The N Unveils 'Degrassi Minis,' the Network's First New, Original On-Line Series

Eight New Mini Episodes Set to Premiere on the Network’s Website, The-N.com, February 3
New On-line Series Features the Return of Beloved Degrassi Character

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ — The N presents a whole new way to watch Degrassi! The nighttime network for teens will unveil its first, original on-line series created exclusively for broadband entitled, “Degrassi Minis.” The new series will launch on The N’s web site, http://www.the-n.com , beginning Friday, February 3. New “Degrassi Minis” will premiere online each week through March 17.

“Degrassi Minis” are produced by Stefan Brogren (Archie “Snake” Simpson) of Epitome Pictures and give fans of the The N’s hit television series a chance to see their favorite characters in all new scenes and scenarios. While some of the 2-3 minute shorts take place in between existing episodes of the television show, giving fans an extra taste of their favorite moments, others are completely fantastical takes on the Degrassi universe. The “Degrassi Minis” follow the lives of the Degrassi characters to reveal secret crushes and even the return of a beloved Degrassi student!

“For our teen audience, primetime is as much about the web as it is about television, so we are very excited to present The N’s first original narrative content made exclusively for The.N.com ,” said Tom Ascheim, Executive Vice President/General Manager, The N. “Diehard Degrassi fans can now get more of what they crave wherever and whenever they want it.”

“We are thrilled that the “Degrassi Minis” give viewers the opportunity to delve deeper into the Degrassi storylines and to bring back characters who are no longer on the show,” said Stefan Brogren.

Below is the schedule of “Degrassi Minis”:

Friday, February 3
“Don’t You Forget About Me, Part 1”
Sean returns to Degrassi with one goal in mind: to get back the girl who’s
heart he broke.

Friday, February 3
“Notorious”
Spinner catches Manny making the moves on another man.

Friday, February 10
“Bizarre Love Triangle”
Craig proves the old adage, “If he cheated with you, he’ll probably cheat
on you.”

Friday, February 17
“Don’t You Forget About Me, Part 2”
Sean’s back and Jay can’t wait to get back into trouble with him, but is
he back for good?

Friday, February 24
“Man in the Mirror”
Jimmy and Ellie and get up close and personal before band practice.

Friday, March 3
“Bigmouth Strikes Again”
Jay makes one last plea for Spinner to come back to the dark side.

Friday, March 10
Episode 108 – “The Lovecats”
Alex is psyched to go to Kevin Smith movie premiere, but who will be
her date?

Friday, March 17
Episode 105 – “Hey Ladies”
Peter and Emma take their secrecy too far, all the way into the
girls’ washroom.

Degrassi is a fictional, dramatic series that tackles tough issues in a realistic way. The series introduces a new generation of teens 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), Paige (Lauren Collins), Manny (Cassie Steele), Ellie (Stacey Farber), Craig (Jake Epstein), Jimmy (Aubrey Graham), Hazel (Andrea Lewis), Liberty (Sarah Barrable Tishauer), Spinner (Shane Kippel), Marco (Adamo Ruggiero), Toby (Jake Goldsbie), J.T. (Ryan Cooley), Jay (Mike Lobel) and Alex (Deanna Casaluce) as they journey through high school.

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.

The N, the nighttime network for teens, is a programming arm of MTV Networks and is currently available in 45 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 6:00 a.m. (ET). The N and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

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