|Degrassi: The Next Generation||Degrassi|
Degrassi (Season 13)
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July 11, 2013 (Can & US)
Three actors were added to the main cast in the summer block: Andre Kim, Eric Osborne, and Ana Golja. With two more being introduced in the fall block: Sara Waisglass and Nikki Gould, the executive producer Stephen Stohn also confirmed more main characters will come throughout the season. 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.
Graduates (Class of 2013)
- Munro Chambers as Eli Goldsworthy, a talented writer/director in NYU who struggled with bipolar disorder
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 judgemental brother and Captain of the Hockey Team
- Melinda Shankar as Alli Bhandari, a beautiful, intelligent and determined student overcoming her mistakes
- Demetrius Joyette as Mike Dallas, the multi-layered alphamale 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.
Sophomores (Class of 2016)
- Andre Kim as Winston Chu, a smart and sarcastic wingman 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 skateboarder and musician who is insecure about his poverty.
- 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)
- Nikki Gould as Grace, a spunky and helpful tech savvy with great tracking skills. (New) (1314-1340)
Freshmen (Class of 2017)
- Sara Waisglass as Frankie Hollingsworth, a sweet and sassy freshman and Miles's younger sister (New) (1310-1340)*
*Note: Sara Waisglass confirmed that her character, Frankie, would only be featured in a few episodes of Season 13.
- Stefan Brogren as Archie Simpson, the school's fair and understanding principal and alumni of Degrassi.
- Cory Lee as Winnie Oh, the strict-yet-attractive media immersions and band teacher.
- Liam Green as Damon, a wise and outspoken student with a sense of humour. (Grade 10)
- Samantha Helt as Christie, a steady girl who hooks up with Dallas (New) (Grade 12)
- Dale Whibley as Neil, a jerk looking for hookups. (New)
- TBA as Tony (New)
- TBA as Keisha (New)
- TBA as Hunter (New)
- Alicia Josipovic as Bianca DeSousa, a former bad girl turned into a lovely lady who is at University.
- Chloe Rose as Katie Matlin, Maya's fierce, rebellious, overachiever and soccer star sister who is away at Stanford.
- Vanessa Morgan as Vanessa, a sassy, sweet and responsible teen mother.
- Justice James as Rock Dallas, the toddler son of Vanessa and Dallas.
- Alex Harrouch as Leo, Alli's French romantic interest. (New)
- Sydney Meyer as Paula, a cancer patient at Toronto Civic Children's Hospital. (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, Zoe'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.
- Graham Abbey as Glen Martin, Jake's father and Clare's step-father. He owns a construction business.
- 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.
- Shauna MacDonald as Mrs. Novak, Zig's hardworking but poor mother.
- Duane Murray as Reverend Baker, Becky and Luke's father and a conservative Christian pastor.
- Tara Spencer Nairn as Mrs. Baker, Becky and Luke's conservative Christian mother.
- Daniel Giverin as Louis Moreno, Imogen's equally quirky father who has early-onset dementia.
- Janie Theriault as Natalie Granger, Imogen's estranged mother who discovered her ex-husband's dementia.
- John Ralston as Miles Hollingsworth II, Miles III's lenient, yet abusive father who is running for Mayor. (New)
- Imali Perera as Marielle, Clare's nurse during her stay at the hospital. (New)
- America Olivo as Mrs. Rivas, Zoe's mother. (New)
- Tom Melissis as Dom Perino, the strict history teacher.
- Michael Kinney as Darryl Armstrong, the reasonable math and gym teacher.
- Janick Herbert as Madame Jean-Aux, the serious French teacher.
- Randal Edwards as Mr. Townsend, the English teacher who also runs Bright Sparks.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- First season to not use a summer telenovela format since Season 9.
- First season to have graduates in the main cast since Season 10.
- First season since Season 12 to not have all episodes be two-parters.
- First time that more than one episode depicts summer vacation.
- First season in which the lead actors are only credited for the episodes they appear.
- First season with a student having cancer since Season 7.
- First instance of a student sneaking out of a hospital with the assistance of a friend since Season 4.
- First season to have two deaths.
- Third death of a main character after Campbell Saunders and J.T. Yorke
- This season has covered the consequences and real-life issues of texting and driving.
- First instance of a character dying from the result of a car accident since Season 2.
- First season with a Degrassi Minis/minisode connected to it since Season 11.
- First instance of an abusive relationship since Season 11.
- First instance of false drug dealing since DJH Season 1.
- The TeenNick slogans for the first part of the season are, "A Whole New Degrassi" and "We Are Degrassi", while the slogan for the second part is, "Are You Ready To Get Schooled?".
- 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
- Stephan claimed that three new main characters would be introduced in 13A (Miles, Zoë, Winston) and one or two would be introduced in 13B (Grace, Frankie). Since it is unlikely that another new character will be introduced, and Frankie's relation to Miles doesn't count, it is highly possible that Grace, Zoe, or Winston are related to a past character. source
|Episode #||Title||Canadian Airdate||U.S. Airdate||Production#||Series #|
|1-8||It's A Whole New Degrassi (13A)||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|
|9-16||13B||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|
|24||Sad But True||TBA||TBA||1324||341|
|25||What It's Like||TBA||TBA||1325||342|
|27||Army of Me||TBA||TBA||1327||344|
Promos & Videos
- 6/16 TeenNick Summertime Promo
- 6/21 TeenNick "We Are Degrassi" Promo
- 6/21 MuchMusic 13A Promo
- TeenNick Drew Promo
- TeenNick Zoe 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