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Director:
Writers:
Mark Beltzman (episodes)
Aaron Peters (staff writer)
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Contact:
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
24 February 2003 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The honeymoon is over...now the real fun begins.
Plot:
The continued adventures of the Portokalos family from the film "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", starting when Nia and her husband return from their honeymoon.
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
User Reviews:
Not Great, but give it a chance See more (31 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 9)

Nia Vardalos ... Nia Portokalos (7 episodes, 2003)

Lainie Kazan ... Maria Portokalos (7 episodes, 2003)

Steven Eckholdt ... Thomas Miller (7 episodes, 2003)

Gia Carides ... Nikki (7 episodes, 2003)

Louis Mandylor ... Nick (7 episodes, 2003)

Andrea Martin ... Voula (7 episodes, 2003)

Michael Constantine ... Gus (7 episodes, 2003)
Victoria Adams ... Young Nia (7 episodes, 2003)
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Series Directed by
Gail Mancuso (3 episodes, 2003)
Peter Bonerz (2 episodes, 2003)

Pamela Fryman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Tom Maxwell (1 episode, 2003)
Marsh McCall (1 episode, 2003)
Ross McCall (1 episode, 2003)
Larry Reitzer (1 episode, 2003)
Don Woodard (1 episode, 2003)

Mark Beltzman (unknown episodes)
Aaron Peters (unknown episodes)
Jeff Rosenthal (unknown episodes)
Nia Vardalos (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Stefen Maekawa .... associate producer (7 episodes, 2003)
Brady Brim-DeForest .... assisting producer (2 episodes, 2003)

Brad Grey .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Tom Hanks .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Steve Shareshian .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
John Adair (unknown episodes)
Steve Hampton (unknown episodes)
Chris Wilson (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Gil Hubbs (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Film Editing by
Barry L. Gold (1 episode, 2003)
 
Series Casting by
Brian Myers (7 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Production Design by
Scott Latendresse (1 episode, 2003)
 
Series Art Direction by
Scott Latendresse (unknown episodes)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Richard C. Walker (1 episode, 2003)

Mark Johnson (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Charmaine Nash Simmons (1 episode, 2003)
 
Series Makeup Department
Stephanie A. Fowler .... makeup department head / key makeup artist (7 episodes, 2003)

Gabriella Pollino .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Michelle Fellner .... production staff (1 episode, 2003)
Michael Gara .... production staff (1 episode, 2003)
Nancy Haas .... unit production manager (1 episode, 2003)
Olivia Mandel .... production staff (1 episode, 2003)
Larry Reitzer .... production staff (1 episode, 2003)
Jackie Tucker .... production staff (1 episode, 2003)
Tannis Vallely .... production staff (1 episode, 2003)
Kevin W. Wright .... production staff (1 episode, 2003)
Steven Zax .... production staff (1 episode, 2003)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Laurie Gilbert .... associate director (1 episode, 2003)
Johanna Jensen .... second assistant director (1 episode, 2003)
Shawn Shea .... first assistant director (1 episode, 2003)

Michael J. Shea .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Glen R. Feldman .... property master (1 episode, 2003)

David L. Bell .... on-set dresser (unknown episodes)
Lisa A. Corbin .... on-set dresser (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Jack Donato .... re-recording mixer (1 episode, 2003)
Rich Jacob .... production sound mixer (1 episode, 2003)
Kathy Oldham .... re-recording mixer (1 episode, 2003)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Hicks .... best boy grip (7 episodes, 2003)
Bobby Thomas .... key grip (7 episodes, 2003)

Gene Hara .... dimmer operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Kevin Goldson .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
Tannis Vallely .... casting associate (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Annie Hill .... costumer (7 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Music Department
Brad Hamilton .... music editor / music producer (7 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Transportation Department
Roger Bojarski Jr. .... transportation captain (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Francie Brown .... dialect coach (7 episodes, 2003)
Tony Carey .... production executive (7 episodes, 2003)
Michael Gara .... script supervisor (7 episodes, 2003)
Natalia Lusinski .... assistant to writer / production staff (7 episodes, 2003)
Cynthia J. Parker .... key crafts service (7 episodes, 2003)
Jackie Tucker .... production assistant (7 episodes, 2003)

Brady Breen .... location manager: Chicago (unknown episodes)
Michelle Fellner .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Laurie Gilbert .... tape associate director (unknown episodes)
Daniel W. Martin .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Kevin W. Wright .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
USA:30 min (including commercials) (7 episodes)
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:G | Singapore:PG | UK:12 (DVD rating) | UK:PG (some episodes) | UK:U (some episodes) | USA:TV-PG

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Nia Vardalos' character changed from Toula, which was her name in My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), to Nia.See more »
Quotes:
Gus:[to Thomas] You look different.
Maria:[to Nia] You look different, too. Are you pregnant?
Nia:We've only been married ten days!
Maria:So?
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Not Great, but give it a chance, 2 March 2003
Author: Jim Menke from Buffalo, NY

There was a lot wrong with the first episode of "My Big Fat Greek Life". It seemed to have been rushed into production without too much chance to fix what was going wrong. The producers tried to do too much in the first episode and include too many characters. There were at least two episodes pushed into 30 minutes. In doing this, there was not enough time to really develope each one.

Nia Valardos was quoted in preshow stories that she did not want a laugh track but that CBS insisted on one. BIG MISTAKE. It is not a laugh out loud type sitcom (the movie was, but not the TV version should not become "I Love Nia" slapstick vehicle). She also said that the reason for the name changes for herself and her husband was that she did not think it fair for an actor to step into a role so closely identified with another actor. (Personally, I find Steven Eckhold a much better actor and better looking than John Corbett. I really find Corbett unattractive and unappealing. I know most woman fall over themselves about him - mine is a male point of view.) Mr. Eckhold was not given much chance to develope the character in the first episode and to judge him on this one episode is very unfair. Give him a chance.

The producers/writers should have concentrated on one story line, either the return from the honeymoon or the gift of the house. Trying to use each in one time period was a BIG mistake. Also in using every character from the film in the first show did not allow any character development.

If the series is to succeed, and I hope it does, it will have to reevalute the hectic pace of the first show and concentrate on the warm and wonderful characters from the film and not on TV stereotypes.

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