List of Instant Star episodes

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The following is an episode list for the Canadian drama Instant Star. The series premiered on September 15, 2004 and ended on June 26, 2008.

Seasons[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
1 13 20042005 May 22, 2007
2 13 2006 December 4, 2007
3 13 2007 January 19, 2010
4 13 2008 July 27, 2010

Season 1 (2004 - 2005)[edit]

# Canada Airdate US Airdate Title Featured Song Titular song Episode Info
01 - 101 September 15, 2004 July 1, 2005 "Even Better Than The Real Thing" 24 Hours by U2 Jude Harrison enters G Major's singer/songwriter contest called Instant Star. She was so nervous, but then she ends up winning the contest. From this point on, her life is no longer "normal." Her sister is extremely jealous of her and her friends don't know how to act around her. She discovers that her producer is Little Tommy Q from Boyz Attack, and that he is very hot. With a hot new producer and record execs expecting a hit from her, will Jude be able to survive in this new world?
02 - 102 September 15, 2004 July 1, 2005 "Come As You Are" Let Me Fall by Nirvana Jude loses the cover of a magazine by Darius, a famous hip hop producer, to Eden a.k.a. the beach blonde she-devil who she beat in the Instant Star competition. Now she and Tommy must go to Darius' party to impress him and prove to him that Jude belongs on the cover of his magazine, not Eden. Eden insults Jude and Sadie sticks up for Jude and fights Eden, resulting in the three girls falling the pool. After all that mishap, it seems likely that Jude lost the cover, but an unlikely person sees something in her and it ultimately saves the day.
03 - 103 January 30, 2005 July 8, 2005 "Oh Well, Whatever, Nevermind" I'm In Love With My Guitar "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
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Jude's publicist arranges for her to perform her first single in front of the entire school. Jude is very excited, and lets herself get caught up in all the attention. But she must face two obstacles: some of her classmates are planning an anti-Jude walkout and her best friend Jamie hates her song. Will she be able to pull this concert off?
04 - 104 February 6, 2005 July 15, 2005 "Hey Sister" Could Be You by D.O.A. When Jude plays her new song for the radio and gets some very bad reactions, Tommy threatens to quit. Jude doesn't want that to happen, so she insists that they work on a new hit single alone at her parent's country house. Tommy reluctantly agrees, and so Jude and Tommy find themselves connecting over more than just the music. Things are going well, until Jude's hot older sister Sadie shows up and starts flirting with Tommy, leading to a disastrous fight over Tommy
05 - 105 February 13, 2005 July 22, 2005 "You Can't Always Get What You Want" Waste My Time by The Rolling Stones Just when Jude is feeling comfortable at G Major and with Tommy, her world turns upside down when she learns that Tommy has to produce a single for Shay, as in S TO THE H TO THE A TO THE Y, the nephew of the famous hip hop producer Darius. After Jude gets downright honest and blunt with Shay, she is forced to apologize. But then Shay serenades her at his concert. Would she really fall for a rapper? Would she?
06 - 106 February 20, 2005 July 29, 2005 "Kiss Me Deadly" Waste My Time by Lita Ford Jude’s first video, her duet with Shay, will feature one thing that Jude isn’t very good at: dancing. They then decide to change the theme of the video, and the end of the video is supposed to feature a hot kiss between Jude and Shay. This is Jude’s first real kiss which is why she is more nervous about it, and she hasn’t had a lot of good experiences with kisses. The one problem is that Shay doesn’t want to be her boyfriend, so how is Jude going to kiss Shay on camera when he basically dumped her?
07 - 107 March 6, 2005 August 5, 2005 "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" Your Eyes by the Ramones Now that Shay and Jude are an official couple, Jude wants to share him with the rest of the world. So she invites him to the school dance and to have dinner with her family. But things take and awkward twist when Tommy shows up to prove to Jude that Shay is not the guy she thinks he is. Sadie invites him to join them for dinner, Tommy mentions the 3 month world tour that Shay has, and now Jude is having some doubts. What’s the #1 rule on the road? And is Shay willing to stick to that, or will he stay true to Jude?
08 - 108 March 13, 2005 August 12, 2005 "Unsweet Sixteen" Time To Be Your 21 by Wakefield It’s Jude’s 16th birthday and G Major is planning the birthday party of a lifetime. Jude is so excited, I mean what could possibly go wrong? But when she overhears someone’s love confession and discovers what Shay has been up to while he’s been on tour, her birthday is about to turn into a huge disaster. And when she has an intimate moment with someone, the night has completely gone messy, ending in Jude having her heart broken by two different guys.
09 - 109 March 20, 2005 August 19, 2005 "Won't Get Fooled Again" Skin by The Who Jude decides to chill at home after having her heart broken by two different guys in one night, on her one special night. Sadie and her dad aren’t exactly getting along, and Jude is wondering what’s going on. Meanwhile, her relationship with Tommy is quickly turning ugly and just when she thinks that she has reached the maximum level of anger, she finds out what her dad did to make Sadie mad at him, something very betraying.
10 - 110 March 27, 2005 August 26, 2005 "Lose This Skin" Me Out Of Me by The Clash Jude turns to Jamie after her parents broke up, and Jamie knows that she can’t handle any more horrible surprises, so he tells her about him and Kat dating for a while now. Of course, Jude plays the supportive best friend who’s happy for her two best friends finding true love. But suddenly she realizes that all this time she spent obsessing over her career, Tommy, and Shay, she wanted that boy-next-door all to herself
11 - 111 April 10, 2005 September 9, 2005 "All Apologies" Pick Up the Pieces by Nirvana Jude is very happy that she will be performing at some big music charity do that she grew up watching as a child, but she isn’t so happy when she finds out that she is singing a duet with Eden, the person she beat in the Instant Star contest and the person who stole Shay from her. Tommy insists that they forget everything that happened and move on, until a member of Boyz Attack, his nemesis, shows up…pushing a Boyz Attack reunion. This charity event will most likely not end in peace.
12 - 112 April 17, 2005 September 16, 2005 "Train In Vain" That Girl by The Clash Jude is excited because she is almost done recording her album, but her excitement quickly simmers down when she learns that Tommy might not produce his next album. Jude figures that if she figures out a way to relaunch his solo career, he’ll still want to produce her, but she must remember that she might have to make some sacrifices to push her success as well.
13 - 113 April 24, 2005 September 23, 2005 "Should I Stay Or Should I Go?" Temporary Insanity by The Clash It has been a long, adventurous ride for Jude Harrison, the first winner of the Instant Star contest. As she prepares for her summer tour, as usual, she has many problems to face. What is she supposed to do when she learns her producer is dating her sister, receives a very shocking offer from her ex-boyfriend, and a romantic ultimatum from her best friend? Is she ready to handle all of this before going on her summer tour?

Season 2 (2006)[edit]

# Canada Airdate US Airdate Title Featured Song Titular song Episode Info
14 - 201 June 18, 2006 February 10, 2006 "No Sleep Til Brooklyn, Part 1" My Sweet Time by Beastie Boys Jude returns from her summer tour with her backup band Spiederman to find that G Major is being run by Darius Mills and when Jude doesn't play at a showcase the way he wants her to, tension builds. Tommy is trying to do the best he can to please Darius, so he doesn't have time to hang out with Sadie when she comes back from Europe
15 - 202 June 25, 2006 February 17, 2006 "No Sleep Til Brooklyn, Part 2" Stupid Girl by Beastie Boys After messing up due to poor advice, Jude must grovel to keep her recording contract. Jamie soon learns that Jude can't help him keep his job as managing SME and that she has her own problems. Sadie, upset with Tommy, soon realizes that she messed up. Jamie dumps Jude and she decides to dye her hair blond.
16 - 203 August 1, 2006 February 24, 2006 "I Fought The Law" Over-Rated by The Clash An interview with a radio shock jock leaves Jude feeling humiliated and down on herself. Unsupported by SME, Jude loses her "voice". Meeting free-spirited Patsy gives Jude a boost but at the same time gets her into some trouble.
17 - 204 August 8, 2006 March 3, 2006 "Miss World" Not Standing Around by Hole Jude's efforts to make a second album get stalled by Darius and Liam, who demand she cough up some major money for studio time. Jude comes up with a way to make some fast cash, but unfortunately her idea creates more friction between her parents.
18 - 205 June 17, 2007 March 10, 2006 "Viciousness" Fade To Black by Lou Reed Kat sets out to hurt Jude because she is jealous of Jude's successes and she can't seem to find her place in her best friend's life. Tommy suffers a crisis of confidence, feeling that he can't measure up to Liam, his more experienced coworker. Jude's song is set to premiere in a horror movie called Viciousness.
19 - 206 August 15, 2006 March 17, 2006 "The Jean Genie" Anyone But You by David Bowie The stage throbs with the beat of Jude and SME rocking out on Anyone But You and there's definite onstage electricity between Jude and adorable lead guitarist, Spiederman. Spiederman wants Jude to consider the possibility of transforming their sizzling onstage chemistry into an offstage romance, but Jude is running scared.
20 - 207 August 22, 2006 April 7, 2006 "Stranger In The House" Natural Disaster by Rick Springfield Sadie's relationship with Tommy is on the rocks because of his lies. Jude initially tries to patch things up between the two but then has second thoughts. Jude and Sadie decide to throw a party. Jamie sees another side to Liam after he starts working with Patsy in the studio.
21 - 208 August 29, 2006 April 7, 2006 "Personality Crisis" Who Am I Fooling by New York Dolls Jude is thrilled to be nominated for a music award, but what she finds less exciting is the prospect of attending the ceremonies with Spiederman, who hasn't been the ideal boyfriend lately. So it's understandable when Jude agrees to let Mason escort her to the event.
22 - 209 May 27, 2007 April 14, 2006 "Hallelujah" Liar Liar by Leonard Cohen Jude is determined to have a normal, non-famous, non-G-Major-drama seventeenth birthday with her friends and family – minus her former friend and producer. But fate has other plans, and Jude finds herself locked in a most unusual setting with Tommy. Will they tear each other apart – or make beautiful music together?
23 - 210 June 3, 2007 April 21, 2006 "Problem Child" How I Feel by AC/DC Jude’s never been a stellar student, but when she fails music, she’s stunned. Sent to visit an elementary school to do emergency publicity damage, Jude faces down her biggest fans. But when she gives one budding songwriter some questionable advice, Jude can’t help but wonder…is it possible to be both a terrible student and an awful teacher?
24 - 211 June 10, 2007 April 28, 2006 "Mother's Little Helper" How Strong Do You Think I Am by The Rolling Stones Sadie is unhappy about Jude and Tommy working so closely together, and both of the Harrison sisters are upset with their mom's surprise decision to sell their childhood home. Jude realizes some of her money is missing and wonders if it could have been stolen. She blames her mother, not realizing it was Sadie who took it due to her jealousy of Jude and Tommy.
25 - 212 June 17, 2007 May 5, 2006 "When I Come Around" White Lines by Green Day Jude's second album is officially finished; however, Darius isn't pleased with the results, which means that Jude and Tommy are back in the studio, where they end up rekindling their relationship. Meanwhile, Spiederman realizes something isn't right with him and Jude.
26 - 213 June 24, 2007 May 12, 2006 "Date With The Night" There's Us & Another Thin Line by Yeah Yeah Yeahs Jude's life seems too good to be true, with a fabulous record release party in the works and a romance with Tommy a strong possibility, but then something truly terrible happens.

Season 3 (2007)[edit]

# Canada Airdate US Airdate Title Featured Song Featured Mini Titular song Episode Info
27 - 301 June 26, 2007 February 16, 2007 "Lose Yourself" I Don't Know If I Should Stay If I Should Stay by Eminem Jude's life is changing...for the best. Her CD is skyrocketing, and she's become a real star. That is, until the new Instant Star Karma comes in and changes everything...for the worst.
28 - 302 July 8, 2007 February 23, 2007 "Like A Virgin" I Will Be the Flame I'm a Degrassi, I'm an Instant Star by Madonna In an interview, Karma says she's a virgin, and they automatically assume that Jude isn't. Jude and Karma begin to not get along, and Jude ends up flashing her boob to an entire 13th brithday party while performing.
29 - 303 July 15, 2007 March 02, 2007 "Start Me Up" Worth Waiting For & Shooting Star The Flame by The Rolling Stones Jude has to deal with the aftermath of her breast being shown to the public, just as she learns that not only will Karma be doing a cover of her song "Waste My Time" but that Tommy will be producing her album.
30 - 304 July 22, 2007 March 09, 2007 "Helter Skelter" Darkness Round The Sun and Theres Us (Rock Version) Warrior Princess by The Beatles Patsy's burning out fast, and Jude's not sure she can stop her- or if Patsy even wants her to.
31 - 305 July 25, 2007 March 16, 2007 "Let It Be" Darkness Round the Sun Geometry of Love by The Beatles Jude usually deals with her own G Major drama, but now she's going to deal with someone else's... Someone who can't speak for herself.
32 - 306 July 29, 2007 March 23, 2007 "Heart of Gold" Just the Beginning & Worth Waiting For Instant Noir by Neil Young Jude is planning a major event dedicated to Patsy, who would be turning 23 if it hadn't been for her untimely death. She really needs Sadie to help, but when Jude dumps a little to much responsibility on her, Sadie drops the bomb... Sadie's sick of being the help and plans on moving to New York so she can live her own life. Meanwhile, Jamie sets his sights on signing a new act on the G-Major label.
33 - 307 August 1, 2007 March 30, 2007 "The Long & Winding Road" Don't You Dare My Best Friend's Wedding by The Beatles Jude and Tommy want to produce a hit record so they hit the road to find unique recording locations. As much as Tommy tries to hide it, his past comes bubbling up along with his feelings for Jude.
34 - 308 August 5, 2007 April 06, 2007 "18 Part 1" Love to Burn 8 Kilometers by Moby Jude's turning 18; Tommy loves her; life is good. So why won't he let her sing about him on stage at her birthday party? And who's the mysterious dude from Tommy's past that's making him flip out? Jude's 18 now, why isn't everything instantly perfect?!?! Things aren't perfect for Sadie either, and she's wondering if Kwest is the right guy for her. She might doubt it so much that she'll never find out.
35 - 309 August 12, 2007 April 13, 2007 "18 Part 2" Love To Burn Hollywood Undercover by Moby After performing the song about her relationship with Tommy, Jude expects everything to be fine and for Tommy to make the announcement with her. They're together! But his reaction isn't as great as she hoped. He embarrasses her in front of cameras and runs off to Sadie. Meanwhile, Jude runs to someone else for comfort.
36 - 310 August 19, 2007 April 27, 2007 "Nowhere To Run" Unravelling & What You Need What You Need by Kiss An MTV crew is supposed to be filming the production of Jude's new single. With Tommy producing, everything goes wrong and Jude ends up producing it herself. Also, Speed is keeping a secret from the band.
37 - 311 August 28, 2007 May 04, 2007 "Celebrity Skin" The Breakdown Hollywood Undercover 2 by Hole Things go bad for Jude when she wears a vest made of real animal fur. Animal rights activists protest against her so she tries to fix it but instead accidentally insults meat eaters. With all of this drama going on, everyone wants to see Jude hurt. Everyone at G Major has to work hard to protect her or else something terrible might happen.
38 - 312 September 2, 2007 May 11, 2007 "Sympathy For The Devil" No Shoes, No Shirt Tommy & Portia by The Rolling Stones Tommy tries to fix his life but some secrets may be holding him back.
39 - 313 September 2, 2007 May 18, 2007 "All I Want Is You" Where Does it Hurt None by U2 After finding out Darius and Portia's secret, the people of G Major aren't too happy... It could be the end for Jude's record label, but that really isn't her biggest worry. It turns out she isn't the owner of her own music, and even bigger than that: both Jamie and Tommy want her affections. Both of them have an offer Jude can't refuse, but which one will she accept?

Season 4 (2008)[edit]

# Canada Airdate US Airdate Title Featured Song Titular song
40 - 401 June 8, 2008 June 2, 2008 "Your Time Is Gonna Come" Ultraviolet by Led Zeppelin
41 - 402 June 15, 2008 June 9, 2008 "She Drives Me Crazy" Deeper by Fine Young Cannibals
42 - 403 June 22, 2008 June 16, 2008 "Changes" Remind Yourself by David Bowie
43 - 404 June 29, 2008 June 23, 2008 "Us And Them" Perfect, My Sweet Time, Pick Up The Pieces, The Breakdown, I Will Be The Flame by Pink Floyd
44 - 405 July 6, 2008 June 30, 2008 "We Belong" I Still Love You, Pavement by Pat Benatar
45 - 406 July 13, 2008 July 7, 2008 "My Hometown" Here We Go Again by Bruce Springsteen
46 - 407 July 20, 2008 July 7, 2008 "Not An Addict" I Just Wanted Your Love by K's Choice
47 - 408 July 27, 2008 July 14, 2008 "Brilliant Mistake" Live Like Music by Elvis Costello
48 - 409 August 3, 2008 July 14, 2008 "Possession" Higher Ground, Pavement by The Cure
49 - 410 August 10, 2008 July 21, 2008 "Every Breath You Take" Ghost Of Mine by The Police
50 - 411 August 17, 2008 July 21, 2008 "She Walks on Me" Song for Amanda & Ultraviolet (Japanese Commercial Version) by Hole
51 - 412 August 24, 2008 July 28, 2008 "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment" 2 AM by The Ramones
52 - 413 August 31, 2008 July 28, 2008 "London Calling" The Music, Unraveling, I Just Wanted Your Love, 2 AM, Remind Yourself by The Clash

Instant Star Minis[edit]

Season 3[edit]

Starting in Season 3, Instant Star Mini webisodes have appeared on The N.com's The Click.

  1. "If I Should Stay" - Tommy shows Jude how to find her everything.
  2. "I'm a Degrassi, I'm an Instant Star" - Degrassi vs. Instant Star.
  3. "The Flame" - Karma makes Tommy her own by sexing up her new single.
  4. "Warrior Princess" - Sadie is a ninja. Like a real, honest to God, nun chuck wielding, kick-your-ass-with-a-pole ninja.
  5. "Geometry Of Love" - Jamie puts on a lab coat and dissects the sordid steaming mass of Instant Star romance.
  6. "Instant Noir" - Gams, hats, dames, and Tommy kissing Jude. Wait, what are "gams" again?
  7. "My Best-Friend's Wedding" - Imagine the not-too-distant future... It's Jude's wedding day... So who the hell is she marrying?
  8. "8 Kilometers" - Lose yourself. No seriously, lose yourself before Spiederman starts rapping.
  9. "Hollywood Undercover" - Jude Harrison is secretly married and on drugs and viciously assaulting innocent reporters! It's all true! Kind of!
  10. "What You Need" - Watch Spiederman's first music video.
  11. "Hollywood Undercover 2" - That Jude. When she's not carousing with babes, she's cavorting with hotties.
  12. "Tommy and Portia" - Tommy and Portia spiral downward into mistrust and death.

Season 4[edit]

  1. "Higher Ground" - Mini webisode that features the brand new song Higher Ground.
  2. "I Just Wanted Your Love" - Nothing's like singing a song about the old and good love in the kitchen.
  3. "That Was Us" - Flashback about the good moments between Jude and Tommy.
  4. "Remind Yourself" - Spiederman Mind Explosion's new song, featuring the over-possessive Karma.
  5. "Live Like Music" - Not just hear it, live it.
  6. "Ultraviolet" - First mini performance of the 4th season by Jude, with Tommy and Jamie watching in two different places.
  7. "The Music" - Imagine that Jude never won Instant Star contest, and she plays on the streets with SME.
  8. "Perfect" - It's Jude in gold sequins and the SME in crazy weirdness.
  9. "Here We Go Again" - Jude and Tommy's first duet sets the woods on fire.
  10. "Ghost of Mine" - Karma, Spied, Sadie and Blu go Dreamgirls-style.
  11. "2 a.m." - The snow falls, Jude sings and Tommy wants to recover their love.

Instant Star: On the set[edit]

Season 3[edit]

Along with Instant Star mini's, The N.com takes you backstage of Instant Star. Also appearing on The N.com's The Click.

  1. "Time to Sing Again" - Be there as Alexz steps on stage to perform the first song from the new season of Instant Star.
  2. "Tim and Alexz Time" - What Tim and Alexz have together no one can take away. Not that anyone's tried.
  3. "20 Minute Rain Delay" - The cast shot the boob-out bar mitzvah at a real celeb's house. Whose house was it is top secret. But after 20 minutes standing in the rain, they told us anyway.
  4. "One Flew Over the Photo Shoot" - Nothing says "photo shoot day" like Tim Rozon doing the cabbage patch.
  5. "Going Out With a Bang" - The thing about TV is, when you need to shoot a deadly car crash, you can't actually kill anybody.
  6. "On the Steps of a Mansion" - Tim Rozon proves it's not how well you sing, it's how well you do The Grab.
  7. "A Day in the Country" - Ahh, the Instant Star life: relaxing in a verdant meadow, napping with Tim Rozon, busting up $100,000 sports cars...
  8. "The Making of 'What You Need'" - It's true: Tyler Kyte really did write and perform Spiederman's first solo record. It's also true that Alexz Johnson's dressing room is way nicer than his.
  9. "Swing Kids" - For Jude's 18th birthday, she got just what she wanted. Namely, the Degrassi gym converted into a lush 1930s nightclub in less than three days.
  10. "12:10 AM" - It's the middle of the night, but the day's not over. How can the cast rock out when they've been working for 17 hours? Also: hear the new Jude song "Unravelling".
  11. "The Power to Rock"- You've got dozens of screaming fans and Alexz on stage. There's never any question who owns the room. See her break out the new Jude song "The Breakdown".
  12. "Cory Sings" - Cory Lee is on stage singing her new track "No Shirt No Shoes", but nobody has any idea what else is going on.
  13. "Time To Say Goodbye"- On the last day of the season, there are secret-goodbye messages, hugs, and a rooftop performance by Alexz Johnson.

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