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Degrassi: The Other Generation (season 1)
Degrassi
Starring Sonja Hernandez
Cathie Roberson
Anne Lewis
Nicki Henderson
Bon Philips
Chris Stewart
Tim Hughes
Scott Hunter
Mads Pearson
Darin Jones
Mr. Fitzgerald
Country of origin Canada
No. of episodes 21
Release
Original network Wikia
Original release January 1 – July 1, 2017
Season chronology
Next →
Season 2
List of Degrassi: The Other Generation episodes

The first season of Degrassi: The Other Generation commenced airing in Canada on January 1, 2017 and concluded on February 1, 2017, and contains 21 episodes. It introduces a group of seventh and eighth grade schoolchildren, and follows their lives as they deal with the typical issues and challenges of teenage life. This season depicts the 2016-2017 school year.

On March 17, 2017, Degrassi was renewed for a second season consisting of 24 episodes.[1] The success of the series first ten episodes also led ETV to pick up the series for a full season of 22 episodes,[2] and after given many episodes, they used the last four to create a movie thanks to the success.[3] It is the only Degrassi: The Other Generation movie created thus far, though the producers have expressed interest in creating a sequel.[4]

Main charactersEdit

The following 13 characters received star billing:[5]

Grade 8 Edit

Grade 7 Edit

Adults and staff Edit

Recurring characters Edit

Grade 8 Edit

  • Amy Nash

Other students Edit

  • April Wilson (Grade 9)
  • Doyle Hernandez (Grade 9; older brother of Sonja)
  • Kim Hernandez (Grade 6; younger sister of Sonja)
  • Erik Collins (Grade 10)
  • Jace Alvarez (Grade 9; Gerald's son)

Grade 7 Edit

  • Bonnie "Bon" Philips
  • Patrick "Pat" Clark
  • Alicia "Ali" Stauffer
  • Sylvia "Sylv" McGee
  • Mike Henderson
  • Zach Adario

Adults and staff Edit

  • Gerald Alvarez (teacher)
  • Anita Turner (teacher)
  • Eduardo Anderson (teacher)
  • Jacqueline Cortez

Episodes Edit

Plots:

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Main plot Subject Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 1 "It's a New Day (1)" Sonja First day of school January 6, 2017 5.38[6]
Best friends Sonja and Cathie are about to go into Grade 8, so as a result Sonja decides to change her appearance to "look more mature." Meanwhile, Nicki tells her younger stepbrother to not hang around her anymore during school to have a better image and become the next school council president. Series premiere.[7]
  • Note: First appearances of Sonja and Cathie among others
2 2 "It's a New Day (2)" Sonja
Nicki
Class president January 6, 2017 4.57[8]
As the first week of school continues, the race to become class president closes. Mr. Fitzgerald shortlists the two candidates after seeing their speeches, and it is now down to 8th grader Sonja and 7th grader Nicki. Will bribery get the better of the two, or will they win fair and square?
  • Note: First seen election takes place in this episode. First appearances of April among others
3 3 "I Won't Be Ignored" April Grade retention January 13, 2017 3.97[9]
4 4 "When I Kissed the Teacher" Mads Student/teacher relationship January 20, 2017 3.62[10]
5 5 "Protest the Hero (1)" Nicki Student protest January 27, 2017 3.67[11]
6 6 "Protest the Hero (2)" Sonja
Nicki
Student protest January 30, 2017 3.82[12]
7 7 "Can't We Be Friends?" Sonja Criminal record February 3, 2017 3.79[13]
8 8 "I Don't Like You" TBA TBA February 17, 2017 3.42[14]
9 9 "We Belong Together" TBA TBA February 24, 2017 3.30[15]
10 10 "Nothing Lasts Forever" Mike School transfer March 3, 2017 3.72[16]
Due to Mike's decrease in grades of his classes, Mr. Fitzgerald tells him that the experiment he took part in was not successful and that he would have to transfer back to middle school. Feeling guilty, his best friend Zach decides to go with him to be by his side; in the mid-season finale.[17]
  • Note: Final appearances of Mike Henderson and Zach Adario until season 3.
11 11 "Something Better Beginning" TBA TBA May 5, 2017 4.03[18]
In the mid-season premiere,[19] some new students arrive in time for the second semester.
  • Note: This episode implemented new characters whom's actors originally auditioned for other parts and co-starred in the pilot. First appearance of Bruce Yates among others.
12 12 "Brand New Life" TBA TBA May 12, 2017 3.42[20]
13 13 "Hate Me Some More (1)" Nicki TBA May 19, 2017 3.67[21]
Nicki returns to Degrassi.
14 14 "Hate Me Some More (2)" Nicki TBA May 22, 2017 3.75[22]
Nicki returns to Degrassi.
15 15 "Built for Blame" TBA May 26, 2017 3.22[23]
16 16 "Let the Guilt Go" TBA June 2, 2017 3.39[24]
17 17 "School for Scandal" Fitzgerald
Sonja
Child sexual abuse June 9, 2017 3.76[25]
  • Note: This episode marks the return of Sonja Hernandez after a 10-episode absence. First appearances of Mr. and Mrs. Willis.
18-21 18-21 "School's Out!"[26] Sonja
Anne
Mads
Summer vacation July 1, 2017 4.98[27]
In the season finale,[28] a long scandalous and terrifying year finally comes to an end in Degrassi, so as a gift as condolence, the new Principal Willis awards the students with an optional summer-long trip to Las Vegas.
  • Note: This four-part episode aired and was promoted as a film. Second overall episode to take place in the summer, following It's a New Day (1). Final appearances of Mr. and Mrs. Willis.


DVD releaseEdit

The Complete First Season
Archive details Special features
  • 22 episodes
  • 480 minutes
  • 1080p HD quality
  • English subtitles
  • Deleted scenes
  • Bloopers
  • Degrassi Minis
Release date
August 1, 2017

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