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[08/27/07 - 05:50 PM]
The N's Degrassi: The Next Generation Wins Its Second Teen Choice Award as Series Gears Up for Season Seven Premiering Fall 2007
The series is currently in production in Toronto on season seven with 24 new original half-hour episodes set to premiere on The N this Fall.

[via press release from The N]

The N's Degrassi: The Next Generation Wins Its Second Teen Choice Award as Series Gears Up for Season Seven Premiering Fall 2007

Hit Teen Show Wins The Coveted Surfboard As The 'Choice Summer Series' Of 2007

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 -- Teens everywhere have spoken, texted and voted and made it official -- The N's Degrassi: The Next Generation has once again taken home the coveted surfboard at this year's Teen Choice Awards in the category of "Choice Summer Series." The teen award marks Degrassi's second win in the same category, winning first in Summer, 2005. The Ninth Annual Teen Choice Awards were hosted by teen queen Hilary Duff and actor / comedian Nick Cannon and aired live on FOX last night Sunday, August 26 in Universal City, CA at the Gibson Amphitheatre. Degrassi: The Next Generation is currently in production in Toronto on season seven with 24 new original half-hour episodes set to premiere on The N this Fall. The award-winning series also enters syndication across the country this September.

"Degrassi has become an international phenomenon and our viewers can't get enough of the award-winning series," said Sarah Tomassi Lindman, Senior Vice President and General Manager, The N. "Our second Teen Choice Award comes on the heels of what is sure to be our best season yet. With season seven premiering this Fall and Degrassi also entering syndication, the hit series is sure to deliver all the teen angst that our fans love while introducing the series to a brand new audience around the country."

"How cool is it that Degrassi gets to take home another Teen Choice surfboard?" says Stephen Stohn, Degrassi's Executive Producer. "This fantastic win comes at a really exciting time for us as the series gears up for daily syndication throughout the US starting just next week."

Other nominated series for "Choice Summer Series" included America's Got Talent, So You Think You Can Dance, The Singing Bee and Don't Forget The Lyrics. Arriving for red carpet duty and taking in the Awards Ceremony from the Gibson Amphitheatre were Degrassi: The Next Generation cast members: Stacey Farber (Ellie Nash), Aubrey Graham (Jimmy Brooks), Adamo Ruggiero (Marco Del Rossi), Shane Kippel (Gaven "Spinner" Mason) and Stefan Brogren (Archie "Snake" Simpson).

The 2007 Teen Choice Awards celebrate the hottest teen icons in film, television, music, sports and fashion. Celebrities in attendance included Jessica Alba, Steve Carell, Shia LaBeouf, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Megan Fox, Anna Paquin, Emmy Rossum and Ryan Seacrest with a live musical performance by Fergie.

Degrassi: The Next Generation, winner of both a Television Critics Association Award and two Teen Choice Summer Series Awards, is a fictional, dramatic series that tackles tough issues in a realistic way. Degrassi introduces a new generation of kids going through the trials and tribulations of adolescence in the 21st century at the newly refurbished Degrassi Community School. The series follows Emma (Miriam McDonald), Manny (Cassie Steele), Jimmy (Aubrey Graham), Alex (Deanna Casaluce), Liberty (Sarah Barrable- Tishauer), Spinner (Shane Kippel), Toby (Jake Goldsbie), Darcy (Shenae Grimes) and Peter (Jamie Johnston) as they journey through high school, as well as alumni Paige (Lauren Collins), Ellie (Stacey Farber), Marco (Adamo Ruggiero), Craig (Jake Epstein) and Jay (Mike Lobel) as they experience life post Degrassi.

Degrassi: The Next Generation is produced by Epitome Pictures in association with 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. Season Seven Executive Producer is Brendon Yorke. Degrassi: The Next Generation has been successfully licensed in Britain, France, the U.S. and Australia by AAC Kids, an Alliance Atlantis Division.

Epitome Pictures and its affiliate companies have been producing quality Canadian programming since 1976, including the multi-award winning, internationally recognized Degrassi franchise, The Kids of Degrassi Street, Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High, which still air throughout the world. Epitome Pictures has also produced the series Liberty Street and Riverdale as well as several MOWs. For more information, please visit http://www.epitomepictures.com.

ABOUT THE N

The N, the nighttime network for teens, is a programming arm of MTV Networks and is currently available in 60 million households via cable, digital cable and satellite television. The N's mission is to be the authentic voice for teens and help them figure out their lives with relevant, topical programming on-air and online at the Emmy Award-winning network's web site http://www.the-n.com. The N airs everyday from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. (ET). The N and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

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