Stars of The N’s Teen Drama Degrassi: The Next Generation to Visit Malls Across the Country as Part of GGP’s The Scene Tour
Tuesday July 6, 12:09 pm ET
‘The N’s Degrassi Scene’ to Hit 12 Cities From July 10 Through September 25
Cities Include: Orlando, Atlanta, Houston, Tucson, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver, Omaha, Chicago And Boston
* (Degrassi tapes and color art of the cast available upon request)
NEW YORK, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The N, the nighttime network for tweens and teens, has signed on as the exclusive TV sponsor of General Growth Properties (GGP) The Scene Tour and will bring stars from its hit teen drama, Degrassi: The Next Generation, to malls across the country this summer. The Scene, now in its fifth year, is an award-winning, back-to-school, in-mall event comprised of various “scenes” that showcase the lifestyle and trends of today’s teens. Other event partners include, Pepsi, CosmoGIRL!, Cotton Inc., Joico, Fuji and the DK BMX Bike Team.
The N’s Degrassi Scene will feature an autograph area where teens can meet stars from the hit teen drama Degrassi, a trivia center where they can win exclusive merchandise from Degrassi and The N and an area where they can enter to win a walk-on part on the show.
The N will bring two different Degrassi stars to each of The Scene’s twelve main event malls. The 12 event malls include:
Altamonte Mall Orlando July 10
North Point Mall Atlanta July 17
The Parks at Arlington Dallas July 24
First Colony Mall Houston July 31
Tucson Mall Tucson August 7
Ala Moana Honolulu August 14 & 15
Glendale Galleria Los Angeles August 21
Alderwood Mall Seattle August 28
Southwest Plaza Denver September 4
Oak View Mall Omaha September 11
Spring Hill Mall Chicago September 18
Natick Mall Boston September 25
In other ‘Scenes,’ teens will have the chance to visit the Pepsi Smash screening party, step inside the CosmoGIRL! Cool Room!, view the 2004 Kiss of Approval award winners and watch DK BMX bike stunt shows take place inside the mall.
Degrassi: The Next Generation, a spin-off of the award-winning Degrassi High and Degrassi Junior High, introduces a new generation of kids going through the trials and tribulations of adolescence in the 21st century at the newly refurbished Degrassi Community School. The series follows Emma (Miriam McDonald), Ashley (Melissa McIntyre), Paige (Lauren Collins), Manny (Cassie Steele), Ellie (Stacey Farber), Craig (Jake Epstein), Jimmy (Aubrey Graham), Sean (Daniel Clark), Hazel (Andrea Lewis), Liberty (Sarah Barrable Tishauer), Spinner (Shane Keppet), Marco (Adamo Ruggiero), Toby (Jake Goldsbie), J.T. (Ryan Cooley) and Terri (Christina Schmidt) as they journey through high school.
The fourth season of Degrassi: The Next Generation will premiere on October 1 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) on The N. Degrassi airs regularly Friday nights at 8:00 p.m. (ET) and 10:00 p.m. (ET) on The N.
Epitome Pictures and its affiliate companies have been producing quality Canadian programming since 1976, including the multi-award winning, internationally recognized Degrassi franchise, The Kids of Degrassi Street, Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High, which still air throughout the world. Epitome Pictures has also produced the series Liberty Street and Riverdale, as well as several MOWs. For more information, please visit http://www.epitomepictures.com.
General Growth Properties is the country’s second largest shopping center owner, developer and manager of regional shopping malls. General Growth currently has ownership interest in, or management responsibility for, a portfolio of 177 regional shopping malls in 41 states. The company portfolio totals approximately 153 million square feet of retail space and includes over 16,000 retailers nationwide. A publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), General Growth Properties is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GGP. For more information on General Growth Properties and its portfolio of malls, please visit the company web site at http://www.generalgrowth.com.
The N, the nighttime network for tweens and teens, is a programming arm of MTV Networks and is currently available in 40 million households via cable, digital cable and satellite television. The N’s mission is to be the authentic voice for teens and help them figure out their lives with relevant, topical programming on-air and online at the network’s web site http://www.the-n.com. The N airs everyday from 6:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. (ET). The N and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.