Degrassi High

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  • TV-14
  • 1989
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.1  (2,890)

The television series Degrassi High is a continuation of Degrassi Junior High. Those junior high kids are now older teenagers, navigating their way through the high school years trying to figure out who they are and what they want to be. Degrassi High has all the typical components of a show about high school, friendships being tested, relationships being made and broken, and each student's decision on whether or not to give in to the peer pressures they are faced with. Degrassi High is a Canadian television series that was popular both there and in the United States. Between the original Degrassi Junior High and the later named Degrassi High, the show ran from 1987 to 1991. Kit Hood and Linda Schuyler were its creators. The main characters of the show included Joey, Snake, and Wheels, three best friends who tried being in a band, which they named The Zit Remedy. The band had only one song called Everybody Wants Something, but it was a hit. Other characters included Spike, Caitlin, twins Heather and Erica, Lucy, Arthur, Yick, Alexa, Nancy, Melanie, Alex, Kathleen, and many others. With so many main characters of the show, several story-lines were often detailed and brought into one in each episode. All of their paths crossed at some point, most quite often, whether they were friends or not, and whether they were in the same grade or not. At the time, most shows on TV would skip around the real-life dramas, but Degrassi High certainly did not. The show told it like it was, depicting real-life scenarios that most would truly be faced with. Sex, teen pregnancy, abortion, AIDS, abuse, suicide, death, depression, bullying, racism, and being gay were just a few of the controversial issues that were discussed throughout the series. Near the end of the series, Spike got pregnant and had her daughter, Emma. Later, Emma and her friends would go on to be the focus of a new show, Degrassi: The Next Generation. Many characters from the original went on to play the parents and teachers of this new generation of students at Degrassi High.

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Seasons
One Last Dance
13. One Last Dance
January 28, 1991
Dwayne learns that he is HIV-Positive, and somehow his secret gets out, which leads to ridicule from his friends. When the school's last dance of the year comes up, Joey debates on asking Caitlin or not, while Lucy tries to become school president- that is, if the school is still open. The students of Degrassi learn that they might have to go to another school next year, because the school is closing. This leads to fear, and anxiety among the Junior students and below.
Three's A Crowd
12. Three's A Crowd
January 21, 1991
The Degrassi kids are preparing for the semi-formal, and everyone is looking for dates. Spike has a date with Snake, but she finds out that he likes her only as a friend. Yick wants to be Tessa's boyfriend and couldn't care less about Alex.
Showtime (2)
11. Showtime (2)
January 14, 1991
Snake is recovering after he discovered the dead body of Claude Tanner- the student who shot himself in the bathroom stall. Meanwhile, Joey is having difficulties in Science, so his teacher assigns Caitlin to tutor him. Caitlin, however, is depressed because she thinks it was her fault Claude killed himself.
Showtime (1)
10. Showtime (1)
January 7, 1991
Auditions are held for Degrassi Talent Night. A boy named Claude commits suicide after not making the talent Night. Everyone is sad by this, especially Claude's ex-girlfriend...Caitlin, who got a farewell note.
Extracurricular Activities
9. Extracurricular Activities
December 31, 1990
Bronco, the "school president" and Lucy's boyfriend, secretly tells her that The Savages, a famous rock group, is coming to Degrassi to film a video. Joey has camping plans for the weekend, and Wheels is too busy to come, Snake remains his only partner. While driving, Joey decides to take a book he forgot at school, but he notices the rock group van in the school yard.
Home Sweet Home
8. Home Sweet Home
December 24, 1990
Joey asks Wheels to leave after he discovers that he has been stealing from Joey's mother, but Wheels has nowhere to go after his Grandparents won't take him back. Michelle decides to move back in with her father after they work out their differences in a contract.
The All-Nighter
7. The All-Nighter
December 17, 1990
Kathleen surprises her friends by bringing marijuana to Diana's birthday party. Joey continues to be frustrated by Wheels, who is still staying at his house. Arthur, Luke, Joey and Yick play poker for money while Alex stays home and does homework during the night.
Crossed Wires
6. Crossed Wires
December 10, 1990
Haunted by memories of being sexually abused as a child by her stepfather, Liz is afraid of intimacy and overreacts when Tim tries to kiss her. Confronted later by Spike about her behavior, Liz opens up to her and begin to come to terms with her feelings. Dwayne's friends are noticing strange behavior changes in him, but Dwayne's not talking, and only Joey knows what's wrong.
Body Politics
5. Body Politics
December 3, 1990
The Degrassi semi-formal dance is approaching and Lucy is worried because she does not have a date. Lucy is informed that the Girls volleyball practice time has been bumped to the early morning so that the Boys basketball team can have the after school practice time. Spike is jealous when Patrick dumps her, and went on a date with Liz. Alexa tries to befriend Michelle again, because she's tired of Cindy.
A Tangled Web
4. A Tangled Web
November 26, 1990
Wheel repetively lies to his Grandmother, and when he gets bad marks she grounds him. He makes-up another story so he can go to a concert with Joey and Snake. Caitlin is becoming more distraught about her fathers secret life, and it turns out that her mother already knew about it.
Loyalties
3. Loyalties
November 19, 1990
Caitlin witnesses her father with another woman, the day of her parent's anniversary. Snake has developed a crush on Michelle. Michelle, however, is not ready because she is still upset about BLT and Cindy. Alexa must choose her boyfriend or her best friend.
Bad Blood (2)
2. Bad Blood (2)
November 12, 1990
Joey finds out that it was Dwayne who told Raditch about him streaking in the cafeteria. Meanwhile Dwayne finds out he is HIV positive. Michelle finds out a devastating secret about why BLT broke-up with here.
Bad Blood (1)
1. Bad Blood (1)
November 5, 1990
Dwayne brags about his summer girlfriend, but doesn't brag about his awful news. When the school installs condom machines, Lucy makes a documentary about the peoples reactions. Joey raises money for his car payment, but he will have to walk through the cafeteria...naked.
Description

The television series Degrassi High is a continuation of Degrassi Junior High. Those junior high kids are now older teenagers, navigating their way through the high school years trying to figure out who they are and what they want to be. Degrassi High has all the typical components of a show about high school, friendships being tested, relationships being made and broken, and each student's decision on whether or not to give in to the peer pressures they are faced with.

Degrassi High is a Canadian television series that was popular both there and in the United States. Between the original Degrassi Junior High and the later named Degrassi High, the show ran from 1987 to 1991. Kit Hood and Linda Schuyler were its creators. The main characters of the show included Joey, Snake, and Wheels, three best friends who tried being in a band, which they named The Zit Remedy. The band had only one song called Everybody Wants Something, but it was a hit.

Other characters included Spike, Caitlin, twins Heather and Erica, Lucy, Arthur, Yick, Alexa, Nancy, Melanie, Alex, Kathleen, and many others. With so many main characters of the show, several story-lines were often detailed and brought into one in each episode. All of their paths crossed at some point, most quite often, whether they were friends or not, and whether they were in the same grade or not.

At the time, most shows on TV would skip around the real-life dramas, but Degrassi High certainly did not. The show told it like it was, depicting real-life scenarios that most would truly be faced with. Sex, teen pregnancy, abortion, AIDS, abuse, suicide, death, depression, bullying, racism, and being gay were just a few of the controversial issues that were discussed throughout the series. Near the end of the series, Spike got pregnant and had her daughter, Emma. Later, Emma and her friends would go on to be the focus of a new show, Degrassi: The Next Generation. Many characters from the original went on to play the parents and teachers of this new generation of students at Degrassi High.

Degrassi High is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (28 episodes). The series first aired on November 6, 1989.

Where to Watch Degrassi High

Degrassi High is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Degrassi High on demand at Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    November 6, 1989
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (2,890)