It's party time! Collegiate drama Greek has been renewed for a fourth season, TVGuide.com has confirmed. The ABC Family show recently returned for the second half of its third season to 1.03 million viewers. Greek is now the longest-running series in the cable channel's history. The fourth, 10-episode season is scheduled to premiere some time later this year. Are you excited for more Greek? Source Here
. * XXI Olympic Winter Games (8/7c NBC)''' The team of Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo go for China's first-ever gold medal in the pairs figure skating final tonight, having won the bronze in two previous Olympics. While their toughest competition should come from German and Russian pairs, a couple of up-and-coming U.S. pairs could be interesting. Caydee Denney and Jeremy Barrett, together for only 18 months, surprised many by winning the U.S. Nationals last month, while Barrett's girlfriend, Amanda Evora, with partner Mark Ladwig, took second and the other Olympic berth. Also on the ice, the U.S. goes for its third straight gold in speedskating's 500m, with Tucker Fredericks a long shot to follow Casey FitzRandolph (2002) and Joey Cheek (2006) to the top of the podium. Seth Wescott, the 2006 winner in the inaugural snowboard cross, is back to try for his second straight gold. Daytime events feature what looks to be America's best-ever cross-country team, featuring World Championship silver medalist Kikkan Randall in the women's 10km. * The Bachelor : On the Wings of Love (8/7c ABC) So, should Gia, Tenley or Vienna write a thank-you note to Ali? One of them is in the Caribbean island St. Lucia tonight only because Ali, a likely semifinalist, chose her job over Jake last week. Nonetheless, romance fans know the drill from here: island frolicking (on a "pirate" ship this time) and wine-infused candlelight dining, followed (or not) by "fantasy suite" nights before the two finalists emerge. Then there's next week's "Women Tell All' interlude, followed by the finals on March 8. * Glenn Martin, DDS (8:30/7:30c Nickelodeon) Washington, D.C., serves as the perfect backdrop for this President's Day episode. The Martins head to the nation's capital because of Courtney's entry in an essay contest. Initially, Glenn's upset that his daughter's essay on the person she admires the most is not about him, but he happily gains Courtney's respect after President Obama praises him for helping him out with a dental emergency. However, because he's Glenn, he then does something to ruin Courtney's newfound admiration of him. * Greek (10/9c ABC Family) When an attractive young politician (Sam Page of Mad Men) visits campus, Casey happily volunteers to help him with a voter-registration campaign. Soon Casey starts thinking about grown-up things like a possible career in politics, while Cappie chooses not to contemplate life after graduation. Meanwhile, Rusty prepares to appear on the cover of Engineering Weekly, but then he starts to question some recent choices he's made. * Damages (10/9c FX ) Joe Tobin certainly clicked over into the "villain" category last week. Not to mention the "sucker" category: Does Joe really think that Winstone has his interests at heart? And the two of them couldn't even get Danielle (Madchen Amick) out of the country, so you can expect her to become a player, once she recovers from her concussion. But tonight, Joe has a decision to make while Patty gets her first crack at grilling Louis Tobin. Oh, and expect to learn more about Tom Shayes' death. Source Here
While we'll be missing a few Monday favs tonight including the CBS comedy line-up, there are some great premieres and other regulars to look forward to! Greek returns tonight with an all new time, plus FX and Showtime Mondays get interesting! Check out all that's new tonight: 8/7c Chuck on NBC House on Fox The Bachelor on ABC One Tree Hill on The CW The Secret Life of The American Teenager on ABC Family 9/8c Heroes on NBC 24 on Fox Life UneXpected on The CW Make It or Break It on ABC Family Intervention on A&E 10/9c Castle on ABC Greek on ABC Family Damages on FX Men of a Certain Age on TNT Secret Diary of a Call Girl on Showtime 10:30/9:30c Tracey Ullman's State of the Union on Showtime 11/10c La La Land on Showtime What will you be watching?
Winter break is over for the Greek guys and gals, and a new beginning will dawn tonight. Despite the title being a reference to a horror flick, things will pretty much be like a fairy tale on the season 3, chapter 6 premiere. Hopefully, anyway. Tonight's episode, "I Know What You Did Last Semester," will bring the Cyprus Rhodes students together for a little social event, as usual. They're all preparing a "Help Us Rebuild Our Castle Fairytale Ball" in order to help the Gamma Psi's. Their house burned down and funds are scarce, but hopefully this bit of charity will return their former glory. To Read More Click Here .
Greek's Cappie and Casey may be back together, but that doesn't mean they're going to be a happy couple. "They come together and totally love each other and have, obviously, for years," Spencer Grammer told TVGuide.com during a recent visit to the ABC Family show's set. "As you find in normal relationships, things start to change and people start to change... or people don't change, in this case." The cracks in the relationship become more evident as graduation inches nearer. "He's not ready to leave and he has no intention of leaving Cyprus Rhodes," said Scott Michael Foster. While Casey makes plans to move on and go to law school, Cappie continues to be "Peter Pan," Grammer said. "He wants to stay at Kappa Tau and party. He loves those guys and doesn't really have any idea of what he wants to do. He knows he wants to be with Casey, but she's moving above and beyond their college life. Maybe their relationship was just supposed to be in college." In her search for what's next in life, Casey meets Joel. "[Mad Men's] Sam Page plays Joel, a legislative aide," Grammer said. "He comes into the show to help Casey focus some ideas about her dreams of going to Washington. He encourages her to go to law school and helps her realize the things she really wants to do." Unlike Cappie, Joel catches Casey's eye because he's grown from being a crazy partier to a working man. "[He has a] sexier approach to life," Grammer said. "So there may be some temptation." Casey's relationship with Ashleigh (Amber Stevens) will also suffer because of school ending. "We have to decide if our friendship was convenient, or if it was a friendship made because we really are soul mate friends," said Grammer. "Casey ultimately starts to prioritize her life, and certain things begin to take a back burner." And can Cappie's bromance with Evan (Jake McDorman) survive last season's betrayal? "Ever since Evan betrayed him, it's been a vow of Cappie's to get back at the whole house for what they did," Foster said. "This whole season is a buildup of what they're going to do to get back at Omega Chi." Alas, there's one thing that's not changing this year. "There's a lot of making out with Scott this season," Grammer joked. Greek returns Monday, Jan. 25 at 10/9c on ABC Family. Do you want to see Cappie and Casey end up together? Source Here
* Damages (10/9c FX ) This season's villain appears to be Bernie Madoff, only the case is murkier and there's a body in a Dumpster. Len Cariou plays the Madoff-like Louis Tobin, and Campbell Scott and Lily Tomlin play his wife and son, whom Tobin insists know nothing. Patty's out to recover lost assets, while Ellen now works at the DA's office, which will prosecute Tobin. But don't expect them to work hand-in-glove. And in the flash-forward, Patty's car is rammed by a car that turns out to be registered to... * 24 (9/8c Fox) Season 8 moves to its regular time slot with a power struggle percolating as CTU honcho Brian Hastings is being second-guessed by his agents. It never seems to take this crew long to forget how often Jack has pulled everybody's fat out of the fire. Meanwhile, Renee's trustworthiness is in question; and Chloe has become at least underappreciated and possibly a pariah showing more loyalty to Jack than to Hastings. And then there's the Middle East peace process hanging by a thread. * Greek (10/9c ABC Family) ABC Family expands to airing three hours of original prime-time programming on Mondays with the mid-season return of this college-set drama. The Cyprus-Rhodes kids pick up right where they left off, in the aftermath of the fire at Gamma Psi. A fund-raiser is held to help rebuild the house, and the guilt-plagued ZBZs wonder what role they played in the destructive blaze. Meanwhile, the KTs have a tough time moving on in the wake of the expulsion of three of their brothers. * Chuck (8/7c NBC) The solid spy show's third season is flying high, delivering the usual fun mix of pop-culture riffs, workplace comedy, perfectly placed modernist music and, of course, guns, girls and gadgets. The series continues to take flight when Chuck departs to Paris for his very first solo assignment. During the flight, Chuck delights in a French connection when he befriends a pretty fellow passenger (Kristin Kreuk). But there'll be turbulence when Chuck must tangle with another passenger - menacing, muscle-bound goon Hugo Panzer ("Stone Cold" Steve Austin). Morgan's not on sturdy ground, either: He battles Jeff and Lester for power at Buy More. * La La Land (11/10c Showtime ) British comedian Marc Wootton is absurdly funny in this new series as he plays three different off-the-wall characters stalking stardom in Los Angeles. The hapless trio includes cocky cockney cabbie Gary, who wants to be an actor; psychic Shirley Ghostman, whose connection to the spirit world seems permanently disconnected; and dimwitted documentarian Brendan, who wants to be Michael Moore but is more Ed Wood. The three outlandish poseurs' interaction with real people in real situations is the stuff of head-shaking, eye-rolling lunacy. Source here
Since Greek is returning to ABC Family this coming Monday, January 25th, I felt it necessary to share this somewhat surprising/upsetting news. In a recent "Ask Ausiello" column, Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello responds to a question about Greek being in danger of cancellation, and substantiates this rumor ! From the column: Question: Is Greek really in danger of being canceled? -Lisa Ausiello: I heard rumblings to that effect, but it wasn't until ABC Family basically renewed every single one of its scripted programs except Greek this week that the show's bubble status really hit me. I'm told ABC Family execs will be looking very closely at the ratings for the show's premiere on Jan. 25, so, please, tell everyone and your sister to watch it. Source Honestly, it hadn't even occurred to me that Greek was considered 'on the bubble', but with breakout hits The Secret Life of The American Teenager and Make It or Break It , the show is clearly no longer the net's poster child. While you could argue that Greek has actually arrived at a logical concluding point (Casey, Evan, Ashleigh and Cappie should be finishing up college soon enough...), I'd like to see the show survive just a little longer. It's only in its 3rd season! What do you think? Would you be sad to see Greek go? Will you be watching the premiere this Monday?
Dramas Grey's Anatomy and Mad Men and the freshman comedies Glee and Modern Family were among the nominees for the 21st annual GLAAD Media awards. Also in the running for best drama series: Brothers & Sisters, True Blood and Skins. And the other best comedy series nominees: GREEK, United States of Tara and Beautiful People. Among series not featuring a regular lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender character, Private Practice was nominated for two individual episodes, as were Parks and Recreation, Supernatural and The Listener. Ellen DeGeneres received two nods - one for an episode of her own show and one for her and Portia de Rossi's appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Other chat fests nominated for an individual episode were The Tyra Banks Show, The Joy Behar Show and The Dr. Oz Show. Kathy Griffin earned a nom for outstanding reality series for Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List, along with The Amazing Race 15, Making His Band, The Real World: Brooklyn and RuPaul's Drag Race. Soap operas All My Children, As The World Turns, Guiding Light and One Life to Live were all nominated for outstanding daily drama. The nominees for outstanding TV movie or mini-series include Prayers for Bobby, Pedro, Torchwood: Children of Earth and An Englishman in New York. The movie contenders: Everybody's Fine, I Love You, Man, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire, A Single Man and Taking Woodstock. GLAAD also will honor Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon with the Vito Russo Award. The award is presented to a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender media professional who has made a difference in promoting equal rights. The Emmy winner spoke at October's National Equality March in Washington in support of marriage equality. The awards will be handed out at three different ceremonies: March 13 in New York, April 17 in Los Angeles and June 5 in San Francisco. Source Here
When Greek returns, Cappie (Scott Michael Foster) and Casey (Spencer Grammer) will be heading into an uphill battle to save their relationship. Enter Cappie's parents, who come to town to help the new pair find some clarity. We sat down with Lea Thompson - who plays Cappie's mom, April - on the set of Greek to find out how the parental units will save the couple during the '80s themed episode. Speaking of the 1980s, Marty McFly's mom - now 48 - also discusses how Back to the Future shaped the, you guessed it, future. To Read More Click Here .
"Back to the Future" actress Lea Thompson is visiting the small screen to be a mom for Cappie. She has been tapped to guest star on ABC Family's "Greek" when the show returns for the second half of third season on January 25. EW which was first to deliver the casting news said that the character will be "free-spirited". The name is April and she is married to a "non-conformist" husband, Tobias. The Ralph Burton of "24", Jim Abele, will be the one playing the father. How the parents will step into the storyline, EW quoted a "Greek" insider as saying, "Meeting his parents will have a big impact on Casey." Cappie and Casey are indeed back together in the season finale airing on November 2. In further hint, the insider also said that modern-day hippies will appear in at least five episodes. Source Here