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Degrassi: Summer Days
Degrassi
Current logo used since season 1
Genre Teen drama
Summer drama
Created by ESCIsrael
Starring Main Cast
Theme music composer Jody Colero
Jim McGrath
Stephen Stohn
Opening theme "Whatever It Takes"
Composer(s) Jim McGrath
Tim Welch
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 16
No. of episodes 131
(list of episodes)
Production
Location(s) Toronto, Ontario
Running time 22 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ETV
Picture format HDTV
Original airing July 6, 2018 – present
Chronology
Preceded by Degrassi: School's Out!
Followed by SD: Movies
SD: Revival

Degrassi: Summer Days is a Canadian summer teen drama television series set in the Degrassi universe, which was created by ESCIsrael in 2017. The series follows an ensemble cast of students at Degrassi Community School who face various challenges often seen as taboo such as graffiti, sex, teen pregnancy, bullying, date rape, drug abuse, self image, homosexuality, self-injury, suicide, abortion, domestic violence, death, racism among many other issues.

On 20 August 2021, after the fourth season finale, it had been reported through various platforms that Summer Days had been cancelled by ETV. In a tweet, ETV then denied the news stating, "The series has had 70 great episodes; being a great summer exclusive here at ETV. Any rumors stating that the series is cancelled would be absurd as it's never in our best interest to leave a series with a cliffhanger. Nonetheless, we will make an announcement soon enough."

Despite dozens of reports stating that the series would be cancelled, on 29 November 2021, ETV announced that the series would be renewed for a final season consisting of 6 episodes. The network stated officially, "We apologize for the delay in the announcement as we looked through renewal options. It is sad for longrunning shows to be cancelled, however it is simply not in our best interest to fund an unsuccessful series. Thank you to everyone for the amazing five year journey Summer Days has taken us, and we hope you tune in for the final 6 episodes in July."

Series overview Edit

Season Episodes Originally aired Viewers
(millions)
Season premiere Season finale
0 5 July 6, 2018 August 3, 2018 2.76
1 13 June 7, 2019 August 30, 2019 2.02
2 12 June 15, 2020 August 22, 2020 1.63
3 40 June 2, 2021 August 2021 0.87
4 6 July 13, 2022 August 29, 2022 1.66
5 7 July 7, 2023 August 21, 2023 1.80
6 7 July 8, 2024 August 22, 2024 1.97
7 7 July 2025 August 2025 1.09
8 3 July 6, 2026 3.36
9 3 July 6, 2027 3.42
10 4 July 6, 2029 4.26
11 3 July 12, 2030 3.81
12 3 July 12, 2031 3.49
13 3 July 12, 2032 2.99
14 3 July 12, 2033 2.52
15 4 July 12, 2034 2.07
16 TBA 2044/2045[1][2] N/A

Production Edit

On July 8, 2017, following the success of Degrassi: School's Out!, the producers of Degrassi stated that they would do a followup sequel sometime but did not state any date. One week later, they announced that due to limitations from ETV, a followup movie would not release "in the near feature," but that ratings will play a big role into when the sequel will premiere. On September 15, 2017, the showrunner revealed that the [current season] of Degrassi would have 29 episodes and would have "something different towards the end."

Following the "original finale" of the second Degrassi season, the producers assured that five episodes would still air, but not till July. On July 1, 2018, it was finally revealed that Degrassi would have a new subseries titled Degrassi: Summer Days showing the summer of several students in Degrassi Community School. Following the five-episode run of the subseries, which obtained 2.76 million viewers, it was announced that the show would not be continued in order to include more episodes of the focus of the show. However, ETV greenlit a pilot which included the new characters that were introduced in Summer Days, while the production took place in November 2018.

On 2 December 2020, the producers finally announced that the show was indeed renewed for a third season though the late announcement. They added that the reason towards the late announcement was the negotiations with ETV due to lack of ratings, and that they had finally secured the third season but with a switch to soap opera format. As a result, the third season consisted of a total of 40 episodes though less time was put into each.[3]

Following the six-episode run of the fourth season, which was heavily promoted by the show's fanatics,[4] the showrunner thanked all the viewers for watching the show and sticking with them and told the fans to keep making noise for a hope into the show's future. On 31 August 2022, ETV stated that despite earlier saying that the show had been cancelled, the success of the 6 episodes had led them to the decision to continue the show but with the same format as the fourth season.[5][6] ETV later stated that the fifth season would have 7 episodes, and would have a completely new cast making it a reboot.[7][8][9]

On 31 August 2025, it was announced that Summer Days had been cancelled;[10][11][12] this time, several cast members had even moved on with new shows.[13] ETV stated that the show had a great run spanning eight years and having a total of 97 episodes, but that it was evident that in the last few years the ratings had started to decline.[14][15] Though being cancelled, ETV announced that a television film would be released in July 2018 to wrap up the series given that the older generation had 4 seasons.[16][17][18][19]

The final three episodes (promoted as a film), aired on July 6, 2026, exactly eight years following the premiere of the series.[20] The film was watched by 3.36 million viewers, the second most watched episode to season 0 finale Fifty Things which was watched by .13 more.[21][22][23] The success that the film saw led ETV interested on keeping the franchise alive as an annual film, which then was agreed by both the producers and the network.[24][25][26]

On July 31, 2029, the producers stated that the storylines of the two generations of Summer Days had concluded as both were given a reasonable amount of screentime which ended with the successful reunion of the old generation.[27][28] The head producer stated, "Eleven years later, here we are. Just, wow. We never thought a spin-off of Degrassi would make it this far. Yeah, though, we managed to create two successful generations of summer campers that both had enjoyed much screentime. When you reach a point this far, especially for a show like this, telling storylines gets harder and harder. We could just introduce a new set of characters, but as the old cast have now said goodbye to the movie series, it'll be up to ETV if they still want a new generation."[29][30][31] Nonetheless, ETV announced that Summer Days would be back with a new ensemble cast the following year.[32]

On July 30, 2034, ETV officially announced that the Endgame movie was the last of the franchise following weeks of speculation.[33][34] ETV stated that "they had provided [Summer Days] a home for 15 years, and three generations with five movies for the later."[35] The head of ETV added, "It's not that great when you come to a decision to cancel a show which has been a home of our network for 15 years, but it is the unfortunate choice we have to make. Though, this is not the end as we hope we can move the franchise somewhere."[36][37][38][39]

The producers stated that "they had not given up" and asked the franchise fans to unite and make noise to keep it alive.[40] On September 17, 2034, ETV stated that they "were glad with the viewers enthusiasm" and had made a decision to keep the franchise alive in ETV 2, but back as a television program.[41][42] The producers stated that this opened their opportunities back up meaning they would have more control of the franchise now.[43][44]

It was revealed on 16 January 2035 that the sixteenth season of the series would premiere July 12th and would have a total of 8 episodes, the highest since the not-so-successful third soapy season.[45][46] The complete ensemble cast signed onto the TV series on 31 January 2035,[47][48] with the production having been started on 25 July.[49][50] Before the production started, ETV announced for undisclosed reasons that the show was no longer moving forward at ETV 2, making the show over.[51][52][53]

In an interview with a press member regarding the show, the President of ETV stated, "It was unfortunate for us to cancel the series, but numbers-wise, it was time. Ten years ago, the show was struggling and everything pointed to a cancellation, but we were lucky enough to have come up with an idea to save the show. At this point of time, it is evident that we have tried everything we can to keep the franchise alive, but [Summer Days] has simply been "milked out" at this point. Of course, if it were up to me, I would make sure that the show would go on, but our network depends on money. I do however hope for a revival to the show in ten years or so; I can confirm that we would be up for that. Though, we still hope you can enjoy our Degrassi programs as it nears twenty years of broadcasting."[54][55][56]

The producers of the show, who never publicly spoke about the revival news, later announced that the producers of Degrassi allocated them 10 episodes of Minis per season for [Summer Days], with additional characters from Degrassi.[57][58][59]

Cast Edit

Several cast members of the series first appeared in Degrassi: School's Out!, where they first portrayed their roles. Most members either had a cameo appearance or a minor, talking in a few scenes. These members reprised their roles in Degrassi: Summer Days where they had a very prominent role. After the cancellation of the series, some decided to join the Degrassi cast and the others eventually joined this series. The series also saw some new cast members join though the producers decided to keep the cast small. Following the cancellation of the series, various cast members joined Degrassi: The Other Generation as recurring actors, with some eventually becoming series regulars. Below is a list of series regulars:

Season 1 Edit

  • Sadie Brewer
  • Noul Houston

Grade 8 Edit

Adults and staff Edit

  • Carrie Weaver
  • Mrs. Henderson

Episodes Edit

Season 0 (2018) Edit

Although not considered an actual season of the series, it contains the original characters though was part of the second season of Degrassi: The Other Generation.

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Main plot Subject Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
Degrassi: Summer Days
46 25 "Summer of My Life" TBA TBA July 6, 2018 2.79[60]
  • Note: This episode marks the first of the subseries Degrassi: Summer Days, which takes place during summer. Many original cast members are not present as the cast was not obligated to appear. Third overall episode to take place in the summer, following School's Out.
47 26 TBA TBA TBA July 13, 2018 2.52[61]
  • Note: Fourth overall episode to take place in the summer, following Summer of My Life.
48 27 TBA TBA TBA July 20, 2018 2.39[62]
  • Note: Fifth overall episode to take place in the summer, following TBA.
49 28 "Falling to Pieces" TBA TBA July 27, 2018 2.61[63]
  • Note: Sixth overall episode to take place in the summer, following TBA.
50 29 "Fifty Things" TBA TBA August 3, 2018 3.49[64]
In the season finale,[65] Mr. Fitzgerald returns to Degrassi during summer school to substitute Mr. Paul's absense, confronting Sonja who is full of guilt. Younger brother Mike goes to Nicki's camp as their parents are away in a trip, and she later decides to hide him in her cabin.
  • Note: This episode marks the 50th episode of Degrassi, with 50 being mentioned 14 times. It also marks the return of Mr. Fitzgerald and Mike Henderson, featuring cameos from Mr. & Mrs. Willis and Mrs. Young. Seventh overall episode to take place in the summer, following Falling to Pieces.

Season 1 (2019) Edit

  • Sadie Brewer left the cast as she was offered a role in season 3 of Degrassi.[66]
  • Noul Houston left the cast as he was offered a role in season 3 of Degrassi.[66]
  • Brewer and Houston were the only non-regulars to make an appearance.[67]
  • The writers played with using hashtags for episode titles, being why some episodes had and some didn't.
No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Main plot Subject Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
6-7 1-2 "Don't Say Goodbye"1 Noul
Sadie
TBA October 12, 2018 2.57[68]
Noul and Sadie tell the gang they won't be attending the summer camp anymore as they are both moving to the other side of the city. The others try to come up with a plan to stop them from leaving but it ends up backfiring as they become angry with them. Meanwhile, the counselors inform the campers of the new additions next year.
8 3 "#FeelinSoSexy" Paula TBA June 21, 2019 2.34[69]
9 4 "Bore Me (Yawn)" Austin TBA June 28, 2019 2.11[70]
10 5 "On the Beach" Jo TBA June 28, 2019 1.98[71]
11 6 "Ten Years Gone" Kimbra TBA June 28, 2019 2.05[72]
12 7 "#LoveSexRiot" Austin
Kimbra
TBA June 28, 2019 2.13[73]
13 8 "#DearMrCounselor" Cy TBA June 28, 2019 1.95[74]
14 9 "#ScaryMovies" Colby TBA June 28, 2019 1.87[75]
15 10 "Sinking Deep" Kimbra
Jo
TBA June 28, 2019 1.82[76]
16 11 "Seasons of Love" Cole
Fabian
Britt
TBA June 28, 2019 1.77[77]
17 12 "Everything is Ending" Austin TBA June 28, 2019 1.72[78]
18 13 "#TilSummerComesAround" Cy
Paula
TBA August 30, 2019 1.89[79]
^1 Although the episode was considered part of Season 1, it was advertised as a special prelude to Degrassi.

Season 2 (2020) Edit

  • The writers had come to a decision to not use hashtags for titles, but had applied to an exception for sequels, which had made up two of the episodes.[80][81][82]
No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Main plot Subject Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
19-20 1-2 "All My Bitches" Gina
Janet
Britt
TBA June 19, 2020 1.99[83]
21 3 "Gang Up" Kirk TBA June 19, 2020 1.87[84]
22 4 "Party at the Beach House" Paula
Kimbra
TBA June 19, 2020 1.74[85]
23 5 "Free to Decide" Tony TBA June 19, 2020 1.68[86]
24 6 "#ScrewYou" Jeremy TBA June 19, 2020 1.62[87]
25 7 "#LoveSexRiotAgain" Austin
Kimbra
Tony
TBA June 19, 2020 1.88[88]
26 8 "We Miss Them" Colby
Cy
TBA June 19, 2020 1.66[89]
27 9 "Too Hot" Britt TBA June 19, 2020 1.49[90]
28 10 "Quite Nice People" Austin TBA June 19, 2020 1.38[91]
29 11 "Wild and Free" Kirk TBA June 19, 2020 1.25[92]
30 12 "Bye Bye Beautiful" Cole
Jo
TBA June 19, 2020 1.39[93]

Season 3 (2021) Edit

  • This was the first and only actual season to not use hashtags for the episode titles.[94]
  • The series was switched to a soap opera format for this season, but was discontinued afterwards.[95][96][97]
No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Main plot Subject Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
31-33 1-3 "All Summer Long" Britt
Austin
Paula
TBA June 18, 2021 1.72[98]
67-70 37-40 "Is It Really Over?" TBA TBA June 18, 2021 0.99[99]

Season 4 (2022) Edit

  • This season marked the first time all episode titles were in hashtags.[100][101]
  • Seasons were shortened to 6-7 episodes starting this season, as ratings dropped when episodes increased.[102][103]
  • This was originally the last season of Summer Days, until it was surprisingly renewed by ETV.[104][105][106]
No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Main plot Subject Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
71 1 "#ReleaseSomePressure" Austin TBA June 18, 2022 0.76[107]
72 2 "#TheSearchIsOver" Kimbra TBA June 18, 2022 1.03[108]
73 3 "#HurtMeTomorrow" Fabian TBA June 18, 2022 1.29[109]
74 4 "#OneOfTheseDays" Janet TBA June 18, 2022 1.56[110]
75 5 "#HelloHiGoodbye" Paula TBA June 18, 2022 2.19[111]
76 6 "#WhenSummerEnds" Noul
Sadie
TBA June 18, 2022 3.12[112]

Season 5 (2023) Edit

  • This season introduced a new ensemble cast as the previous had moved on from the show.[113][114][115]
No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Main plot Subject Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
77 1 "#SummerSkies" Greg TBA June 18, 2022 2.04[116]
78 2 "#BeforeSunSets" Beth TBA June 18, 2022 1.87[117]
79 3 "#PlayinItCool" Martin TBA June 18, 2022 1.64[118]
80 4 "#ThisFarGone" Kayla
Adam
TBA June 18, 2022 1.76[119]
81 5 "#InnerWhore" Blanche TBA June 18, 2022 1.59[120]
82 6 "#LoveSexRiot" Lucas
Shirley
Jeanette
TBA June 18, 2022 1.98[121]
83 7 "#ByeForNow" Eugene TBA June 18, 2022 1.74[122]

Season 6 (2024) Edit

  • The series had feared cancellation as the first three episodes had failed with ratings.[123][124][125]
  • This season marked the return of Janet and Austin, whom both got the highest amount of ratings of the six episodes.[126][127][128][129]
No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Main plot Subject Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
84 1 "#LifeLongFling" Shawn TBA June 18, 2022 1.70[130]
85 2 "#LongLiveParty" Juana TBA June 18, 2022 1.58[131]
86 3 "#SneakAttack" Blanche TBA June 18, 2022 1.67[132]
87 4 "#AintMyBitch" Janet TBA June 18, 2022 2.38[133]
88 5 "#LostMyWay" Lucas TBA June 18, 2022 1.80[134]
89-90 6-7 "#LoveSexRiotV" Austin
Shirley
Jeanette
TBA June 18, 2022 2.68[135]

Season 7 (2025) Edit

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Main plot Subject Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
91 1 "#OneMoreShot" Lucas TBA June 18, 2022 1.26[136]
92 2 "#LivingWater" Janet TBA June 18, 2022 1.18[137]
93 3 "#Lifeline" Eugene TBA June 18, 2022 1.07[138]
94 4 "#BurninItDown" Greg
Shawn
TBA June 18, 2022 1.02[139]
95 5 "#LiveForYou" Juana TBA June 18, 2022 0.94[140]
96 6 "#LoveSexRiotVI" Adam
Blanche
Vikki
TBA June 18, 2022 1.29[141]
97 7 "#DaysPassingBy" Kayla TBA June 18, 2022 0.86[142]

First film (2026) Edit

No. in
series
Title Main plot Subject Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
98 "#SummerDaysMovie" Entirety of Ensemble Summer vacation July 6, 2026 3.36[143]
99
100

Second film (2027) Edit

No. in
series
Title Main plot Subject Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
101 "#SummerDaysOfScandals" Entirety of Ensemble Summer vacation July 6, 2027 3.42[144]
102
103

Reunion film (2029) Edit

No. in
series
Title Main plot Subject Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
104 "#SummerDaysOfReunions" Entirety of Classics Summer vacation
Reunion
July 6, 2029 4.26[145]
105
106
107

First Rebooted film (2030) Edit

  • This movie introduced a new ensemble cast as the previous had moved on from the show.[146][147][148]
No. in
series
Title Main plot Subject Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
108 "Summer Days: Rebooted" Entirety of Ensemble Summer vacation July 12, 2030 3.81[149]
109
110

Second Rebooted film (2031) Edit

No. in
series
Title Main plot Subject Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
111 "Summer Days: Scandalous" Entirety of Ensemble Summer vacation July 12, 2031 3.49[150]
112
113

Third Rebooted film (2032) Edit

No. in
series
Title Main plot Subject Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
114 "Summer Days: Slander" Entirety of Ensemble Summer vacation July 12, 2032 2.99[151]
115
116

Fourth Rebooted film (2033) Edit

No. in
series
Title Main plot Subject Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
117 "Summer Days: Smear" Entirety of Ensemble Summer vacation July 12, 2033 2.52[152]
118
119

Final Rebooted film (2034) Edit

No. in
series
Title Main plot Subject Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
120 "Summer Days: Endgame" Entirety of Ensemble Summer vacation July 12, 2034 2.07[153]
121
122
123

Untitled revival (2044/2045) Edit

The President of ETV stated in an interview in 2035 that [ETV] would "definitely" be up for a revival in ten years time, meaning that a revival would be made and would air either 2044 or 2045.[154][155][156] The producers of the series since then did not publicly speak about it, but "winked" in a reply to a tweet regarding the revival.[157][158]

No. in
series
Title Main plot Subject Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
124 "Summer Days: Revival"[159][160][161] Entirety of Ensemble Summer vacation 2044/2045[162][163] N/A

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