'Degrassi Goes Hollywood' coming this summer

‘Degrassi Goes Hollywood’ coming this summer!

Updated Tue. Jun. 23 2009 4:25 PM ET

CTV

In the first ever “Degrassi: The Next Generation” movie, the Degrassi students venture to L.A. via school bus with hopes to score parts in the fictional film, “Mewesical High,” a musical directed by Jason Mewes (Clerks) under the mentorship of Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma).

The special airs Sunday, August 30 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV.

“Degrassi Goes Hollywood” catches up with Paige (Lauren Collins), who is working as a personal assistant to “The Shores” reality television star Hailey Montel (Mary Ashton), understanding that in life you work from the ground up. But when Hollywood hands Paige a shortcut to fame and fortune, she jumps at the opportunity and takes Marco (Adamo Ruggiero) and Ellie (Stacey Farber) along for the ride.

Back in Toronto, Manny (Cassie Steele) has immersed herself in her university theatre program and is committed to becoming an “actor of substance.” But when Manny blows an opportunity to star in Mewes’ feature, she decides to take the road trip to L.A. to win the role and realize her dream.

“Degrassi Goes Hollywood” was partially filmed in Los Angeles. Gossip blogger Perez Hilton and Fall Out Boy bass player Pete Wentz make cameo appearances.

Full episodes of “Degrassi: The Next Generation” are available online at CTV.ca.

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