Video: School days for Jessica Tyler on season 12 of ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’

Jessica Tyler

The twelfth season of Degrassi: The Next Generation premier’s on MuchMusic on July 16, and as the series dives into more issues and teen drama, actress Jessica Tyler returns for her fourth season on the long-running show as Jenna Middleton.

Jessica sat down with me at MuchMusic to talk about the new season of Degrassi and what fans can expect from Jenna as she moves on with her life after she gave her baby up for adoption in the last season. Jessica also talked about her music career plans, and the upcoming trip she will take with her Degrassi co-stars to help build schools in Africa, which marks her third trip to the country.

The new season of Degrassi returns to MuchMusic on July 16 at 10:00 PM (ET) and airs Monday to Thursdays.

Watch the interview with Jessica Tyler:

Jessica Tyler as Jenna Middleton
Jessica Tyler as Jenna Middleton

Photo of Jessica Tyler by W. Andrew Powell, June 2012.
Photo of Jessica Tyler as Jenna Middleton by Caitlin Cronenberg, courtesy of MuchMusic.

W. Andrew Powell lives, sleeps, eats, and breaths movies and entertainment. Since launching The GATE in 1999 Andrew has enjoyed being a pest to any publicist who would return his calls. In his "spare time," Andrew is also an avid photographer, and writes about leisure travel and hotels around the world.