“Degrassi Junior High” was a Canadian teen TV show and although considered a direct spinoff of “The Kids of Degrassi Street”, it wasn’t. The Degrassi (named after De Grassi Street) franchise created a total of five series all linked in one way or the other but not sharing the same characters or plot.
For those who remember the show, you might think that it went on for years, however, no matter how remarkable it was, “Degrassi Junior High”only had three seasons. One fact that distinguishes Degrassi from other shows is that the entire cast was doing their own hair and makeup and choosing their own clothes. The authenticity of the show is probably what made it so successful.
Moesha Needs Some Questions Answered
Between 1996 and 2001, "Moesha" was one of the best shows around. Fast forward to 2022 and Netflix have brought the show back to life. Brandy Norwood, a loved and appreciated R&B singer, starred in the daily sitcom and played the role of Moesha. The story is about Moesha coping with her widowed dad marrying her school's principal. It blended in stories of her being exposed to illegal medication and dealing with matters all teens go through in life.
After six seasons it was decided to drop the show. Norwood was very disappointed with the final episode (which left too many question marks) and said that it left her fans with a bad impression of her that took her a long time to clean up.
Family Ties Created a Real Family
If you ever wondered where Michal J. Fox met his wife, "Family Ties" is the answer. In 1985, Tracy Jo Pollan was cast to play Michale J.Fox's (Alex P. Keaton) better half, not knowing that this romance would last forever. Regardless of Pollan's remarkable performance, Fox grasped numerous awards for showcasing his outstanding abilities on the show and bringing the show to the heights it reached.
For the final two seasons of the show, Courteney Cox (our beloved friend Monica) was cast as Fox's girlfriend. According to hearsay, Michal dumped Pollan for an adventure with Cox but the two have never confirmed.
The Secret of My Two Dads Was Literally Taken to the Grave
The premise of "My Two Dads" has two friends who share a history with the same woman who tragically passes away and both win custody over her daughter. The show ran for three seasons with a total of 60 episodes. It was a great success when it was launched and even managed to win a few awards.
Although several decades have gone by since the last airing of the show, it is still unknown who Nicole's (Staci Keanan) real father was. The only person who knows the truth behind the real father's identity is Judge Margaret (Florence Stanley) but sadly she is no longer here to share.
Fame Turned Down Madonna
Although aired around the same time, we're here to focus on "Fame" the 1982 TV series — not the 1980 movie (which was inspired by the 1970 stage show). Madonna (yes yes, queen madonna) auditioned for a role in the show. Luckily enough she didn't make it. Could you imagine the 1980s without "Papa Don't Preach"?
The queen of pop was not the only big-name potentially on the show as you most probably recall Janet Jackson who played the role of Cleo Hewitt. She quit "Fame" after three seasons and went off to make music. To this day "Fame" is known as one of the best musical TV shows made. Presumably, it will go on and live forever.