The bosses at Glee are still trying to figure out what to do with their graduating seniors. What they should do is take a cue from Degrassi — the Canadian drama now has the formula down pat. For the past few seasons it has (more or less) let its matriculating students head off to unseen colleges and replenished the high school’s halls with a crop of equally intriguing underclassmen. This year is no exception: Six characters (including fan favorite Holly J., played by Charlotte Arnold) will leave Degrassi when it ends its four-night-a-week, telenovela-esque summer run on Teen Nick early next month.
But there’s a twist! An old actress is returning — as a new character. Alex Steele (pictured above, right), 16, who previously appeared on seasons 1-5 of Degrassi as Angela Jeremiah (Craig Manning’s half-sister) will enter the titular school later this season as Tori, a character who sounds like she just walked off the set of Toddlers & Tiaras. According to the network, “Tori’s parents have indulged her every whim with a stream of dance lessons, kid modeling jobs, and beauty pageants. Having never heard ‘no’ … Tori enters grade nine believing she’s the best at everything.” Steele has another Degrassi connection: She’s the younger sister of Cassie Steele, who played Manny Santos from seasons 1-9,
Why bring back Alex as a character other than Angela? According to Degrassi creator Linda Schuyler: “We created the character Tori and put out an open casting call. Out of all the actresses that auditioned, Alex Steele was the best. We debated not casting her because she had previously played Angela Jeremiah, but decided to go with the best actress for the part.”
I LOVE HER ALREADY BUT WTF... just make that character's name angela jeremiah. you don't have to show joey since you don't see most of the kids' parents anyway
which do you like better? abusive jenna or coke girl anya? and really i'm confused why we haven't seen her around lately.
also is anyone else head desking over the facebook comments on the degrassi page?
who's ur fav newer character?
Who is Eli's one true love?
KC belongs with...
Which character are you most like?
Would you want a transexual student in your washroom?
Who would you want to lead your student government?
Isn't Fiona's girlfriend hot hot HOT?
What is Connor doing with those panties?
aren't you tired of the riley storyline that's gone on for years without progression?
which couple should be stabbed and killed at the next school dance?
sexiest sexy girl?
what's clare's power over men
what's eli's power over the stans of this show?
i missed the two before last night and they only show the one from the night before right before the new one on tv
Submission deadline is July 4th! Hurry up, babes!
Chantay Black: Degrassi student 2004 - 2011
watch the new degrassi intro here: http://www.teennick.com/blog/degrassi-n