubrey Drake Graham, a Canadian teen star known for his role as the paraplegic Degrassi High School student, Jimmy Brooks. But Drake isn't the only cast member of 'Degrassi: The Next Generation' to transition from 'Teen Nick' to big-time Hollywood. The educational prog...

  • 'Degrassi' Can Never Die

    Posted Aug 28th 2009 at 09:15 AM by Chris Jancelewicz

    I don't think anybody in 1987 could have predicted the success of the new show, 'Degrassi Junior High', premiering on CBC. Always gritty, sometimes ugly, and downright Canadian in every aspect, 'Degrassi' has a longevity that no other homegrown show can brag about. Now, over 20 years later, the next-generation Degrassi kids are doing things that Caitlin, Joey, and Wheels could only dream about. T...

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