The season focuses heavily on the new generation of students at Degrassi Community School, although it included storylines about those who have graduated and gone on to university.
concluded on 30 August 2009, and consists of twenty-two episodes (18 episodes, and 1 movie).Degrassi: The Next Generation is a Canadian serial teen drama television series.Although only one school year passed in the story timeline since season six, season eight is set in the first semester of the year in which it aired.Writers have been able to use a semi-floating timeline, so that the issues depicted are modern for their viewers.
In the United States, the season began on 10 October 2008 and aired in its usual timeslot on Fridays at p.m. Unlike seasons six and seven, which premiered in the US, "Uptown Girl Part One", this season's premiere episode, was broadcast in Canada first, To replace the outgoing actors, seven new characters were introduced to the series. Raymond Ablack, Jajube Mandiela, Samantha Munro, Scott Paterson, Aislinn Paul, and Natty Zavitz as Sav Bhandari (19 episodes), Chantay Black (12 episodes), Anya Mac Pherson (17 episodes), Johnny Di Marco (7 episodes), Clare Edwards (12 episodes), and Bruce the Moose (12 episodes) were promoted after recurring in the previous seasons.Joining the main cast are Sam Earle, Jordan Hudyma, Judy Jiao, Argiris Karras, A. Jake Epstein also returns as Craig Manning (3 episodes) and is promoted back to a series regular in the original two hour broadcast of Degrassi Goes Hollywood.