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
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
"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
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