Saturday, 23 January, 2010 10:23 PM
Family's 'GREEK' returns on Monday at a new time - 10 p.m.
BY BOB D'AMCO / ABC FAMILY
cast of "GREEK": Dilshad Vadsaria as Rebecca, Jake McDorman
as Evan, Spencer Grammer as Casey, Jacob Zachar as Rusty, Scott
Michael Foster as Cappie, Clark Duke as Dale, Amber Stevens as Ashleigh
and Paul James as Calvin.
ANGELES -- "GREEK" is like a soap
opera for teenagers and college students, known as a dramedy. If
you like the American Pie movies (minus the nudity) or
the Bring It On movies, then you'll definitely enjoy "GREEK."
If you are a member of a fraternity or a sorority or you're considering
to join one, then this is also a great show for you. This Monday,
the show kicks off its second half of its third season in a new
timeslot: 10 p.m. "GREEK" will be shown one hour later
than in the past. However, there will be just as many twists and
lots of surprises thrown in too.
television show resembles a college in more ways than one. The first
half of the season begins at the end of August just as students
are heading back to class. The second half of the season begins
at the end of January as students are already in class. Many scenes
of "GREEK" are filmed on the campus of USC. The show follows
students and their lives at the fictional Cyprus-Rhodes University.
Grammer is one of the original eight members of the cast. She plays
the character of Casey Cartwright, who has served as president of
the ZBZ sorority in past seasons.
those who watch the show, Casey was in a relationship with Cappie,
who is played by Scott Michael Foster. But what will that continue
in the new season? "Yes, you can and it will be fun,"
will now air at 10 p.m. instead of 9 p.m. on Mondays. Will the show
continue to be successful at its new time?
not really sure, you're guess is as good as mine," the actress
said. "I don't work for the Nielsen report or anything. I
think it's great. Our show gets a lot of viewers online. Our target
audience is probably 12 to 35. The way people watch television now
has changed so much that ratings are not hard indicators of how
popular your show might be."
says there will be a lot of twists and surprises in the new season,
which includes 10 new episodes.
get to meet Cappie's parents on a camping trip, which is pretty
fun," the actress added. "There's a great episode where
Ashleigh's character does a makeover for Rusty and makes him look
chic rather than nerdy, which is really cute. Her character is really
fun this year. We have the Gamma Psi house burnt down at the end
of last semester. We're sort of dealing with the repercussion of
that in the season. Who rigged the contest? What happened? Some
Mardi Gras episodes. Casey has sort of maybe wondering if Cappie
is really the one for her. They throw a cute guy in there and suddenly
she's like 'Oh my god.' There's some stuff like that."
in the new season, the guys from Kappa Tau are in morning since
Wade, Jeremy and Ferret were expelled for their joint prank with
the Omega Chis. Rusty (played by Jacob Zachar) tries to fill Wade's
shoes as the pledge educator but learns that the KT pledges are
tough to teach. In addition, Calvin makes a hard decision about
his relationship with Grant. Evan isn't sure how to act around Rebecca.
Dale (played by Clark Duke) hires interns to do his dirty work on
his invention. Rusty and Dale are still vying for the grant money.
all very charismatic, talented actors," Grammer said about
the show's cast. "I think I love falling in love on a character
on a TV show. For me, it's been really fun. We've been lucky to
have the chemistry that we have. We're all really respectful and
open and friendly."
season will include guest appearances by Martha MacIssac ("Superbad"),
Sam Page ("Mad Men") and Lea Thompson ("Caroline
in the City"). The returning guest cast includes Nora Kirkpatrick
as “Kathryn,” Aaron Hill as “Beaver,” Aynsley
Bubbico as “Laura,” and Zack Lively as “Heath.”
who plays Casey says that the television show does some things that
most fraternities and sororities probably wouldn't.
I feel like we could probably push the envelope a little bit more
on things," she said. "We get really drunk. I think it's
a pretty accurate depiction. I think our story mostly focuses n
college and the college experience. We talk about Greek life and
Panhellenic as a model for the vibrant characters that we have and
sort of the struggle that you go through in your late teens, early
20s defining who you are. I think that 'GREEK' definitely focuses
admits she didn't participate in the Greek system while in college,
but says some members of the crew were a part of a fraternity or
didn't go to school with fraternities or the Greek system,"
the actress added. "One person was, guest stars were. A lot
of people didn't go to college. Some people went, I went. Some people
went to junior colleges. We all were focusing on our acting careers,
I think, more than going to college. But there have been some people
that were in fraternities. Our producers were also in them, except
for our creator. Piller and Segan were in fraternities in college."
for the new season of "GREEK" every Monday at 10 p.m.
E.T. on ABC Family.
here to visit the official website of ABC Family's "GREEK."
CREDIT: ABC FAMILY
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