Most of us dread returning to high school once we've graduated, but Jake Epstein was actually pretty excited to return back to the hallowed halls of The N's Degrassi: The Next Generation. The 19-year-old actor left the series in order to get an education, but is back playing moody musician Craig for two episodes, starting with this week's season premiere (Friday, Jan. 5, at 8 pm/ET). TVGuide.com caught up with Epstein to find out what it was like stepping back into the role of Craig and performing with fellow guest stars Taking Back Sunday, and if there's a chance he could make another return appearance.
TVGuide.com: What have you been up to? Jake Epstein: I've been living in Montreal.
Rock band Taking Back Sunday will perform as themselves on the Jan. 12 episode of Degrassi: The Next Generation, marking the return of Jake Epstein (Craig). Also of note: Degrassi: TNG will enter U.S. syndication in the fall of 2007.... The Sopranos' James Gandolfini will serve as celebrity monarch Bacchus during the 2007 Mardi Gras season.... AMC presents George Clooney: An American Cinematheque Tribute tonight at 8 pm/ET.... Air Bud's five puppies star in Air Buddies, now out on DVD.... Green Lantern creator Martin Nodell died of natural causes on Saturday. He was 91.