'Degrassi' Renewed Through 2011 In 60% Of Country

Syndicated teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation has been renewed through 2011 in 60% of the country.

That is according to distributor Program Partners, which says the show has been renewed in 19 markets by Tribune, five ACME markets and The CW Plus stations.

Top-market renewals include WPIX New York, KTLA Los Angeles, WGN Chicago, WPHL Philadelphia, KDAF Dallas, and WDCW Washington (all Tribune), as well as WATL/WXIA Atlanta, and WKRN-DT Nashville.
Degrassi is marketed as an E/I-complaint show, meaning Program Partners attests to its compliance with FCC guidelines for educational/informational programming.

TV stations, analog and digital, are required to run at least three hours of E/I kids programming per week.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.