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Greek is an American comedy-drama
Comedy-drama
Comedy-drama is a genre of theatre, film and television programs which combines humorous and serious content.-Theatre:Traditional western theatre, beginning with the ancient Greeks, was divided into comedy and tragedy...

 television series, which follows students of the fictional Cyprus-Rhodes University (CRU), located in Ohio, who participate in the school's Greek system
Fraternities and sororities
Fraternities and sororities are fraternal social organizations for undergraduate students. In Latin, the term refers mainly to such organizations at colleges and universities in the United States, although it is also applied to analogous European groups also known as corporations...

. The show's plots often take place within the confines of the fictional fraternities, Kappa Tau Gamma (ΚΤΓ) and Omega Chi Delta (ΩΧΔ), or the fictional sorority, Zeta Beta Zeta (ΖΒZ). Throughout the course of the series, other non-Greek characters and situations are introduced, but they all tie into larger relationships with the Greeks. There are four seasons.

On February 19, 2010, it was announced that Greek had been renewed for a fourth and final season, which premiered on January 3, 2011. The series finale aired on March 7, 2011. The fourth and final season of Greek was promoted as Greek: The Final Semester.

Production


In April 2007, ABC Family announced plans to begin airing Greek in July of that summer. The series premiered on July 9, 2007. The show depicts a school similar to Miami University
Miami University
Miami University is a coeducational public research university located in Oxford, Ohio, United States. Founded in 1809, it is the 10th oldest public university in the United States and the second oldest university in Ohio, founded four years after Ohio University. In its 2012 edition, U.S...

 in Oxford, Ohio
Oxford, Ohio
Oxford is a city in northwestern Butler County, Ohio, United States, in the southwestern portion of the state. It lies in Oxford Township, originally called the College Township. The population was 21,943 at the 2000 census. This college town was founded as a home for Miami University. Oxford...

 which also has a large greek community. Show creator Patrick Sean Smith began the show as a spec script
Spec script
A spec script, also known as a speculative screenplay, is a non-commissioned unsolicited screenplay. It is usually written by a screenwriter who hopes to have the script optioned and eventually purchased by a producer, production company, or studio....

 of a show that he "really wanted to see," noticing a lack of shows in an hour-long format following a comedic take on college life. Citing "shows like Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy is an American medical drama television series created by Shonda Rhimes. The series premiered on March 27, 2005 on ABC; since then, seven seasons have aired. The series follows the lives of interns, residents and their mentors in the fictional Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital in...

and Ugly Betty
Ugly Betty
Ugly Betty is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Silvio Horta, which premiered on ABC on September 28, 2006, and ended on April 14, 2010. The series revolves around the character Betty Suarez and is based on Fernando Gaitán's Colombian telenovela soap opera Yo soy Betty, la fea...

" that "were pushing the envelope comedically in [sic] one-hour format," Smith saw the idea working for a younger set.
Greek became an example of ABC Family
ABC Family
ABC Family, stylized as abc family, is an American television network, owned by ABC Family Worldwide Inc., a subsidiary of the Disney-ABC Television Group division of The Walt Disney Company...

's desire to change their image to appeal to the emerging generation of viewers. The show's content is not traditionally considered "family friendly" due to its depiction of sex and drinking. The producers and the television network believe the friendships, which substitute for family during college, achieve the network's motto
Motto
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: A New Kind of Family. At the heart of the series is the sibling relationship between Casey and Rusty. The producers recognize that while it is a show about families, it is not necessarily for families, believing it is important that the authenticity of college life be portrayed, which includes the mature elements of that lifestyle. Even still, they work at making sure their depictions aren't gratuitous.

Filmed primarily in Los Angeles
Los Ángeles
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, the show is also filmed on location at the UCLA campus in the Westwood district of Los Angeles. Many campus scenes have also been shot at the California Institute of Technology
California Institute of Technology
The California Institute of Technology is a private research university located in Pasadena, California, United States. Caltech has six academic divisions with strong emphases on science and engineering...

 (Caltech) in Pasadena, California
Pasadena, California
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, outside of Los Angeles. They've also filmed at the University of North Carolina
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States...

 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Chapel Hill is a town in Orange County, North Carolina, United States and the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care...

,. The exterior and some interior shots were filmed in the historic West Adams District
West Adams, Los Angeles, California
West Adams, also known as Historic West Adams, is a large district located in the center of Los Angeles, California, southwest of Downtown and west of USC...

 within Los Angeles. The house used in the pilot to establish the ZBZ residence is the same house used in the reality series Beauty and the Geek
Beauty and the Geek
Beauty and the Geek is a reality television series on The CW. It has been advertised as "The Ultimate Social Experiment" and is produced by Ashton Kutcher, Jason Goldberg and Nick Santora....

.

The first season was halted in September 2007 due to the Writers Guild of America strike
2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike
The 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike, more commonly referred to as simply the Writers' Strike, was a strike by the Writers Guild of America, East and the Writers Guild of America, West ....

 and returned March 24, 2008, to a triple digit increase in ratings over the pilot's premiere. On May 1, 2008, ABC Family renewed Greek for a second season, premiering August 26, 2008. The series was moved from the Tuesday lineup to Monday nights. Twelve more episodes were ordered for late spring 2009 and aired beginning March 30. On January 31, 2009, it was announced that Greek would return for a third season, premiering on August 31, 2009. The midseason premiere of Greek was Monday, Jan. 25, at 10/9c.
On February 19, 2010, it was reported that the show had been renewed for a fourth, ten-episode season. Then, on March 13, 2010, creator Sean Smith announced his plans to end the series after the fourth season, saying, "We plan to end, that's the plan. We're all looking at this as an opportunity to come back, wrap up the show, and end strong. ABC Family could have ended it, but they gave us this opportunity and I don't want to squander it." On July 29, 2010, it was confirmed that the fourth and final season of Greek would air beginning in January 2011. The series finale aired on March 7, 2011.

Worldwide syndication

on ABC Family
ABC Family
ABC Family, stylized as abc family, is an American television network, owned by ABC Family Worldwide Inc., a subsidiary of the Disney-ABC Television Group division of The Walt Disney Company...

 on Mondays, encores running the following Friday during its First Chapter. on E4 on pay-TV Fox8
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 on TV2 on MuchMusic
MuchMusic
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 on Virgin 17
Virgin 17
Virgin 17 was a French music video and tv show television network owned by the MCM Group, a subsidiary of Lagardère Active. It was available through digital terrestrial television in France, "TNT"....

 on MTV Greece
MTV Greece
MTV Greece is the Greek version of MTV, launched on September 1, 2008.MTV Greece broadcasts mainly English, American and Greek music, MTV's shows like Date My Mom, Made, Nitro Circus, RoomRaiders, America's Most Smartest Model, etc. subtitled in Greek, as well as three Greek shows...

 and now air on ANT1
ANT1
Antenna, better known as ANT1, is a television network airing in Greece and Cyprus. The alternate spelling is play on words in Greek; ena is the Greek number 1, thus ANT1 is pronounced the same as Antenna . It launched on 31 December 1989, the same year as rival Mega Channel, and is owned by...

. on la Sexta 3 on Fox Italia and MTV Italia on MTV Russia
MTV Russia
MTV Russia is a Russian language free-to-air 24 hour entertainment and music service seen in 22 million households in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Omsk, Voronezh, Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk and Yekaterinburg, among other cities.-History:...

 on pay-TV network Fox
Fox Broadcasting Company
Fox Broadcasting Company, commonly referred to as Fox Network or simply Fox , is an American commercial broadcasting television network owned by Fox Entertainment Group, part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. Launched on October 9, 1986, Fox was the highest-rated broadcast network in the...

 and Pro7 on Kanal 5
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Kanal 5 is the name of a number of television stations whose names translate into English as "Channel 5".* Kanal 5 , a Croatian station* Kanal 5 , a Danish station* Kanal 5 , a Macedonian station...

 on Kanal 4
Kanal 4
Kanal 4 is a Danish subscription television channel operated by ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG.The station is broadcast to Denmark by satellite from London, showing mainly films, US and drama shows.Kanal 4 profile them self as Denmark's only "women's channel"....

 on Nelonen
Nelonen
Nelonen is a Finnish commercial TV channel. It started out as Helsinki's local television channel PTV in 1989 on the HTV cable network, which name was changed first to PTV4 and then to Nelonen. It started on June 1, 1997. Nelonen, in Finnish, means the glyph of the number four. The channel is...

 on RTE2 It will begin airing on RTL 5
RTL 5
RTL 5 is the 2nd channel of the RTL Group in the Netherlands. The channel mainly broadcasts American films and hit series but also local productions including Jensen! and Holland's Next Top Model, a Dutch version of America's Next Top Model. RTL 5 recently started airing the Dutch version of...

 on Kanal A
Kanal A
Kanal A is the first commercial television station in Slovenia. The television program, which has been operating within PRO PLUS d.o.o., has national coverage. In its primary target group of viewers , Kanal A is the second most watched TV programme in Slovenia...

 on VUZU
Vuzu
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, (DSTV Channel 123) on Universal Channel
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 on Universal Channel
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  on Fox
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 on Fox
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Fox Broadcasting Company, commonly referred to as Fox Network or simply Fox , is an American commercial broadcasting television network owned by Fox Entertainment Group, part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. Launched on October 9, 1986, Fox was the highest-rated broadcast network in the...

 on 2BE
2BE
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 used to be aired on FoxLife ANT1 Cyprus
ANT1 Cyprus
ANT1 Cyprus is a free to air terrestrial TV channel established in 1993. The channel is partly owned by ANT1 Greece. It is a general entertainment channel screening international, Greek and some locally produced programs. It transmits on channels 48, 35, 60, 41, 63, 65, 23, 26, 67, 24, 56, 37,...

 is planing to air the Series from January 2012 on FoxLife on Fox
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 on STAR World
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 on Fox
Fox
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 on Telefuturo
Telefuturo
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 on TNT
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 on STAR World
STAR World
STAR World is an Asian English language cable and satellite television network owned by Star TV and Fox International Channels, fully owned subsidiaries of News Corporation. The channel is the successor of STAR Plus, a subsidiary of News Corporation...

 on Fiji One
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Main cast



Actor | Character | House
Clark Duke
Clark Duke
Clark Duke is an American actor known for his roles in the films Kick-Ass, Sex Drive and Hot Tub Time Machine, as well as playing Dale Kettlewell in the TV series Greek.-Life and career:...

 
Dale Kettlewell ΩΧΔ Pledge (September 2010 onwards)
Scott Michael Foster
Scott Michael Foster
Scott Michael Foster is an American actor. He is best known for his role of "Cappie" on the ABC Family series Greek.-Biography:...

 
Captain John Paul "Cappie" Jones KTΓ Brother (Fall 2007 – Fall 2010)
KTΓ President (bef. Fall 2008 – Fall 2010)
Spencer Grammer
Spencer Grammer
Spencer Grammer is an American actress.-Early life:Grammer is the child of comedian and actor Kelsey Grammer and dance instructor Doreen Alderman, she was named after her paternal aunt, who died eight years before she was born...

 
Casey Cartwright ZBZ Sister (Fall 2007 – May 2010)
ZBZ Interim President (Christmas 2008 – Spring 2009)
ZBZ House Mother (Fall 2010 – Christmas 2010)
Paul James
Paul James (actor)
Paul James is an American actor. He may be best known for his role on the ABC Family television show Greek as Calvin. He also starred in the movie The Architect. James attended the theater program at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland where he participated in a variety of musical theater...

 
Calvin Owens ΩΧΔ Pledge (Fall 2008 – Fall 2009)
ΩΧΔ Brother (Fall 2009 onwards)
ΩΧΔ President (Spring 2010 – Fall 2010)
Jake McDorman
Jake McDorman
Jake McDorman is an American film and television actor who is best known for playing Evan Chambers on the ABC Family TV Series Greek.-Early life:...

 
Evan Chambers ΩΧΔ Brother (Fall 2007 – May 2010)
ΩΧΔ President (Spring 2009 – Spring 2010)
Amber Stevens
Amber Stevens
Amber Dawn Stevens is an American actress and model.-Personal life:Stevens was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of American actor and radio announcer Shadoe Stevens and former model Beverly Cunningham. She has a younger sister named Chyna Rose Stevens...

 
Ashleigh Howard ZBZ Sister (Fall 2007 – May 2010)
ZBZ President (Spring 2009 – Spring 2010)
Dilshad Vadsaria
Dilshad Vadsaria
Dilshad Vadsaria is an American television actress. She plays the role of Rebecca Logan on the ABC television program Greek.-Life and career:...

 
Rebecca Logan ZBZ Pledge (Fall 2008 – Fall 2009)
ZBZ Sister (Fall 2009 onwards)
ZBZ President (Spring 2010 onwards)
Jacob Zachar
Jacob Zachar
Jacob Zachar is an American actor whose roles include Russell "Rusty" Cartwright on the ABC Family TV Series Greek.-Early years and education:...

 
Rusty "Spitter" Cartwright KTΓ Pledge (Fall 2008 – Fall 2009)
KTΓ Brother (Fall 2009 onwards)
KTΓ President (Spring 2011 onwards)

CRU Greeks

The following is a list of fraternities and sororities featured in more than one episode.

Zeta Beta Zeta ZBZ The top sorority at CRU based on academics, athletics, and philanthropy.
Omega Chi Delta ΩΧΔ The top fraternity at CRU based on academics, athletics, and networking.
Kappa Tau Gamma KTΓ The "black sheep
Black sheep
In the English language, black sheep is an idiom used to describe an odd or disreputable member of a group, especially within a family. The term has typically been given negative implications, implying waywardness...

" of the CRU Greeks based heavily on socializing.
Iota Kappa Iota (derogatorily called "Icky") IKI A short-lived rival sorority house of ZBZ founded by Frannie.
Gamma Psi Alpha ΓΨA A rival sorority house who briefly bumped ZBZ out of the top spot.
Pi Pi Pi ("Tri-Pi") ΠΠΠ A rival sorority house of ZBZ often noted for their promiscuity.
Lambda Sigma Omega ΛΣΩ One of the top fraternities at CRU, based solely on athletics.
Psi Phi Pi ΨΦΠ Is a Geek fraternity. It has been Featured in a few episodes.
The following is a list of fraternities and sororities showed in at least one episode.
Alpha Theta Upsilon AΘY Shown in the episode "The First Last". It is a sorority.
Alpha Sigma Rho AΣP Shown in the episode "Brothers and Sisters". It is a fraternity.
Alpha Tau Kappa ATK The fourth Greek house to be shown in the Pilot episode.It is a fraternity.
Beta Theta Tau BΘT Shown in the episode "Brothers and Sisters".
Delta Pi ΔΠ Shown in the episode "Tailgate Expectations".
Delta Rho ΔP Mentioned in the episode "Highway to Discomfort Zone". It is a fraternity.
Epsilon Epsilon Epsilon EEE Shown in the episode "Brothers and Sisters". It is a sorority.
Theta Pi Gamma ΘΠΓ This is the third Greek house the rushees tour in the Pilot episode. It is a Jewish fraternity.
Iota Psi Delta IΨΔ Shown in the episode "Mister Purr-Fect". It is a fraternity.
Kappa Delta Epsilon KΔE Shown in the episode "Mister Purr-Fect". It is a fraternity.
Mu Gamma Sigma MΓΣ Mentioned in the episode "Depth Perception". It is a sorority.
Nu Nu Nu NNN Shown in the episode "Brothers and Sisters". It is a fraternity.
Xi Gamma Theta ΞΓΘ Shown in the episode "The Half-Naked Gun". It is a sorority.
Xi Delta Gamma ΞΔΓ Shown in the episode "Brothers and Sisters". It is a fraternity.
Pi Delta Epsilon ΠΔE Shown in the episode "Three's A Crowd". It is a sorority.
Pi Sigma Theta ΠΣΘ Shown in the episode "Brothers and Sisters".It is a fraternity.
Sigma Epsilon ΣE The first Greek house to be shown in the Pilot episode.
Sigma Chi Epsilon ΣXE Shown in the episode "Tailgate Expectations". It is a sorority.
Phi Beta Pi ΦBΠ Shown in the episode "Friend or Foe". It is a sorority.
Omega Nu Epsilon ΩNE Mentioned in the episode "Tailgate Expectations". It is a fraternity.

Synopsis



The pilot episode premiered on Monday, July 9, 2007 in the US on ABC Family
ABC Family
ABC Family, stylized as abc family, is an American television network, owned by ABC Family Worldwide Inc., a subsidiary of the Disney-ABC Television Group division of The Walt Disney Company...

. The series finale aired on Monday, March 7, 2011.
Season Episodes Season premiere Season finale | Region 1 DVD release
1 22 July 9, 2007 June 9, 2008 Chapter 1: March 18, 2008 Chapter 2: December 30, 2008
2 22 August 26, 2008 June 15, 2009 Chapter 3: August 18, 2009 Chapter 4: March 9, 2010
3 20 August 31, 2009 March 29, 2010 Chapter 5: January 11, 2011
4 10 January 3, 2011 March 7, 2011 October 18, 2011

Season One


Rusty Cartwright (Jacob Zachar
Jacob Zachar
Jacob Zachar is an American actor whose roles include Russell "Rusty" Cartwright on the ABC Family TV Series Greek.-Early years and education:...

) is a freshman at Cyprus-Rhodes University, and in an effort to shed his nerdy image, he goes through Greek recruitment. His older sister, Casey (Spencer Grammer
Spencer Grammer
Spencer Grammer is an American actress.-Early life:Grammer is the child of comedian and actor Kelsey Grammer and dance instructor Doreen Alderman, she was named after her paternal aunt, who died eight years before she was born...

), is an active member of the Zeta Beta Zeta sorority (the top sorority on campus), and is dating Omega Chi Delta active Evan Chambers (Jake McDorman
Jake McDorman
Jake McDorman is an American film and television actor who is best known for playing Evan Chambers on the ABC Family TV Series Greek.-Early life:...

), who is wealthy and popular because of his father's company, Chambers International. Evan is the Pledge Educator of the Omega Chi (the top fraternity on campus) and offers Rusty a spot in Omega Chi but gets declined after Evan gets spotted cheating on Casey with the Senator's daughter (and Zeta Beta Zeta pledge, Rebecca Logan (Dilshad Vadsaria
Dilshad Vadsaria
Dilshad Vadsaria is an American television actress. She plays the role of Rebecca Logan on the ABC television program Greek.-Life and career:...

). Rusty later accepts an invitation for Kappa Tau Gamma fraternity by the fun and laid back Cappie (Scott Michael Foster
Scott Michael Foster
Scott Michael Foster is an American actor. He is best known for his role of "Cappie" on the ABC Family series Greek.-Biography:...

), Casey's ex-boyfriend, much to Casey's concern. Additionally, Rusty's straight-edged Baptist roommate, Dale (Clark Duke
Clark Duke
Clark Duke is an American actor known for his roles in the films Kick-Ass, Sex Drive and Hot Tub Time Machine, as well as playing Dale Kettlewell in the TV series Greek.-Life and career:...

), is concerned for Rusty's involvement with the Greeks, but later accepts Rusty's new lifestyle, even befriending Rusty's gay friend Calvin (Paul James
Paul James (actor)
Paul James is an American actor. He may be best known for his role on the ABC Family television show Greek as Calvin. He also starred in the movie The Architect. James attended the theater program at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland where he participated in a variety of musical theater...

), an Omega Chi legacy and pledge who gets accidentally outed by Ashleigh (Amber Stevens
Amber Stevens
Amber Dawn Stevens is an American actress and model.-Personal life:Stevens was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of American actor and radio announcer Shadoe Stevens and former model Beverly Cunningham. She has a younger sister named Chyna Rose Stevens...

). A large scandal for the Greeks erupts after Rusty's new girlfriend, Jen K (Jessica Rose), a Zeta Beta Zeta pledge, writes a newspaper article based on the scandals and controversies of the Greeks and gets them in trouble with Dean Bowman, forcing the university to lay down strict rules and monitoring on the Greeks. Since Jen K was a ZBZ pledge, the article centers on the Zeta Beta Zeta sorority and ZBZ National Board interferes and forces Casey's "big sister" Frannie, an ambitious and manipulative girl, to step down as president and has Casey take her place as interim president.

Season Two


After being ousted as ZBZ president by Nationals, Frannie decides to set up her own sorority, Iota Kappa Iota (Nicknamed "IKAP" by the house, and the "ICKY's" by all the other houses). Bankrolled by her new boyfriend, Evan Chambers', trust fund, she sets about convincing a small number of ZBZ sisters to defect. New ZBZ president Ashleigh assumes her full duties taking over from interim president Casey, however Casey remains a prominent figure in the house, taking charge of the year's pledges. At the Kappa Tau house, Rusty is looking forward to being an active after a year of hazing and serving the brothers, only to find he is still treated the same as a 'Post-pledge' until the freshman arrive on campus. During Rush, Rusty takes a liking to Calvin's former high school friend Andy (Jesse McCartney
Jesse McCartney
Jesse McCartney is an American singer-songwriter, actor and voice actor. McCartney achieved fame in the late 1990s on the daytime drama All My Children as JR Chandler. He later joined boy band Dream Street, and eventually branched out into a solo musical career...

) and petitions hard to convince him to join the Kappa Tau house over the Omega Chi house. Rusty and Dale take an Art History elective, and Rusty falls (literally) for free spirit Jordan (Johanna Braddy
Johanna Braddy
Johanna Elizabeth Braddy is an American film and television actress, best known for being the voice-actor of character Princess Yue in Avatar: The Last Airbender and Jordan in the ABC Family television series Greek.-Early life:...

). Jordan attends a Kappa Tau party on invite from Rusty, during which she makes out with Andy. Rusty's situation worsens when Andy joins Kappa Tau, and Cappie makes Rusty his big brother in the house. Casey struggles with her feelings for Cappie whilst dating Max (Michael Rady
Michael Rady
Michael Rady is an American actor. He was born in Philadelphia and went to the St. Joseph's Prep, a Jesuit prep school in Philadelphia, well known for its excellent theatre program....

), forcing Casey and Cappie to argue and agree to not be friends anymore; however, Cappie comes to her aid when the ZBZ homecoming float breaks down and the two make up. Rusty, unable to hide his feelings for Jordan, kisses her and later admits this to Andy, who leaves the Kappa Tau house because of this. The betrayal of Rusty to his younger brother infuriates Cappie, who likens the situation to when Evan stole Casey from him, however when Cappie and Evan start reminiscing and become friends, Cappie also forgives Rusty. Jordan chooses Rusty over Andy, and the Iota Kappa Iota house is disbanded by Frannie after she breaks up with Evan and graduates from CRU. Unable to bury her feelings for Cappie, Casey tries to reconnect with Cappie, only for him to reject her. Casey breaks up with Max because she doesn't ever think she'll feel the same with him as she does with Cappie.

Season Three


Season Three begins shortly after Homecoming of the academic year 2009–2010. Rebecca confesses that she shared a kiss with Fischer (Ashleigh's boyfriend) and Ashleigh refuses to accept the apology from both parties. Casey's break up with Max was difficult, but she put her energy into her participation in Panhellenic. Meanwhile, Rusty struggles to keep up his GPA while still in Kappa Tau activities, and Cappie enlists himself as help. Calvin and Grant quietly begin a relationship, and Evan helps them keep it a secret from the rest of Omega Chi. Rusty and Jordan take their relationship to the next level, but due to a once in a lifetime opportunity Jordan moves to New York, and the two split up. Cappie and Evan's friendship is discovered by Casey and the three are friends again. When Thanksgiving rolls around Cappie and Casey share a special moment and get back together. Dale and Rusty begin to fight when they are put up for the same academic grant. Cappie and Evan make a deal to unite their houses against Officer Huck, but Evan betrays Cappie and three Kappa Tau brothers are expelled. The Gamma Psi house burns down, and the ZBZ house is to blame, but eventually Casey breaks down from the guilt and tells Katherine what happened. Grant and Calvin break up, because Grant wants to know what being single is like. In the final episode Cappie breaks up with Casey for not having enough faith in them.

Season Four


Casey, Ashleigh, and Evan graduate, while Calvin and Rebecca adjust to their new duties as presidents. After some investigation, Casey discovers the real reasons behind not getting into CRU Law, and with a turned decision stays at CRU as a law student and the ZBZ housemom. Ashleigh then turns up at the ZBZ house saying she was fired from her job in New York, only to have it revealed later that she was sent on a coffee run one day and just quit, and came back to CRU because she was lonely and disliked her boss. Meanwhile, Cappie tries to get back with Casey, and after telling him that maybe they can go back the way they were, Cappie promises that he will change so that someday he is worthy of being her boyfriend. Calvin deals with the ramifications of lying to become president of ΩX, as well as his relationship with Heath. After an inspiring talk with Evan, Dale rushes ΩX. Alternatively, the KT brothers lose all of their pledges except one; Peter Parkes, a KT legacy whose father is Lasker Parkes, creator of the 'Joshua Whopper' software (named in episode 2x04). Since declaring a major (which was philosophy), Cappie has decided to graduate that semester to be with Casey. Ashleigh had a brief relationship with Casey and Evan's law professor, but broke it off because he was acting like a jerk to people around her. Ashleigh then took a marketing job with her past professor and began a relationship with Rusty. Rebecca and Evan broke up and formed somewhat of a friendship in the final episode. After discovering that Omega Chi was trying to use him to get to Kappa Tau, Dale was kicked out of the fraternity. He was later reinstated after the chapter stood up to the president on his behalf. Dale got back together with Laura. Katherine and Beaver (Walter) got together. After it was revealed that Lasker Parkes wanted to destroy Kappa Tau's house to build a gym, a protest took place to save the house. Casey, Evan, and Cappie all came to amends and Cappie announced that Rusty was the new Kappa Tau president. Kappa Tau was torn down, but Rusty pledged to finding a new, better house for Kappa Tau. Casey quits CRU Law to go to Washington with Cappie, who is now graduated. Rusty and Ashleigh begin their relationship. In the final scene, the main cast, Rebecca, Evan, Rusty, Ashleigh, Dale, and Calvin say good bye to Casey and Cappie as they drive away together, Cappie telling Casey he wants to go wherever she's going. The final scene features Casey and Cappie driving off as Pledge Spidey (Peter Parkes) is putting the KT letters on a new house (the old Lambda Sigs house) that ΩX's housing foundation bought them so they could stay on campus.

Music

  • The Plain White T's
    Plain White T's
    Plain White T's is an American Pop rock band from Chicago, Illinois. Formed in 1997 by high school friends Tom Higgenson and Ken Fletcher, the group had a mostly underground following in Chicago basements, clubs, and bars in its early years, and underwent numerous personnel changes.The band is best...

     "Our Time Now
    Our Time Now
    "Our Time Now" is the third American single from the Plain White T's from their album Every Second Counts. It was shipped to Pop Radio on November 6, 2007. It peaked at #90 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #29 on US Modern Rock charts....

    " played during commercials advertising Greek during the show's first chapter promotional run. The band has appeared in numerous Greek episodes, making their debut in the season one episode, "The Rusty Nail". They appeared in subsequent episodes "Friday Night Frights", "A New Normal", and "See You Next Time Sisters". The show sometimes features members of the band as KT brothers, such as in the episode "The Great Cappie". The Chapter Two DVD features a video for the band's song, "Natural Disaster"
    Natural Disaster (song)
    "Natural Disaster" is the first single from the Plain White T's second worldwide album Big Bad World. It was released to pop radio on August 8, 2008 and peaked at #25 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #38 on the U.S...

    , which features Tiffany Dupont.
  • The Dollyrots
    The Dollyrots
    The Dollyrots are an American pop punk band composed of Kelly Ogden and Luis Cabezas . They have released three studio albums and are currently signed to the Blackheart Records label.-Formation:...

     appeared in the season one episode, "Multiple Choice", playing "Because I'm Awesome".
  • Marié Digby
    Marié Digby
    Marié Christina Digby is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist and actress. She is known for her acoustic cover version of Rihanna's "Umbrella", which attracted attention on YouTube in 2007...

     performs "Better Off Alone" in the penultimate season one episode, "Barely Legal".
  • American Bang performs two songs in the season one finale, "Spring Broke": "Wild and Young", and "Move to the Music".
  • The War Tapes
    War Tapes (band)
    War Tapes is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 2006. The band has played shows and toured across the US and in the UK with The Smashing Pumpkins, Tiger Army, Shiny Toy Guns, Moving Units, The Bravery, Longwave, VNV Nation, She Wants Revenge, Mark Burgess of the Chameleons,...

     are the featured band during the season two finale, "At World's End", "Always Falling", and "Dreaming of You".
  • Alpha Rev
    Alpha Rev
    Alpha Rev is an American alternative rock band from Austin, Texas, fronted by Casey McPherson .-History:Casey McPherson started Alpha Rev in 2005 after the breakup of his previous band Endochine, which had toured with Staind, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pete Yorn and Bob Schneider.Alpha Rev released...

     appeared in the season preview performing Phoenix Burn.
  • Zach Selwyn
    Zachariah Selwyn
    Zachariah "Zach" Selwyn , also known as simply Zachariah, is an American singer-songwriter, actor, and writer best known for his appearances on the series Dream Job, Attack of the Show! and Catch It Keep It....

     wrote a rap song to promote the third season of "Greek" in 2009, and shot a music video with the cast of the show.
  • Temper Trap with the song "Sweet Disposition" on the last Episode(22) of the second season.
  • In one episode (season 3, episode 10 "Friend or Foe?"), before fire in Gamma Psi house, ZBZ singing song "Good Girls Go Bad
    Good Girls Go Bad
    "Good Girls Go Bad" is a song recorded by American pop punk band Cobra Starship with guest vocals by Leighton Meester. It was the first single released from their third studio album, Hot Mess. The song was released digitally through iTunes on May 11, 2009...

    " (originally performed by Cobra Starship
    Cobra Starship
    Cobra Starship is an American synthpop band created by former Midtown bassist and lead vocalist Gabe Saporta in 2003 in New York City, New York...

    ).
  • Episode 5 Season 4 when Cappie takes Casey back to ZBZ after the Everest party, the song "Ring of Fire" by Jack Savoretti is played.
  • Season 4 Episode 6, when Cappie welcomes Casey to CappieLand, the song "Under the Milky Way" by Sia is played.
  • Youth Group
    Youth Group
    Youth Group are a rock band based in Newtown, Sydney, Australia signed to Ivy League Records.- Biography :Youth Group formed in Sydney in the late 1990s. They have released four albums in Australia, with the three most recent albums also gaining releases worldwide...

     with the song "Forever Young" on the finale of Greek (season 4, episode 10)..
  • All Time Low
    All Time Low
    All Time Low is an American pop punk band from Baltimore, Maryland, formed in 2003.The band consists of vocalist and rhythm guitarist Alexander Gaskarth, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Jack Barakat, bassist and backing vocalist Zachary Merrick, and drummer Rian Dawson...

    's song "Six Feet Under The Stars" was featured in season 3 episode 2

Reception


Greek has received a score of 62 out of 100 from review aggregator Metacritic
Metacritic
Metacritic.com is a website that collates reviews of music albums, games, movies, TV shows and DVDs. For each product, a numerical score from each review is obtained and the total is averaged. An excerpt of each review is provided along with a hyperlink to the source. Three colour codes of Green,...

. In a review released soon after the premiere of the show, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, also known simply as the "PG," is the largest daily newspaper serving metropolitan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.-Early history:...

called the show "light-hearted fun" and "authentic" while the New York Times
The New York Times
The New York Times is an American daily newspaper founded and continuously published in New York City since 1851. The New York Times has won 106 Pulitzer Prizes, the most of any news organization...

claimed that Greek "captures the spirit of the hedge-fund age like nothing else." Other critics did not find the drama as authentic, with Elizabeth Fox of the Philadelphia Inquirer criticizing the show's predictability and lack of originality as another "teenage soap opera." Other reviews were middling, calling the writing of the show acceptable and praising the strength of the cast.

Members of the real life Greek community have claimed that Greek's depiction of fraternity and sorority life is stereotypical. USC
University of Southern California
The University of Southern California is a private, not-for-profit, nonsectarian, research university located in Los Angeles, California, United States. USC was founded in 1880, making it California's oldest private research university...

 banned the show from filming on their campus, in reaction to the promotional poster featuring the Greek logo over a red cup, since the cup is often used to symbolize alcoholic consumption during parties. However, upon viewing the pilot episode they held off on sending a letter to ABC Family, complaining about the depiction of the Greek System, when they realized there was more to the show than just parties. Others recognize it as a hyperbolic
Hyperbole
Hyperbole is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech. It may be used to evoke strong feelings or to create a strong impression, but is not meant to be taken literally....

 representation of "tamer, more modest" Greek life.

The show has been noted by LGBT
LGBT
LGBT is an initialism that collectively refers to "lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender" people. In use since the 1990s, the term "LGBT" is an adaptation of the initialism "LGB", which itself started replacing the phrase "gay community" beginning in the mid-to-late 1980s, which many within the...

 activists for the character of Calvin, a gay fraternity brother, who struggles with the stereotyping and homophobia that coming out of the closet entails. Critics have praised the character's "three dimensionality."

Awards


In 2008 GLAAD nominated Greek for an Outstanding Drama Series award, and in 2009 they nominated the show in the Outstanding Comedy Series category. Actor Paul James was nominated for a 2009 Image Award as Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series. In 2010, it was again nominated for a GLAAD Media Award
GLAAD Media Awards
The GLAAD Media Award is an accolade bestowed by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to recognize and honor various branches of the media for their outstanding representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives...

 for "Outstanding Comedy Series" during the 21st GLAAD Media Awards
21st GLAAD Media Awards
The 21st GLAAD Media Awards was the 2010 annual presentation of the media awards presented by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The awards seek to honor films, television shows, musicians and works of journalism that fairly and accurately represent the LGBT community and issues...

.

Ratings


The viewership for Greek's pilot episode was 1.1 million, and Chapter 2 ended with 1.3 million viewers.

Chapter 3 saw a ratings spike, premiering to 1.6 million viewers, a 78% increase, doubling and tripling their ratings in all demographics, marked a network high for male viewers, and was the 2nd most watched cable show with females age 12–34. Greek also appeared on the list of top ten downloads on iTunes
ITunes
iTunes is a media player computer program, used for playing, downloading, and organizing digital music and video files on desktop computers. It can also manage contents on iPod, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad....

. Chapter 4 premiered much lower, with 0.99 million viewers, and ended with 0.745 million.

The third season premiere (Chapter 5) had a total of 1.21 million viewers, down almost 2 million from its lead in, The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager is an American teen drama television series created by Brenda Hampton. It first aired on ABC Family on July 1, 2008. The show was renewed for a second season consisting of 24 episodes on February 9, 2009, which began airing on June 22, 2009...

. The second episode pulled in 1.31 million viewers. Chapter 5 ended with 0.66 million viewers and Chapter 6 premiered with 1.033 million.

Online reality show spinoff


In 2007, ABC Family created a website www.virtualrush.com that was to be used in conjunction with the Greek television series. The site was maintained during the first two seasons, in which the users of the site competed in a wide variety of contests in order to become an extra on the show.
During the first season of the contest, a five part online reality series called Rush*d followed the six finalists that were selected by ABC Family staff from their hometowns and college campuses to Los Angeles.

The Finalists:
  • Chrissy Celotto – Van Wilder
  • Luke Martin – IvoryRockstar
  • Nate McGee – NJMCGEE
  • Jay Stephens – ChiKappaDelta
  • Jenna Walsh – Jenziebabe
  • Laura Wise – Whitecup


In the fifth episode of Rush'd, Laura Wise was announced the winner of the contest.

In season two of Virtual Rush, Tom Kruszewski – Puckstopper35, was announced as the winner of the second and final contest. Following the second season the website was rendered inert.

Specials


In the United Kingdom, episodes are followed by special behind-the-scenes features entitled Greek Uncovered, which can be found on the BBC iPlayer
BBC iPlayer
BBC iPlayer, commonly shortened to iPlayer, is an internet television and radio service, developed by the BBC to extend its former RealPlayer-based and other streamed video clip content to include whole TV shows....

 and on BBC Three
BBC Three
BBC Three is a television network from the BBC broadcasting via digital cable, terrestrial, IPTV and satellite platforms. The channel's target audience includes those in the 16-34 year old age group, and has the purpose of providing "innovative" content to younger audiences, focusing on new talent...

. In the Australian iTunes store, each week, a new episode (to Australia) will appear, after it is aired on Fox8
FOX8
Fox8 is an Australian cable and satellite channel available on Foxtel, Austar and Optus Television's subscription platforms...

.

DVD releases


In 2008, ABC/Disney released Season 1 on DVD in two volumes, titled Chapter One and Chapter Two. In 2009, Season 2 was also released on DVD in two volumes, titled Chapter Three and Chapter Four.

In 2010, Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is an entertainment company founded in 2003 that was started by Richard Foos , Bob Emmer and Garson Foos initially as a specialty music label...

 secured the rights for the rest of the series and released Season 3 on DVD as a complete set, titled Chapter 5: The Complete Third Season. On October 18, 2011, Shout! Factory released "Greek: Chapter 6 - The Complete Fourth Season" as a Shout! Select title, available exclusively on their website.

Season One
DVD name Ep# Disc# Region 1 Special features
Chapter One 10 3 March 18, 2008
  • Deleted scenes
  • Greek: The Initiation
  • Chapter Two Sneak Peak
  • Extended Music Sequence
  • Audio Commentaries
Chapter Two 12 3 December 30, 2008
  • Bloopers
  • Flashback Episode – "And So It Begins"
  • Natural Disaster
    Natural Disaster (song)
    "Natural Disaster" is the first single from the Plain White T's second worldwide album Big Bad World. It was released to pop radio on August 8, 2008 and peaked at #25 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #38 on the U.S...

    – Music Video by the Plain White T's
    Plain White T's
    Plain White T's is an American Pop rock band from Chicago, Illinois. Formed in 1997 by high school friends Tom Higgenson and Ken Fletcher, the group had a mostly underground following in Chicago basements, clubs, and bars in its early years, and underwent numerous personnel changes.The band is best...

  • Audio Commentaries


  • Season Two
    DVD name Ep# Disc# Region 1 Special features
    Chapter Three 10 3 August 18, 2009
    • 20 Questions with the Cast of Greek
    • Bloopers
    • Audio Commentaries
    Chapter Four 12 3 March 9, 2010
  • Bloopers
  • Greek Recap
  • At World's End – The Cast and Creators Take You Behind the Scenes for a Look at the Filming of the Final Episode of the Fourth Chapter
  • How Do You Sleep?
    How Do You Sleep? (Jesse McCartney song)
    "How Do You Sleep?" is the third single from pop singer Jesse McCartney's third studio album, Departure. The song was released on January 20, 2009.-Critical reception:...

    – Music Video by Jesse McCartney
    Jesse McCartney
    Jesse McCartney is an American singer-songwriter, actor and voice actor. McCartney achieved fame in the late 1990s on the daytime drama All My Children as JR Chandler. He later joined boy band Dream Street, and eventually branched out into a solo musical career...

  • Audio Commentaries


  • Season Three
    DVD name Ep# Disc# Region 1 Special features
    Chapter Five: The Complete Third Season 20 6 January 11, 2011
    • A Study Break with Nora Kirkpatrick
      Nora Kirkpatrick
      Nora Kirkpatrick is an American actress and musician.-Career:Kirkpatrick graduated from UCLA in 2007 with a degree in Theatre Film and Television. She is probably best known for her role as Katherine, the stern president of Panhellenic, on the ABC Family TV series Greek...

       ("Katherine")
    • Cast & Crew Audio Commentaries
    • GOTCHA! Featurette
    • Gag Reels
    • And More!


    Season Four
    DVD name Ep# Disc# Region 1 Special features
    Chapter Six: The Complete Fourth Season 10 3 October 18, 2011
    • Looking Back at Greek with the Cast
    • A Study Break with Aaron Hill
      Aaron Hill (actor)
      Aaron J. Hill is an American actor most famous for his portrayal of "Beaver" on the television show GRΣΣK.Born in Santa Clara, California, he began his acting career in 2001 with a single episode role on The Brothers Garcia...

      ("Beaver")
    • Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Series Finale
    • A Very Special Q&A

    External links