CBC (ended 1989)
"Degrassi Junior High" was set in Toronto, Canada and focused on the lives of teenage students. The charcters were realisitc and delt with real life issues such as sex, drugs, dating, pregnancy, rock and roll, and much more. The actors looked like real people, not models, and they were good at acting. This added to how realistic Degrassi JH was.
Degrassi Junior High ran for three seasons and after the students graduated from junior high school, the show became Degrassi High, and continued for two more seasons. The following year saw the tv movie School's Out, which focused on the student's life during the summer after high-school graduation. In 2001 Degrassi: The Next Generation started. It is much like Degrassi Jr High but with a new young cast... and old faves like Snake, Spike, Joey, & Caitlin are now parents & teachers (and couples).
Theme Song Wake up in the morning, feeling shy and lonely, gee, I gotta go to this school. I don't think I can make it, don't think I can take, I wonder what I'm gonna do. But when I look around and see, that someone is smiling right at me, wait, someone talkin' to me, hey, I gotta new friend. Everybody can succeed, all you gotta do is believe, let's be honest with yourself, forget your fears and doubts, come on give us a try at Degrassi Junior High.
- Words and Music by Lewis Manne and Wendy Watson
January 1987-March 1987 Sundays 5:00-5:30pm
January 1988-March 1988 Mondays 8:30-9:00pm
November 1988-March 1989 Mondays 8:30-9:30pm
November 1989-Febuary 1990 Mondays 8:30-9:00pm
November 1990-Febuary 1991 Mondays 8:30-9:00pm
How Do I Get Degrassi Junior High?
All 3 seasons of Degrassi Junior High are now available on DVD. They can be purchased at www.amazon.com.
Degrassi Junior High is also still available on VHS. For VHS ordering go to http://shop.wgbh.org/WGBH/.moreless