You all know that The N licensed 24 episodes of Season 7 of Degrassi, and 13 episodes of Season 4 of Instant Star, and we have wrapped filming of all these episodes. So in 2008 we can expect The N to air Degrassi Season 7 (and in fact they have already aired the first 7 episodes, so there's another 17 to go!) and Instant Star Season 4.
In my opinion, and of course I'm completely biased, these are absolutely the best seasons of Degrassi and Instant Star yet, I am just SO proud of them and I can't wait for you to see them!
However, it is entirely possible that the scheduling that we thought was going to happen for both shows may be changed. You may have seen today's press release from The N about their new format, and this release does not mention Instant Star so we can take that as a good indication that Instant Star's projected February 15 start date has been pushed back… by how much, whether it is weeks or months, we do not know.
I'll let you know as soon as we know.
As to further seasons of Degrassi and Instant Star, it is almost certain that there will be Season 8 of Degrassi. The exact number of episodes will be decided over the next couple of months.
However, in the case of Instant Star the resolution of the plot lines at the end of the final episode of Season 4 is such that it is completely possible to end the series gracefully at that point, and leave on a high note with everyone wanting more but feeling very satisfied with the series as a whole.
We have had ongoing discussions with CTV and The N with this in mind. And the decision has been made that in fact Instant Star will end at the end of Season 4. There will be no Season 5. We have let the cast and crew know this. We have let them know how enormously proud we are of them for having been part of the creation of one of the most innovative and original tv series in television history. And they have responded with thanks and congratulations—not many series get even four seasons, and Instant Star has been an enormous success in over 120 countries around the world for exactly that!!!
source: Stephen Stohn