By EW Staff
May 28, 2012 at 09:04 PM EDT
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For the third year in a row, Degrassi has made a mega music video preview — this time to tout its 12th season, which will bow Monday, July 16 at 10 p.m. on TeenNick. This year’s clip, set to the pulsating song “Bite Your Tongue” by Chantal Claret (lead singer of the band Morningwood), spoofs that high school staple: yearbook photos. Only these photos morph from picture-perfect to drama in a matter of seconds. Watch the promo below. 

It’s chock full of clues:

• The love triangle between Katie (newly brunette), Drew, and Bianca heats up.

• Eli is screaming at new Degrassi-ian Becky, against the backdrop of the drama club.

• The Degrassi hockey team looks to be full of some serious homophobes, tormenting out-and-proud ninth grader, Tristan.

• Katie’s sister Maya has a new love interest; the couple seem immune to the fighting around them.

• And (for once), does drama queen Clare actually float above the drama?

Given all this serious tension, it only makes sense that the season be called “Degrassi Showdown”; tagline: “Whose Side Are You On?”

As amazing a teaser as it is, some questions remain unanswered. For starters: Where are Fiona and Imogen, who shared a memorable kiss in the season 11 finale?

What do you think of the new preview? What are you most excited about for season 12? How does it stack up versus promos from the previous seasons? (To refresh your memory: Season 10’s and season 11’s.)

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