School is Back in Session! Degrassi: Next Class returns for its Third Season, January 9 on Family Channel's F2N

FULL SEASON AVAILABLE ON THE FAMILY CHANNEL APP TOMORROW

"Arguably the most politically progressive show on TV." – The New York Times

TORONTO, Jan. 5, 2017 /CNW/ - It may be the longest running dramatic series in Canadian history, but, much like high school, fans of Degrassi: Next Class can look forward to an unpredictable roller coaster ride of emotions when the critically acclaimed teen drama returns for its third season on Monday, January 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Airing weeknights at 10 p.m. ET/PT, on Family Channel's teen programming block F2N,  the new season picks up immediately following season two's cliffhanger finale – after the tragic bus crash which left many fans wondering whether or not their favourite characters survived. Those who can't wait to find out what happens next, can watch all 10 episodes from season three ahead of the broadcast premiere when they are released exclusively on The Family Channel App tomorrow.

From unconventional love triangles to tackling serious subjects like abortion, to dealing with mental health issues and the introduction of Syrian refugees, season three of Degrassi: Next Class looks at many of the realities facing Canadian teens today. The season begins revealing the outcome of the devastating bus crash – many are injured and one student is left in critical condition. Degrassi opens its doors to an influx of Syrian refugees, but when some unexpected tensions arise, so do the student politics. Meanwhile, a post on Hastygram sparks a debate about social media etiquette and what is, or isn't, appropriate to share publically.

Degrassi fans who can't wait to binge-watch the entire season, can do so tomorrow when it is released in full on The Family Channel App. New users can find it in the F2N section and will need to unlock the F2N portal by clicking on the "Settings" menu and clicking on the check mark to make the content visible. For viewers who want to catch up on all the Next Class drama, both season one and two are currently available on The Family Channel App and Family OnDemand.  

Those looking for the inside scoop can head to F2N.ca for a behind-the-scenes look at the series. The dedicated showpage features exclusive video content, information about the characters and the show's complete schedule. Plus, fans can prove how well they know the show by testing their Degrassi knowledge with challenging episode quizzes.     

The third season of Degrassi: Next Class introduces two new cast members, Dalia Yegavian and Parham Rownaghi as Syrian refugees Rasha Zuabi and Saad Al'Maliki, respectively. Also starring are: Amanda Arcuri as Lola Pacini; Amir Bageria as Baaz Nahir; Soma Bhatia as Goldi Nahir; Jamie Bloch as Yael Baron; Chelsea Clark as Esme Song; Reiya Downs as Shay Powers; Ana Golja as Zoe Rivas; Nikki Gould as Grace Cardinal; Ricardo Hoyos as Zig Novak; Ehren Kassam as Jonah Haak; Andre Kim as Winston Chu; Lyle Lettau as Tristan Milligan; Spencer Macpherson as Hunter Hollingsworth; Eric Osborne as Miles Hollingsworth III; Olivia Scriven as Maya Matlin; Dante Scott as Vijay Miraj; Sara Waisglass as Frankie Hollingsworth; Richard Walters as Deon "Tiny" Bell; and Stefan Brogren as Principal Simpson.

Degrassi: Next Class is produced by DHX Media, in association with Family Channel and Netflix. The series was co-created by Linda Schuyler who is also Executive Producer with Stephen Stohn, Sarah Glinski and Matt Huether.

Family Channel offers the best in family television entertainment in a premium, high-definition, multiplatform environment. Dedicated to celebrating family life and providing a daily vacation for Canadian families, Family airs a unique mix of top-rated Canadian and acquired series, movies and specials. Family is also home to F2N – an entertainment haven for teens that features high quality programs after 9 p.m. Family Channel subscribers have access to The Family Channel App, Family OnDemand and Family Online at no additional cost, to see hit movies and series when they want them, where they want them. Visit us at Family.ca.

About DHX Television
DHX Television is comprised of Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino, and is part of DHX Media Ltd., a leading creator, producer, marketer and broadcaster of family entertainment. Dedicated to celebrating family fun, DHX Television delivers best-in-class programming through premium subscriptions and its original production mandate, and creates and produces captivating in-market events that appeal to Canadian families. DHX Television is home to world-renowned series including The Next Step, Degrassi: Next Class and Teletubbies. DHX Media Ltd. has offices globally, and is traded on the NASDAQ and Toronto Stock Exchange.

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For further information: please contact: Joanna Landsberg, Publicist - DHX Television, 416.977.7458, joanna.landsberg@dhxmedia.com


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