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
ABC Family's The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Make It or Break It will premiere Jan. 4. The two shows' season premieres were originally slated for a week later, on Jan.11. "Teenager," which has a 12-episode order, and "Make It," which has 10 new episodes, will be joined by fresh episodes of Greek on Monday, Jan. 25. Source
When the Greek mid-season finale airs (Mon, 9/8c on ABC Family), viewers will see what transpires after Casey and Cappie finally locked lips in the penultimate episode. Spencer Grammer, who plays Casey, told us that she hoped the kiss was "as rewarding for everyone as we were trying to make it." So what else can we expect down the road for Cappie (Scott Michael Foster), Casey and her ZBZ girls? Grammer tells us what's in store at Cyprus Rhodes, why she doesn't want Casey and Cappie to become a "boring love story," and how a Greek house burns down. To Read More Click Here .
* Dancing with the Stars (8/7c ABC) It's time once again for the celebrities to help design the costumes! From what we saw last week, Kelly may be putting Louis in a loud floral print, and Michael's designs may have Anna cursing him in Russian. However, let's hope Michael didn't spend too much time working on wardrobe at the expense of practicing, because he only narrowly escaped elimination last week by winning a dance-off against Louie Vito. Two stars exited in a double elimination last week, and tomorrow night two more will go. * How I Met Your Mother (8/7c CBS) Barney could never be accused of being humble, but sometimes he really overestimates his awesomeness. After a lifetime of being Barney, and only months of being Barney and Robin, he thinks he's ready to give out relationship advice, which he freely gives to Marshall. Needless to say, it doesn't end well. * Greek (9/8c ABC Family) In this mid-season finale, viewers find out the result of Casey and Cappie's conversation last week. However, these two have a lot on their minds besides each other. Casey gets offered a Panhellenic VP position at the same time ZBZ is in dire need of her assistance for Songfest. Cappie, meanwhile, has his hands full teaming up with Evan to try and stop the increased rivalry between their houses - but if their plan backfires, it may push everyone further apart. * The American Experience (9/8c PBS) The fascinating "Civilian Conservation Corps" recalls the Depression-era, government-run program championed by President Franklin Roosevelt that served two purposes: putting people to work (at a dollar a day) and restoring America's natural resources, which - as the Dust Bowl showed - weren't faring so well. The documentary features a wealth of archival footage and interviews with CCC vets, each of whom look back - as they should - with pride at their accomplishments and personal growth. * Poliwood (7:30/6:30c Showtime ) Director Barry Levinson, no stranger to fictional films with themes of politics and Hollywood or a combination of both (Wag the Dog, What Just Happened, Man of the Year), turns his cameras on the real thing. In this incisive 2009 documentary, Levinson went to the 2008 national conventions to examine how celebrities and their opinions can affect the public's perceptions of candidates and what they stand for. Among the celebrity activists interviewed are Spike Lee and Susan Sarandon. Source Here
You won't have to wait long to see what's in store for the students at Cyprus Rhodes. ABC Family has scheduled the midseason premiere of Greek - which will end the first half of Season 3 come Monday - for Monday, Jan. 25, at 10/9c. The network has moved Greek back an hour, enabling a Monday night block of original programming. The Secret Life of the American Teenager will air at 8/7c, followed by Make It or Break It at 9/8c, with Greek capping off the night. Will you be watching the new three-hour block? Source Here
Next week is already the Greek Midseason Finale (*tear*). Rivalries heat up in this episode - entitled "Friend or Foe" - airing next Monday at 8PM on ABC Family. ABC Family is offering a bunch of preview photos and video clips, which you can check out now: Photos Videos The ZBZs Surprise Everyone Telling Ashleigh Dale vs. Rusty Waking The Better Man Telling Evan
It's Founders Weekend at the ZBZ House and Casey uses the opportunity to scrap for donations from the alums while Rusty tries to keep Jordan from dropping out of school. Watch & Discuss: Watch Greek: Season 3, Episode 6 - 'Lost And Founders'