Airing a teen soap on what was once known as “the nation’s music station” may just be the tip of the iceberg in how far CTV wants to stretch the MuchMusic brand. Degrassi, in fact, fits under the current licence definition. Thanks to "The Zits"? Take a look at the whoppers CTV sold the CRTC to justify jamming these non-music programs onto Much in the past:
|Paris Hilton, one of CTV's favourite songbirds|
Paris Hilton's My New BFF: "Paris Hilton has released her self-titled album 'Paris' and several singles, 'Stars Are Blind,' 'Turn it Up', 'Nothing in this World' and 'Screwed.'"
Vampire Diaries: "Candice Accola, who plays Caroline Forbes, released an album in 2007 titled, "It's Always the Innocent Ones" on the label Beverly Martel Music."
In other words, dig up any obscure music business link and you're in. Under these guidelines, Much could probably have rerun episodes of Baretta by citing Robert Blake's pet phrase, "And dat's da name of dat tune."