Degrassi teen drama sold into U.S. syndication [Globe and Mail]

GAYLE MACDONALD

Toronto — CTV’s teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation has been sold into syndication to the United States, including in five of the top U.S. markets and 18 of the top 25. Vancouver-based Thunderbird Films and its American distribution partner, Program Partners, said yesterday the Degrassi syndication strip has been sold to Tribune Broadcasting group, as well as a consortium of others that includes stations under the Clear Channel banner.

The 25-year-old franchise of shows is produced in Toronto by Epitome Pictures and is the brainchild of veteran producer Linda Schuyler.

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