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From Degrassi to Drake: Canada’s Hit TV Show Shapes Pop Culture

August 14th, 2009
Photo: Annie Racz (Drake), Epitome Until recently, the only people checking on the Canadian teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation were teen girls and die-hard fans of the original ’80s series. But in the last year, all of that’s changed. Between Drake storming the hip-hop scene with his single “Best I Ever Had,” Shenae Grimes’ starring role on 90210, Nina Dobrev’s part in the upcoming series Vampire Diaries and Jake Epstein’s lead in the touring company ...