Program Partners is set to syndicate the strip in September 2007.
Program Partners today announced major market and group clearances sufficient to bring Degrassi: The Next Generation past the 60% mark, including all of the top five markets, eight of the top 10, 15 of the top 20 and 18 of the top 25 for its launch as a syndication strip for fall 2007.
The Degrassi launch is anchored by a Tribune Broadcasting group-wide commitment, with additional clearances from stations in the Belo, Clear Channel, Granite, Gray, Hubbard and Pegasus groups and The CW Plus stations.
The N, the nighttime network for teens from MTV Networks, currently airs the hit teen drama in the United States. Degrassi, currently in its sixth season, returns Friday, Jan. 5 at 8 p.m. ET with all new episodes on The N.
Produced by Epitome Pictures in Toronto, the series is based on a 25-year legacy that began with Executive Producer and Co-Creator Linda Schulyer. Degrassi has earned the TCA Critics Award, Teen Choice Award and International Emmys.
Program Partners is marketing Degrassi: The Next Generation as an outgrowth of its overall distribution agreement with Thunderbird Films.