Brendon Yorke and Alexandra Zarowny served as story editors.The editor was Stephen Withrow, Stephen Stanley was the production designer, and the cinematographer was Gavin Smith.The fifth season of Degrassi: The Next Generation commenced airing in Canada on 19 September 2005, concluded on 20 March 2006 and contains nineteen episodes.
Meanwhile, Ellie and Craig are still mad at each other but later form a connection when she becomes Downtown Sasquatch's new drummer. is happily in love with Liberty until she reveals that she is four months pregnant.Mike Lobel, Deanna Casaluce, and Melissa Di Marco as Jay Hogart (7 episodes), Alex Nuñez (9 episodes), and Daphne Hatzilakos (13 episodes) were promoted after recurring in the previous seasons.The three actors from season four who did not return this season were Daniel Clark as Sean Cameron, Melissa Mc Intyre as Ashley Kerwin, and Dan Woods as Mr. All left the series, except for Melissa Mc Intyre, who made her return in the season finale and Daniel Clark, who made his return in season six. Film director Kevin Smith and actor Jason Mewes returned to the show for two episodes when they guest starred as exaggerated versions of themselves (for example Kevin is portrayed as being unmarried and childless).The season was produced by Epitome Pictures in association with CTV.Funding was provided by The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, the Canadian Television Fund and BCE-CTV Benefits, The Shaw Television Broadcast Fund, the Independent Production Fund, Mountain Cable Program, and RBC Royal Bank.
The executive producers were Epitome Pictures' president Stephen Stohn, and CEO Linda Schuyler, the co-creator of the Degrassi franchise.