Degrassi creator to get special Gemini award [cbc.ca]

Linda Schuyler, co-creator and producer of the Degrassi TV franchise, has been named winner of the Academy Achievement Award from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. She is one of five people from Canadian television who will be presented with special awards during the Gemini Awards galas later this month. The Degrassi franchise, which…

'Degrassi' Alum Andrea Lewis 'Can't Wait To Share Stage' With Drake

Toronto singer played Drizzy’s onscreen girlfriend but is focused on music with the release of independent album 5-4-3-2-1. By Jayson Rodriguez with reporting by Matt Elias On paper Andrea Lewis has a lot in common with her former onscreen beau, Aubrey “Drake” Graham: Lewis is a Toronto native and was once a regular castmember of…

Degrassi seamlessly incorporates transgendered character

The Gazette (Montreal) August 4, 2010 Wednesday Final Edition Degrassi seamlessly incorporates transgendered character BYLINE: KAT ANGUS, Postmedia News SECTION: ARTS & LIFE; Fine Tuning; Pg. C6 LENGTH: 301 words Degrassi (MuchMusic, 9 p.m.) is three weeks into its telenovela format, and this week saw the introduction of Adam, the teen drama’s first transgendered character.…

TeenNick turns on the tele

Variety July 25, 2010 TeenNick turns on the tele SECTION: NEWS; TV; Pg. 4 LENGTH: 299 words American couch potatoes have never warmed up to telenovela-style scheduling in primetime. But that hasn’t stopped networks from trying. TeenNick, the primetime block on the Nickelodeon-run cabler the N, is the latest to take a stab at training…

Degrassi shakes up its format;

The Gazette (Montreal) July 19, 2010 Monday Final Edition Degrassi shakes up its format; BYLINE: JULIE FORTIER, Postmedia News SECTION: ARTS & LIFE; Fine Tuning; Pg. A22 LENGTH: 140 words Fans of Degrassi (Much-Music, 9 p.m.). are in for a big shakeup as the high school drama returns tonight with its Season 10 premiere. Besides…