Season nine was produced by Epitome Pictures in association with CTV.Funding was provided by The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, the Canadian Television Fund and BCE-CTV Benefits, The Shaw Television Broadcast Fund, the Independent Production Fund, Mountain Cable Program, and RBC Royal Bank.The eight actors from season eight who did not return this season are Sarah Barrable-Tishauer as Liberty Van Zandt, Lauren Collins as Paige Michalchuk, Nina Dobrev as Mia Jones, Marc Donato as Derek Haig, Jake Epstein as Craig Manning, Stacey Farber as Ellie Nash, Adamo Ruggiero as Marco Del Rossi and Evan Williams as Kelly Ashoona.All left the series, while Sarah Barrable-Tishauer, Nina Dobrev, Adamo Ruggiero and Evan Williams all guest starred this season.This list is by order of production, as they appear on the DVD.When Mia is offered a major modeling contract in Paris, Peter decides that he'll go with her, but he soon realizes he doesn't fit into her sophisticated world.
Production for the season began on May 19, 2009 at Epitome Pictures' studios in Toronto, Ontario.Alli starts to feel like her relationship with Johnny is going no where.In order to fix it, she decides to spice things up a bit.Beginning this season, Stefan Brogren, Miriam Mc Donald, Shane Kippel and Cassie Steele are the only original cast members to still appear in the series.Joining the main cast are Annie Clark, Jahmil French, Landon Liboiron, and Jessica Tyler as Fiona Coyne (12 episodes), Dave Turner (12 episodes), Declan Coyne (18 episodes), and Jenna Middleton (17 episodes).Jane loves Spinner from the bottom of her heart, but when the gorgeous new boy flirts with her, she finds it hard not to give in. But when he tells her something shocking, all of her hopes disappear. and Jane surprise themselves during a class project when they bond and start a babysitting business. Dave wants to be on the Anti-Grapevine, but Chantay refuses to put her cousin in the blog until he does something spontaneous.