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.