Echo Bridge Entertainment
January 26th, 2009

"ADDICTIVE…SPRAWLING, RELEVANT, ENTERTAINING"
–Entertainment Weekly

"THE MOST PROVOCATIVE SHOW ON TELEVISION."
–Wall Street Journal

"DGRASSI IS THA BEST TEEN TV N DA WRLD!"
–New York Times Magazine

DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION SEASON SEVEN

STARRING SHENAE GRIMES, MIRIAM MCDONALD AND CASSIE STEELE

PREMIERES ON DVD MARCH 17
FROM ECHO BRIDGE HOME ENTERTAINMENT

LOS ANGELES, CA, January 26, 2009 – Pop culture phenomenon and number one hit show on "The N," Degrassi: The Next Generation comes to DVD with the release of its seventh season on March 17, 2009 from Echo Bridge Home Entertainment. This two-time Teen Choice Award winner set at Degrassi Community School stars "it girl" Shenae Grimes (TV's 90210), as well as teen stars Miriam McDonald (The Poet), Cassie Steele (My Super Sweet 16: The Movie), Shane Kippel (Life With Derek), Nina Dobrev (The American Mall) and Aubrey Graham (Charlie Bartlett). No subject is left untouched as these teens deal with such challenges as date rape, cancer, teenage pregnancy, experimental stem cell surgery and high school graduation. The four-disc collector's set including all 24 uncut and uncensored episodes is loaded with extras, including bloopers, deleted scenes and Degrassi webisodes. Degrassi: The Next Generation Season Seven is priced to own at $49.99 SRP.

SYNOPSIS:
Season Seven of Degrassi: The Next Generation ventures into new and more provocative territory for adolescents and young adults, as it picks up in the middle of a school year already riddled with tragedy. A fire at rival high school Lakehurst forces many of its students into the halls of Degrassi with explosive results. Amidst the newfound clutter and chaos, Spinner and Darcy (Grimes) deal with dark, personal tragedies, Jimmy and Ashley test their love, and Emma (McDonald) and Manny (Steele) explore new, surprising relationships—all while hurtling toward graduation.

"A critical and popular success, Degrassi: The Next Generation is one of the most-watched teen dramas on television exploring topics and issues faced by teens everyday," said Michael Rosenblatt, President & CEO of Echo Bridge Entertainment. "Echo Bridge is proud to bring this latest installment of the Degrassi series to fans."

Degrassi: The Next Generation, which airs on the "The N" in the US, ranked number one with US teens (P12-17) and female teens (F12-17) in its time period among all broadcast and ad-supported cable television. Season Eight is currently airing on "The N" Friday nights at 8 pm.

About Echo Bridge Entertainment
Echo Bridge Entertainment is an independent distribution company that acquires and distributes motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment and video-on-demand content throughout the world. The Echo Bridge Home Entertainment division distributes directly to virtually all major U.S. retailers. Echo Bridge has amassed a comprehensive catalog of more than 11,000 titles, including the NAPPA and Dove Award-winning The Derby Stallion, starring Zac Efron (Hairspray, High School Musical 1 & II); The Big White, a black comedy starring Robin Williams, Holly Hunter, and Woody Harrelson; The Last Sentinel, featuring Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, Bionic Woman); Protecting the King, the true story of David Stanley, Elvis Presley's youngest stepbrother and bodyguard; and Beer League featuring The Howard Stern Show funnyman Artie Lange. Echo Bridge Entertainment has something for everyone—it's The Entertainment Alternative for What the World Wants to See.

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