The Degrassi series was originally a Canadian drama that followed the lives of a group of children and teenagers who lived on Degrassi Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The two main series were Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High. The early Degrassi series were produced by the small production company Playing With Time. However, a current version of Degrassi, Degrassi: The Next Generation, originally aired on CTV in Canada and now airs on MuchMusic, rebroadcast on TeenNick in the United States, on BBC 2 in the United Kingdom and on ABC3 in Australia.
To view more on the Degrassi Franchise follow this link.
" Kiss Me, Steph"
January 18, 1987
Voula is aghast when her best friend, Stephanie, begins campaigning for president on kiss and wild promises. Meanwhile, Stephanie's kid brother, Arthur, joins forces with Yick to avoid Joey's bullying.
" The Big Dance"
January 25, 1987
Voula disagrees with her father that she is too young to go to the dance and slips out anyways. Her plan goes awry when she is asked to make the speech that Stephanie, the school president, is too drunk to make.
" The Experiment"
February 1, 1987
Yick, convinced Mr. Raditch is picking on him, sets up an experiment, handing in as his own an old paper of Stephanie's. Joey finds himself in hot water when Kathleen and Melanie find out the drugs he has sold them are vitamin pills.
" The Cover-Up"
February 8, 1987
Joey inadvertently helps his friend Rick when he discovers that Rick's dad beats him.
" The Great Race"
February 15, 1987
The girls from the swim team challenge the boys on the soccer team to a swimming competition.
" Rumor Has It"
February 22, 1987
Many of Ms. Avery's students think that she is a lesbian. Caitlin, insists that her teacher isn't gay. After dreaming that her classmates think that she is also gay, Caitlin begins to act self-conscious at school.
" The Best Laid Plans"
March 1, 1987
Arthur plans to show Yick a pornographic video when his mother goes out on Friday night. Meanwhile his sister Stephanie makes plans to sleep with Wheels that same night.
" Nothing to Fear"
March 8, 1987
L.D. has trouble dealing with her father's hospitalization, which elicits painful memories of her mother's death; A search party is organized for the school snake.
" What a Night!"
March 15, 1987
Lucy and Voula get picked up for shoplifting.
March 22, 1987
Rick joins the environmental action committee to impress Caitlin. Meanwhile, Yick would rather make up a family history for a project than tell the class he is a Laotian refugee.
" It's Late"
March 29, 1987
Spike, who is only 14 and suspects she is pregnant; Arthur gives Yick romantic counseling.
" Parents' Night"
April 5, 1987
Wheels is surprised by a visit from his birth father and has to deal with his feelings about being adopted. Meanwhile, 14 year-old Spike, who is pregnant, asks Wheels how it feels to be adopted.
April 12, 1987
When Wheels doesn't want to go on a date with Stephanie she tries to make him jealous by going out with Joey. Meanwhile, the 7th Graders don't like that Stephanie has given Joey a 7th Grade job.
January 4, 1988
Shane is afraid to tell his parents he's the father of Spike's baby. Meanwhile, Spike learns about responsibility when she volunteers to "mother" an egg for two weeks.
" A Helping Hand..."
January 11, 1988
Lucy is pleased when a substitute teacher gives her special attention and is unable to see his real intentions.
" Great Expectations"
January 18, 1988
Joey sets his sights on Liz, a new girl with a wild haircut and new-wave clothes, which give her a reputation for promiscuity. Meanwhile, Arthur is confused after having wet dreams.
" Dinner and a Show"
January 25, 1988
Shane's parents are upset and embarrassed that he is the father of Spike's baby. Nevertheless they invite Spike and her mother to dinner so everyone can meet and talk. Meanwhile, Melanie is caught in a lie by Yick.
" Stage Fright"
February 1, 1988
Caitlin is diagnosed as having epilepsy, and her embarrassment complicates things. Meanwhile, shy Michelle fears giving a class speech.
February 8, 1988
Joey is challenged to a fight by Dwayne; and Stephanie's efforts to attract Simon .
" Bottled Up"
February 15, 1988
Kathleen tries to hide from her classmates that her mother is an alcoholic. Max and Scooter decides to shed their nerd image.
" Sealed with a Kiss"
February 22, 1988
Erica claims to be more mature than her twin Heather. Erica then has a romantic encounter with a high-school boy but it all goes wrong.
" Dog Days"
February 29, 1988
Stephanie goes into a deep depression and Arthur gets attached to a dog he found, which he named Phil.
March 7, 1988
When parents call for Spike's removal from school because of her pregnancy, Caitlin publishes a protest.
" Trust Me"
March 14, 1988
The unexpected happens when Joey and Wheels spend the night at Snake's; and Spike is told she must finish the semester at home.
" He's Back..."
March 21, 1988
The teacher who sexually harassed Lucy returns to Degrassi and sets his sights on an unwary Susie.
" Pass Tense"
March 28, 1988
As the semester ends, Joey learns he's being left back, which dampens his enthusiasm for the band's concert debut. Also Spike goes into labour.
" Can't Live with 'Em" Part One
November 7, 1988
As the new school year begins, Wheels receives some tragic news; eighth-graders Arthur and Yick conspire to make life miserable for a new seventh-grader.
" Can't Live with 'Em" Part Two
November 7, 1988
After hearing about the accident, no one knows what to say to Wheels, especially best friend Snake. Meanwhile, Lucy begins to neglect L.D. for her new boyfriend.
" A Big Girl Now"
November 14, 1988
Lucy begins spending more time with Paul at the expense of her friends; and Kathleen snubs Melanie after being elected vice-president.
" Season's Greetings"
November 21, 1988
Memories of their strong friendship help the feuding Arthur and Yick patch things up, Shane gets to hold his daughter, Emma when she has to come to school with Spike.
" Loves Me, Loves Me Not"
November 28, 1988
As a school dance approaches, Caitlin's crush on Joey intensifies; Dorothy falls for Yick; and shy Michelle reveals her interest in BLT to the wrong person.
" He Ain't Heavy..."
December 5, 1988
Snake's older brother comes home and reveals that he is gay, which Snake finds difficult to accept. Joey takes a job as a janitor at CRAZ radio in an attempt to get his band discovered.
" The Whole Truth"
December 12, 1988
Caitlin learns a lesson in balanced journalism when she writes an article on animal rights; and Joey tries to get his demo tape heard at a radio station.
January 16, 1989
Erica trades identities with her twin sister to pursue a boy; Alexa and Simon reconcile.
" Food for Thought"
January 23, 1989
Kathleen shows signs of a dangerous eating disorder when pressures mount at home and school.
" Twenty Bucks"
January 30, 1989
Melanie, determined to go on a date with Snake, commits a desperate act; Shane claims he can't make a child-support payment.
" Taking Off" Part One
February 6, 1989
A card from his biological father and fighting with his grandmother lead Wheels to a decision; Shane is introduced to hard drugs.
" Taking Off" Part Two
February 6, 1989
Shane fails to return home from the concert; Wheels' reunion with his musician-father isn't exactly harmonious.
" Making Whoopee"
February 13, 1989
Arthur begins to resent his father's girlfriend; Melanie has new competition for Snake's affections; and Luke tries to deal with his guilt over Shane's accident.
" Black and White"
February 20, 1989
Michelle and BLT learn about prejudice after deciding to attend a graduation dance together.
February 27, 1989
Trouble is brewing for Lucy, whose new love interest is a problem drinker; and Joey, who says he'll buy beer for a party.
" Bye-Bye Junior High"
March 6, 1989
Degrassi burns down, as for the last dance at Degrassi.