DAILY NEWS Jul 16, 2012 8:28 AM - 0 comments

Degrassi Returns with Live Broadcast and Video Stream

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Exclusive behind-the-screen content and a brand new from Season 12 of Degrassi will be highlighted in a special webcast and live event this evening.

Specialty channel MuchMusic is marking the return of one of its hottest original series with an exclusive multi-platform presentation.

Series stars will be in attendance and sign autographs, pose for photos and dish out all the juicy behind-the-scenes deets, leading up to the live screening at 10 p.m. ET.

Much continues the celebrations for the season premiere with a special episode of NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. produced in the studio parking lot in downtown Toronto. There will also be a special Degrassi-themed taping of Today’s Top Ten. Later, a unique Q&A session with program celebrities will stream live, followed by the live stream of the premiere episode at 10 p.m. ET, on muchmusic.com.

Much VJs Jesse Giddings, Liz Trinnear, Phoebe Dykstra and T-RexXx will be chatting with the cast and fans live from the parking lot all night long.

Throughout the summer season, members of the MuchCloser social network can watch episodes on muchmusic.com where they can also interact with show content and participate in Degrassi-specific contests and missions.

MuchCloser members can win special program prizes.

New episodes of Degrassi air weeknights, Monday-Thursday, starting Monday, July 16 on MuchMusic and MuchMusic.com.

Degrassi is produced by Epitome Pictures in association with MuchMusic/CTV. The series was co-created by Linda Schuyler, co-producer of the original DEGRASSI series and Yan Moore. Schuyler and Stephen Stohn serve as Executive Producers. Sarah Glinski executive produces. Distribution company for the series is Echo Bridge Entertainment. For Bell Media, Gosia Kamela and Mike Richardson are Production Executives. Trish Williams is Director, Drama, Independent Production. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production. Neil Staite is Vice-President and General Manager, Music and Entertainment. Catherine MacLeod is Vice-President, Specialty Channels. Rick Brace is President, Specialty Channels and CTV Production, and Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports.

Much is a division of Bell Media, owned by BCE Inc.

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