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Can March 30 come a little sooner, please? That's when Greek returns to ABC Family for the second half of its second season, and I wouldn't be lying if I said it was literally marked on my calendar. There's just something about this sweet little show that always gives me a pick-me-up, so it seems appropriate that it'll be coming back just as Spring is dawning.
The mid-season finale in the Fall left the show in a crazy place, with a ton of power in the hands of Rebecca Logan. I'm curious to see what will happen with that, especially considering this big spoiler about the fate of one ZBZ sister (seriously, don't click if you don't want to know). Meanwhile, the show is plus-one in the cute factor after adding Jesse McCartney to the cast to play a freshman jock who will be hotly pursued by both Kappa Tau and Omega Chi.
Anyone else ready for all the fun to start up again? You can check out a promo and a clip from a McCartney video with even more scenes if you read more
Tonight — too soon! — Greek wraps up another season on ABC Family. We've finally reached the end of the first school year, with fraternity and sorority initiation approaching and sending the pledges into a hellish frenzy. Meanwhile, Casey has a decision to make that's so big, she seeks advice from Lauren Conrad, who appears to her in a dream.
Recently, Scott Michael Foster, who plays the wacky and always surprising Cappie, took questions from a group of reporters about his role on the show and where he sees Cappie going in the future. Here are highlights:
Do you think Casey and Cappie should be together, or are they possibly not right for each other after all?
I think they’re absolutely right together. I think, you know, it’s true love. I mean, they both know it, and it’s sort of about figuring out their own lives first to get to that place where they can be together . . . It’s just a matter of when, I think, for those guys, when it’s going to happen, not if it’s going to happen.
Will Rusty's dating skills ever catch up to Cappie's?
I think that’s Cappie’s goal, is to get Rusty to open up. Rusty is a little brother not just in the fraternity aspect, but in the emotional aspect for those two. I think you want to see [Rusty] become the kind of suave guy that Cappie is.
How long do you see the show lasting? Or how would it evolve, because you can't stay in college forever.
Well, you know, Cappie’s whole philosophy is that he can stay in college forever. He wants to, at least. This is the best time of his life as he sees it.
To learn which character Foster initially auditioned for and watch a preview of tonight's finale, just read more
Oh yes, it's time. Fall is quickly approaching, schools are in session, and my beloved Greek is on the air again!
The show returns to ABC Family for its second season tonight, on a new night and time: 9 p.m., following The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Secret Life has spent the Summer pulling in the highest ratings in ABC Family's history, and I hope its popularity translates to some big numbers for Greek, which (sorry, Molly Ringwald) I think is better-written and better-acted by far.
I've seen the season premiere, and while I wouldn't dream of spoiling anything, I will say that it's a completely delightful episode that answers a few of the questions from the Spring Break-themed finale and delivers a few new cliffhangers of its own. The setting is the annual Greek Week Olympics, which brings out the competitiveness in our Cyprus-Rhodes kids: Casey sees another chance to prove she deserves to be ZBZ president for real, and Rusty and Calvin struggle to stay neutral while their houses are yet again competing against each other. But the plot summary is only the slightest hint of what makes the episode good; you'll have to catch all the one-liners and shocking moments for yourself tonight.
If you're home today and looking to catch up on Greek, you're in luck: ABC Family will be airing nine episodes from the first season back-to-back starting at 11 a.m. EDT and PDT. Meanwhile, to watch a promo, just read more
I've already admitted Greek is a guilty pleasure of mine, and many of you also came out and admitted that you too love this show. That got me thinking: What is it about this ABC Family series that is so addicting?
After all, Greek has some cheesy and predictable plot lines, is asking me to care about beautiful young people whose biggest concerns include smuggling beer into parties, and concludes most episodes with some tidy lessons about friendship, life, and college. Why are grown-ups like me drawn to a khaki-filled, cutesy show clearly aimed at the young'ns?
The folks behind the show must know they have some older fans, because they slip in some great little references designed to appeal to those of us who can drink legally. It's like making Spencer Grammer's character, Casey, a big fan of Frasier, or quick little lines like when a sorority girl told the Dean (played by Alan Ruck) that she thought Ferris Bueller's Day Off was like the Great Gatsby for a new generation — a joke that works best when you know Ruck played Bueller's best friend. But there's more to it than just its pop-culture cred. While the kids of Greek look like college students and concern themselves with sorority sister problems, they're acting out scenarios familiar to the adult world. To see why I think some primetime adult shows could stand to take notice, just read more