-Sav (Raymond Ablack) holds back Peter (Jamie Johnston) from getting out of control during the Season 9 premiere of “Degrassi: The Next Generation.” The new season premieres tonight on the all new TeenNick at 8pm EST.
In the hour-long premiere, “Just Can’t Get Enough,” when Mia (Nina Dobrev) is offered a huge modeling contract in Paris, Peter (Jamie Johnston) decides he’ll go with her, but soon realizes he doesn’t fit into her sophisticated world. Feeling frustrated and insecure at a posh party, Peter is offered an escape — crystal meth. But when his ‘trip’ goes terribly wrong, Peter swears he’ll never touch the stuff again. And with the reality of coming down, Peter realizes he just wants more, but will he risk his relationships with Mia and his band The Stüdz for another high? Meanwhile at Degrassi, Alli (Melinda Shankar) is concerned when new girl Jenna (Jessica Tyler) tries to steal the attention of her best friend Clare (Aislinn Paul).
For the episode, the network collaborated with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to air a new public service announcement starring Johnston. The PSA will direct viewers to the NIDA website (http://teens.drugabuse.gov) where they can find information about the harmful effects of crystal meth and where to get help.
This season will also introduce you to new characters like including Declan (Landon Liboiron) and Fiona (Annie Clark), siblings from a diplomatic family, amusically-gifted Jenna (Jessica Tyler) and Dave (Jahmil French).
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