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The cast and producers of Degrassi (left to right) Raymond Ablack, Charlotte Arnold, (co-producers) Stephen Stohn and Linda Schuyler, Lauren Collins, Stefan Brogren and Adamo Ruggiero pose for a photo after being voted Canada's top show of the last 25 Years during the 25th Annual Gemini Awards in Toronto on Saturday. ((Aaron Vincent Elkaim /Canadian Press))

Canadian voters named Degrassi as their favourite television show in a list of 25 of the best shows of the last 25 years released during the Gemini Awards gala Saturday.

The show, which has been running since 1980 in four major reincarnations, was chosen in an online fan vote.

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television asked a panel of television experts for the top 25 shows of the last 25 years before fans voted. The list was put together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Gemini Awards.

The show in second place was Flashpoint, while in third place was the long-running children's show, Mr. Dressup.

The full list:

  1. Degrassi (1980 - Present).
  2. Flashpoint (2008 - Present)
  3. Mr. Dressup (1967 - 1996)
  4. Anne of Green Gables(1985)
  5. Durham County (2007 - Present)
  6. Holmes on Holmes (2001 - Present)
  7. Due South (1994 - 1999)
  8. Being Erica (2008 - Present)
  9. Corner Gas (2004 - 2009)
  10. The Friendly Giant (1958 - 1985)
  11. The Beachcombers (1972 - 1990)
  12. Trailer Park Boys (2001 - 2008)
  13. The Kids in the Hall (1988 - 1994)
  14. The Rick Mercer Report (2004 - Present)
  15. North of 60 (1992 - 1998)
  16. This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992 - 2008)
  17. Wayne and Shuster (1954 - 1990)
  18. Made in Canada (1998 - 2002)
  19. Slings and Arrows (2003 - 2006)
  20. Da Vinci’s Inquest (1998 - 2005)
  21. Codco (1986 - 1992)
  22. The Nature of Things (1960 - Present)
  23. Traders (1996 - 2000)
  24. The New Music (1979 - 2008)
  25. The Newsroom (1996 - 1997, 2004 - 2005)