Since its groundbreaking introduction on the Canadian airwaves over twenty years ago, DEGRASSI has never shied away from touchy subjects and tonight’s movie event is no exception. Seriously. If you thought abortion, date rape and school shootings were risqué, just wait until you get a load of what Declan’s sister Fiona is struggling with. In a word, “Ewwwwwwwww!”
Luckily for fans of two of DEGRASSI’s most iconic characters, what happens in Niagara Falls doesn’t stay in Niagara Falls. Particularly when a night of drunken debauchery culminates in one of the most random weddings in the show’s history complete with a very SAVED BY THE BELL: WEDDING IN LAS VEGAS-esque cameo by a much beloved character who we haven’t seen in years.
Kids Say the Darndest Things.
Only Holly J. Sinclair would have the audacity to assume that her ‘anchor work’ at her small Toronto high school would warrant her an on air spot on TVM (DEGRASSI’s Version of MTV). No joke, Holly J, you complete us.
Out: Perez Hilton. In: Your source for advanced celebrity dish Lainey Gossip, who gets a much-deserved turn to show off her acting chops. Oh, and she’s not the only C-list celebrity who pops by. Fans can also expect a cameo by TOP MODEL’s Jay Manuel and a more substantial role for MTV Canada’s Jessi Cruickshank who does her best impersonation of a TVM on-air personality.
Whereas DEGRASSI GOES HOLLYWOOD was an opportunity to bid adieu to original series stars Lauren Collins (Page), Adamo Ruggiero (Marco), Stacey Farber (Ellie), and Jake Epstein (Craig), tonight’s movie serves as a fond farewell to Paula Brancati (Jane), Dalmar Abuzeid (Danny), and a possible goodbye to original series stars Miriam McDonald (Emma), Cassie Steele (Manny), Spinner (Shane Kippel) and Jay (Mike Lobel). Well that, or as my Canadian cohort to the West cleverly observed, a no-brainer spin-off of their very own!
TAKES MANHATTAN THE HEAT IS ON airs tonight at 9PM on Teen Nick. Canadians who missed Friday’s broadcast can catch it online on demand at muchmusic.ca