'Degrassi' Season 11 Preview: Secrets, Tragedies & Graduation

The newly Emmy-nominated classic Canadian series 'Degrassi' is returning for an eleventh season (can you believe it?!) -- again, as it was last year, in telenovela style. Are you ready for seven straight drama-packed weeks of teen angst, heartbreaking sorrow and adolescent hormones? Cuz that's what's coming. Season 11 of 'Degrassi' introduces three new characters, and takes on issues like gang violence, drug abuse, bullying, gender identity, sexuality and teen parenthood. As the school year draws to a close and the senior class prepares to graduate and move on, everyone realizes they'll only be in high school once so it's now or never -- so expect the sparks to fly.

TV Tonight: What's On Tuesday 8/17

You may already be mourning the hiatus of Pretty Little Liars, but don't fret -- there's still plenty of Tuesday night TV to indulge in! There's still America's Got Talent , Rescue Me , and of course, Covert Affairs ... and if you're jonesin' for a little 90s TV flashback, be sure to check out the 2-part series premiere of Melissa & Joey on ABC Family! See what else is new tonight: 8/7c Wipeout on ABC Melissa & Joey on ABC Family -- series premiere! 8:30/7:30c Melissa & Joey on ABC Family 9/8c Shaq Vs. on ABC America's Got Talent on NBC Make It or Break It on ABC Family White Collar on USA Network HawthoRNe on TNT Flipping Out on Bravo Degrassi A The Next Generation on CTV Warehouse 13 on Syfy 10/9c Rescue Me on FX Covert Affairs on USA Network The Rachel Zoe Project on Bravo Memphis Beat on TNT 11/10c Louie on FX

'Degrassi' Breaks Down Walls -- Again -- With Transgendered Character

I remember when 'The Kids of Degrassi' first aired back in the early '80s -- I'm pretty sure I saw it in the classroom, the last refuge of an exhausted teacher in my downtown Toronto public school. I recognized the streets and even some of the kids, since my father lived in the area, and my mom was always sending me to artsy after-school programs. Even at that tender age, I recognized that 'Degrassi' was different from other television shows. Mostly I noticed that the kids weren't rich, good-looking or well-dressed. Hey, in television that's already pretty out there. But as we all know, 'Degrassi' has gone much further than simply showing us kids wearing K-Mart classics to a run-down school. They've shown us teens confronting sex, drugs, abortion, rape, sexual assault, cutting, abusive parents and homosexuality, and all without the after-school-special endings one usually expects from episodes dealing with these issues. To Read More Click Here .

TV Tonight: What's On Friday 7/23

Tonight, new Syfy hit Haven continues its first season, while Starz miniseries Pillars of the Earth kicks off with two back-to-back episodes at 10 and 11. But don't get too distracted this weekend -- Mad Men premieres this Sunday! See what else is new tonight: 8:30/7:30c Wizards of Waverly Place on Disney Channel 9/8c Degrassi A The Next Generation on CTV Eureka on Syfy Whale Wars on Animal Planet 10/9c Haven on Syfy The Pillars of the Earth on Starz -- series premiere! 11/10c The Pillars of the Earth on Starz

'Degrassi: The Boiling Point' premieres tonight: Most shocking ever?

Because Teen Nick only seems to air commercials for Proactiv, Education Con-nec-tion, and its own programming, I've seen the promos for Degrassi: The Boiling Point many more times than I'd care to admit. In my defense, they have been playing every Degrassi episode ever in preparation for the new season. That means Paige's rape, Manny's abortion, Emma's eating disorder, the shooting, Craig's drug problem, etc. How could I not watch? To Read More Click Here .

Mad Men, My Boys, & More In This Week's Summer Premieres!

Finally, Mad Men returns for its 4th season this Sunday at 10/9c on AMC , but that's not all this week! On Monday, Degrassi's 10th season starts up with a 2-hour special, and Friday, new Starz miniseries Pillars of the Earth begins at 10/9c. And don't forget My Boys ! See the full schedule below: Monday, July 19 9/8c: Degrassi A The Next Generation on CTV -- 2-hour movie special! Friday, July 23 10/9c: Pillars of the Earth on Starz Sunday, July 25 10/9c: Mad Men on AMC 10/9c: My Boys on TBS Don't forget to check back on our master Summer Premieres Calendar for the full list of this season's shows!

TV Tonight: What's On Monday 7/19

Tonight, Degrassi returns by kicking off season 10 with a 2-hour movie special! Also, a dramatic secret is revealed on The Bachelorette that may shake up Ali's final picks. See what else is new tonight: 8/7c Lie to Me on Fox The Bachelorette on ABC The Secret Life of The American Teenager on ABC Family 9/8c The Good Guys on Fox Last Comic Standing on NBC The Closer on TNT Huge on ABC Family Degrassi A The Next Generation on CTV -- 2-hour premiere special! 10/9c True Beauty on ABC -- season finale! Rizzoli & Isles on TNT Neighbors From Hell on TBS The Hard Times of RJ Berger on MTV The Real Housewives of New Jersey on Bravo

Degrassi Star: "No Way It'll Be Smooth Sailing for Any of Us"

The 10th season of Degrassi: The Next Generation (Monday, 9/8c, TeenNick) will be airing four nights a week for six straight weeks. Star Raymond Ablack says "there is no way it'll be smooth sailing" for his character, Sav, this season - which is aptly dubbed "The Boiling Point." Charlotte Arnold echoes her co-star's sentiments, teasing a big rivalry between Sav and her character, Holly J. Watch the video for more scoop on Degrassi's new season. Source & Video

Jay Manuel in the 'Degrassi' movie: EW exclusive sneak peek at two of our favorite Canadian things b

We admit it: We're suckers for all things Degrassi and Top Model. Oh, and all things Canadian (Alanis Morissette, universal health care, Bachelorette scandals). So we're particularly looking forward to The Heat Is On, this summer's Degrassi movie event airing July 19 on TeenNick, in which the angsty Canadian high schoolers lighten up and take a trip to Manhattan - where they meet up with Top Model's Jay Manuel (who's also Canadian!). Here, after the jump, an exclusive sneak-peek clip in which Holly J. (Charlotte Arnold) encounters Mr. Jay before her first day at her summer internship at a place that looks startlingly like MTV (but is apparently called TVM - totally different). Source & Video

Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Nov. 13, 2009 - Featured

* White Collar (10/9c USA Network ) The discovery of a large cache of gold puts Neal and Peter on the trail of a smuggler who's dealing in Iraqi artifacts. At the start of their investigation, they suspect a U.S. soldier may be involved in the dirty dealings. But soon a corrupt news producer who's embedded in the area catches their attention and could possibly lead them to the missing artifacts. * Smallville (8/7c The CW ) Clark is in trouble and ready to confess all, but it's not really his fault. He has two wonderful twin helpers to blame. The shape shifting-brother-sister duo Zan (David Gallagher) and Jayna (Allison Scagliotti) have made their way to Metropolis. Though their intentions are good, the pair botch some crime-fighting opportunities and land Clark in the hot seat. To clear his name, Clark has no choice but to admit he is the Blur. Or does he? * Degrassi A The Next Generation (8/7c Teen Nick)' In Part 1 of a two-part episode, football star Riley continues to deal with issues concerning his sexuality. A rather embarrassing situation occurs in lifeguard class, and this makes him more determined than ever to prove to everyone (including himself) that he's not gay. So he tries to sleep with Fiona, thinking that will stop the rumors once and for all. Elsewhere, Anya takes self-defense classes and lies to Sav about it. * Medium (9/8c CBS) It's Friday the 13th, a time of folkloric superstition and fear - but then again, every day is a Friday the 13th kind of day for Allison, the supermom with the sixth sense. Yet there's good luck for eldest daughter Ariel when she lands a new boyfriend. Mother knows best, however: Allison soon comes to suspect that the young man is a killer. We then switch gears to middle daughter Bridgette, who gets in hot water after posting disconcerting videos of a man on the Internet. David Arquette, brother of series star Patricia Arquette, directed the episode. * Law & Order (8/7c NBC) After a witness in a murder trial is shot to death outside of her hotel, Lupo and Bernard trace the killer's trail back to a used-car exporter. When the investigation exposes a chilling pattern involving a former DA-turned-shady lawyer, ADA Connie Rubirosa (Alana De La Garza) finds herself in a compromising position. Source & Preview