|Degrassi: The Next Generation||Degrassi|
The 13th season of Degrassi premiered on July 11, 2013, on MuchMusic in Canada and TeenNick in the United States. The first part of the season (13A) followed a weekly format for 7 weeks, depicting the summer of 2013. The second part of the season (13B) followed a weekly format for 8 weeks, depicting the fall of 2013. The rest of the season (13C and 13D) depicts the remaining parts of 2013-2014 school year. Since the premiere of 13B on October 3, 2013, episodes aired on MTV instead of MuchMusic in Canada.
Three actors were added to the main cast in the summer block: Andre Kim, Eric Osborne, and Ana Golja. Two more were introduced in the fall block: Sara Waisglass and Nikki Gould. Niamh Wilson was added to the main cast in the winter block. The producers have also added some new people to the recurring cast.
Production and casting for the season began on November 2012 through January 2013, with filming beginning in April 2013 and wrapping up on October 24, 2013, at Epitome Pictures studios in Toronto, Ontario.
This season marks the reform of the show, introducing a new logo and opening sequence to the series, improved cinematography and a complete overhaul to the cast's appearance and style. It is also referred to as "A Whole New Degrassi" as seen in the promotional videos for the season (13A).
Graduates (Class of 2013)
- Alicia Josipovic as Bianca DeSousa, a former bad girl turned into a lovely lady who is at University. (1308-1316)
- Munro Chambers as Eli Goldsworthy, a talented writer/director in NYU who struggled with bipolar disorder
- Chloe Rose as Katie Matlin, Maya's fierce, rebellious, overachiever and soccer star sister who is away at Stanford. (1301-1302)
Seniors (Class of 2014)
- Sarah Fisher as Becky Baker, a bubbly conservative Christian who is slowly opening up her mind
- Craig Arnold as Luke Baker, Becky's conservative and judgmental brother and Captain of the Hockey Team who is later convicted of raping Zoë Rivas.
- Melinda Shankar as Alli Bhandari, a beautiful, intelligent and determined student overcoming her mistakes
- Demetrius Joyette as Mike Dallas, the multi-layered alpha-male and teen dad repeating Grade 12
- AJ Saudin as Connor DeLaurier, a gifted student with Asperger's Syndrome and technology skills learning to be social.
- Aislinn Paul as Clare Edwards, the strong-willed, intellectual, compassionate, and sometimes sneaky Student Body VP who has beat cancer.
- Jessica Tyler as Jenna Middleton, a talented musician, and bubbly girl who has turned over a new leaf.
- Cristine Prosperi as Imogen Moreno, an artistic and eccentric outsider and second time senior
- Jordan Todosey as Adam Torres, a friendly and outgoing FTM transgender and gamer, who was known for his wisdom and wit, who dies after a texting while driving accident. (1301-1308)
- Luke Bilyk as Drew Torres, the headstrong, popular Student Body President repeating his senior year.
- Jahmil French as Dave Turner, a controversial athlete and ladies' man who is learning to be cooler. (1308)
Juniors (Class of 2015)
Sophomores (Class of 2016)
- Nikki Gould as Grace Cardinal, a spunky and helpful tech savvy with great tracking skills. (New) (1314-1340)
- Andre Kim as Winston Chu, a smart and sarcastic wing-man who wants to be the big man on campus. (New)
- Eric Osborne as Miles Hollingsworth III, a billionaire bad-boy with charisma who was expelled from boarding school for arson. (New)
- Olivia Scriven as Maya Matlin, a young cello virtuoso who is undergoing a personality change while coping with her late boyfriend's suicide.
- Lyle Lettau as Tristan Milligan, a loud-and-proud homosexual teen who is determined to meet his goals.
- Ricardo Hoyos as Zig Novak, a good boy who turned bad living with his friend Maya.
- Ana Golja as Zoë Rivas, a former West Drive star with a passion for fashion who uses looks, charm, and deviousness to get her way. (New)
Freshmen (Class of 2017)
- Sara Waisglass as Frankie Hollingsworth, a sweet and sassy freshman and Miles' younger sister (New) (1310-1340)
- Stefan Brogren as Archie Simpson, the school's fair and understanding principal and an alumnus of Degrassi.
- Cory Lee as Winnie Oh, the strict-yet-attractive media immersions and band teacher.
- Liam Green as Damon Carter, a wise and outspoken student with a sense of humor. (Grade 10)
- Samantha Helt as Christie, a steady girl who hooks up with Dallas (New) (Grade 12)
- Dale Whibley as Neil Martin, a sexist basketball player. (New) (Grade 11)
- Richard Walters as Tiny Bell, Zig's wing-man who's also in the rubber room. (New) (Grade 10)
- Spencer MacPherson as Hunter Hollingsworth, Miles III and Frankie's brother (New) (Grade 9)
- Latoya Webb as Keisha, Frankie and Zoë 's best friend (New) (Grade 9)
- Amy Forsyth as Eden, a sweet, young senior. (New) (Grade 12)
- Justice James as Rock Dallas, the toddler son of Vanessa and Dallas.
- Alex Harrouch as Leo Lauzon, Alli's French romantic interest who turns out to be abusive. (New)
- Sydney Meyer as Paula, a cancer patient at Toronto Civic Children's Hospital. Dies of her cancer (New)
- Nick Goluza as Todd, a surfer from Florida who is a friend of Becky. (New)
- Richie Lawrence as Colton, a camper at the Degrassi Panther Summer Camp. (New)
- Saara Chaudry as Madison Grant, a camper at the Degrassi Panther Summer Camp. (New)
- Marc-Anthony Sarria as Oliver Dean, Zoë's co-star on West-Drive (New)
- Marvin L. Ishmael as Mr. Bhandari, Alli's strict Muslim father who sets high expectations for his daughter.
- Mishu Vellani as Mrs. Bhandari, Alli's strict Muslim mother who sets high expectations for her daughter.
- Ruth Marshall as Helen Martin, Clare's religious mother who married Jake's father.
- Ramona Milano as Audra Torres, Drew and Adam's overprotective mother.
- Edward Jaunz as Omar Torres, Drew and Adam's soothed father.
- John Ralston as Miles Hollingsworth II, Miles III, Frankie, and Hunter's lenient, yet abusive father who is running for Mayor. (New)
- Stephanie Moore as Mrs. Hollingsworth, Miles III, Frankie, and Hunter's mother (New)
- Cindy Sampson as Andrea Miles II's campaign manager and affair. (New)
- Imali Perera as Marielle, Clare's nurse during her stay at the hospital. (New)
- America Olivo as Mrs. Rivas, Zoë's mother. (New)
- Rebecca Dalton as Lenore Mantino, Eli's ex-roommate of the same major whom he cheats on Clare with. (New, Mini Exclusive)
- Rhys Ward as J.J., Eli's former roommate that is very kinky. (New, Mini Exclusive)
- Brendan Jeffers as Vince Bell, the leader of Zig's gang who has an unresolved conflict with Drew.
- Tom Melissis as Dom Perino, the strict history teacher.
- Michael Kinney as Darryl Armstrong, the reasonable math and gym teacher.
- Janick Hébert as Madame Jean-Aux, the serious French teacher.
- Randal Edwards as Mr. Townsend, the English teacher who also runs Bright Sparks.
- Aisha Alfa as Ms. Grell, the Remedial Room teacher. (New)
- Marc Bendavid as Grant Yates, a new teacher who runs a collective club. (New)
- It was originally confirmed by Linda Schuyler that one or two seniors would be held back for this season. However, three were actually held back — Drew Torres, Mike Dallas & Imogen Moreno.
- Dallas, however, wasn't held back, he simply took a victory lap.
- Casting/Auditions for new characters were held until December 17th, 2012. Source
- Alex Steele confirmed that she will not return for this season, although there is a possibility she may return in the future.
- This is the tenth school year featured in the series, also the third school year in the new Degrassi Era.
- All episodes are still two parters, but some episodes are given a different name.
- Episodes no longer air simultaneously in Canada and the US for 13A. They still air on the same day, except an hour later in the US.
- The theme song, Whatever It Takes, is still performed by Alexz Johnson like Season 11 and Season 12, however, the audio is shortened. The visuals of the opening credits are also revamped, with vibrant colors and clips of episodes from the season.
- Second time the show has introduced a new logo, the first being Season 6.
- This is the first season with:
- No use of a summer telenovela format since Season 9.
- Graduates in the main cast since Season 10.
- More than one episode depicting summer vacation.
- The lead actors being only credited for the episodes they appear.
- A student having cancer since Season 7.
- A student sneaking out of a hospital with the assistance of a friend since Season 4.
- Two deaths occurring.
- A character dying from the result of a car accident since Season 2.
- Rape since Season 7.
- A Degrassi Minis/minisode connected to it since Season 11.
- An abusive relationship since Season 11.
- False drug dealing since DJH Season 1.
- Cyberbullying being dealt with since Season 8.
- A student-teacher relationship since Season 11.
- This being the first same-sex student-teacher relationship in the franchise.
- Gangs since Season 11.
- Featured regulars from five different classes.
- A teen pregnancy since Season 10.
- Two rapes being featured.
- This season has covered the consequences and real-life issues of texting and driving.
- The TeenNick slogans for the first block of the season are, "A Whole New Degrassi" and "We Are Degrassi", while the slogan for the second block is, "Are You Ready To Get Schooled? The slogan for the third block of the season is "More secrets. More betrayals. More scandals. More Degrassi."
- Brainstorming took place on December 3rd, 2012, while casting ended on December 17th, 2012.
- Filming for Season 13 began in early April of 2013.
- It's been confirmed by Stephen Stohn that another new character coming this season will be related to either a past or current character. Source
- When Stephan Stohn tweeted a character would come related to a current character he meant Frankie.
- There have been a total of three arrests this season.
- The school will be fully or partially damaged and in need of repair during this season due to a thunderstorm, as the script for the first episode of season 14 mentions the Hollingsworth's donating money to rebuild the school.
- This is the third season to have clips from the actual show used in the opening sequence. The first was in season 6. The second was season 7. Counting Degrassi only (excluding The Next Generation), this is the first season to do this.
- Season 13 marks the second season with at least one regular cast member in each grade.
- This season marks the final appearances of Bianca DeSousa, Adam Torres, Winnie Oh and Dave Turner.
Main article: Episode Guide
|Episode #||Title||Canadian Airdate||U.S. Airdate||Production#||Series #|
|It's a Whole New Degrassi||July 11, 2013||July 11, 2013||1301-1308||318-325|
|1-2||Summertime||July 11, 2013||July 11, 2013||1301-1302||318-319|
|3||All I Wanna Do||July 18, 2013||July 18, 2013||1303||320|
|4||My Own Worst Enemy||July 25, 2013||July 25, 2013||1304||321|
|5||About a Girl||August 1, 2013||August 1, 2013||1305||322|
|6||Cannonball||August 8, 2013||August 8, 2013||1306||323|
|7||Honey||August 15, 2013||August 15, 2013||1307||324|
|8||Young Forever||August 22, 2013||August 22, 2013||1308||325|
Are You Ready
|October 3, 2013||October 3, 2013||1309-1316||326-333|
|9||This Is How We Do It||October 3, 2013||October 3, 2013||1309||326|
|10||You Got Me||October 10, 2013||October 10, 2013||1310||327|
|11||You Oughta Know||October 17, 2013||October 17, 2013||1311||328|
|12||Everything You've Done Wrong||October 24, 2013||October 24, 2013||1312||329|
|13||Who Do You Think You Are||October 31, 2013||October 31, 2013||1313||330|
|14||Barely Breathing||November 7, 2013||November 7, 2013||1314||331|
|15||Black Or White||November 14, 2013||November 14, 2013||1315||332|
|16||Spiderwebs||November 21, 2013||November 21, 2013||1316||333|
More Secrets More Betrayals
|January 28, 2014||January 28, 2014||1317-1330||334-347|
|17||The World I Know||January 28, 2014||January 28, 2014||1317||334|
|18||Better Man||February 4, 2014||February 4, 2014||1318||335|
|19||Dig Me Out||February 11, 2014||February 11, 2014||1319||336|
|20||Power to the People||February 18, 2014||February 18, 2014||1320||337|
|21||No Surprises||February 25, 2014||February 25, 2014||1321||338|
|22||Basket Case||March 4, 2014||March 4, 2014||1322||339|
|23-24||Unbelievable||March 11, 2014||March 11, 2014||1323-1324||340-341|
|25||What It's Like||March 18, 2014||March 18, 2014||1325||342|
|26||Close to Me||March 25, 2014||March 25, 2014||1326||343|
|27||Army of Me||April 1, 2014||April 1, 2014||1327||344|
|28||Everything Is Everything||April 8, 2014||April 8, 2014||1328||345|
|29||Sparks Will Fly (1)||April 15, 2014||April 15, 2014||1329||346|
|30||Sparks Will Fly (2)||April 22, 2014||April 22, 2014||1330||347|
|June 3, 2014||June 3, 2014||1331-1340||348-357|
|31||You Are Not Alone||June 3, 2014||June 3, 2014||1331||348|
|32||Enjoy the Silence||June 10, 2014||June 10, 2014||1332||349|
|33||How Bizarre||June 17, 2014||June 17, 2014||1333||350|
|34||My Hero||June 24, 2014||June 24, 2014||1334||351|
|35||Hypnotize||July 1, 2014||July 1, 2014||1335||352|
|36||Out of My Head||July 8, 2014||July 8, 2014||1336||353|
|37||Believe (1)||July 15, 2014||July 15, 2014||1337||354|
|38||Believe (2)||July 22, 2014||July 22, 2014||1338||355|
|39-40||Thunderstruck||July 29, 2014||July 29, 2014||1339-1340||356-357|
|Episode #||Title||Release Date||Mini #|
|1||Eli: Dorm Life: Meet the Roommate||September 26, 2013||84|
|2||Eli: Dorm Life: J'adore Lenore||December 5, 2013||85|
|3||Dress You Up (1)||March 18, 2014||86|
|4||Dress You Up (2)||March 18, 2014||87|
|5||Dress You Up (3)||March 21, 2014||88|
|6||Dress You Up (4)||March 26, 2014||89|
|7||Eli: Dorm Life: Moving On||April 29, 2014||90|
|8||Eli: Dorm Life: Rewrites||July 25, 2014||91|
Promos & Videos
- 6/16 TeenNick Summertime Promo
- 6/21 TeenNick "We Are Degrassi" Promo
- 6/21 MuchMusic 13A Promo
- TeenNick Drew Promo
- TeenNick Zoë Promo
- TeenNick Maya Promo
- TeenNick Clare Promo
- TeenNick Winston Promo
- TeenNick Tristan Promo
- TeenNick Miles Promo
- TeenNick Adam Promo
- TeenNick Becky Promo
- TeenNick Alli Promo
- TeenNick Imogen Promo
- 6/28 TeenNick "Your High School" Promo
- 7/4 TeenNick "Next Thursday" Promo
- TeenNick Adam/Becky/Imogen Triangle Promo
- TeenNick Miles/Winston Friendship Promo
- 7/8 TeenNick "Five Reasons" Promo
- 8/22 TeenNick 13B Teaser Promo
- 9/10 TeenNick 13B Trailer
- 9/12 TeenNick 13B Extended Trailer
- 9/22 TeenNick "Show & Tell" Marathon Promo
- 9/24 MTV Canada 13B Promo
- 9/26 TeenNick 13B Degrassi's Back
- 9/28 TeenNick & Truth: Messed Up
- 10/1 TeenNick 13B Ships Promo
- 10/3 TeenNick 13B: Total Education Promo
- 11/21 TeenNick 13C "Spoiler Alert" Teaser
- 11/21 MTV Canada 13C Teaser
- 12/19 TeenNick 13C Trailer
- TeenNick Promo: New Night
- 3/11 Degrassi 13C: Midseason Promo
- 04/22 TeenNick 13D: Coming in June
- 04/22 MTV 13D: Coming in June
- 05/14 Heartbreak & Broken Promises
- 05/16 MTV: Degrassi - 13D Premiere (Summer 2014)
- 6/3 Summer's Here
- 6/26 All New Degrassi
Season 13 Gallery
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