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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 »
NewsDesk:
(32 articles)
User Reviews:
If you saw the pilot episode, just watch the movie again and forget that the sit-com ever happened. 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)
Country:
Language:
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:
John Corbett had to turn down the role of Thomas Miller because of his contractual obligations to "Lucky" (2003). Nevertheless, he agreed to be a guest star on the show, portraying Thomas Miller's best friend, but the series was canceled before his guest appearance could happen.See more »
Quotes:
Nia:Yes, we have boundaries. And pots and pans.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 101 Biggest Celebrity Oops (2004) (TV)See more »

FAQ

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15 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
If you saw the pilot episode, just watch the movie again and forget that the sit-com ever happened., 26 February 2003
Author: Marcus_Membrane from Connecticut

A classic blunder, executives see how wildly successful the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" was, and they immediately work up plans for a TV series, hoping to capitalize on the film's success. But what happens instead is taking something that turned out great, and mercilessly beating it to death, trying to squeeze every last penny out of it.

The movie was great, but the sit-com sucks. The movie was full of funny characters, and the humor was very spontaneous. The characters didn't have to try to be funny, because they were just funny anyway. They seemed very genuine in the film, but in the pilot episode of the series, everything seemed so forced. The jokes and one-liners were poorly written and poorly delivered.

Furthermore, the chemistry between Ian and Toula in the film was very convincing; Ian was very charming and Toula was very loving. I thought that both Nia Vardalos and John Corbett did a great job. In the show, however, the replacement Ian (called "Thomas" in the show) was a total putz, I didn't like him at all, and he had almost no chemistry with Toula (or "Nia", rather). In the film, Ian was very accepting and even enthusiastic to espouse the Portokalos family traditions. But in the show, he bitches to Nia about "boundaries" and bickers with Gus about who built Stonehenge.

The only character that was almost tolerable on the show was Gus, the dad. They overdid his dialogue a bit, but he's still funny to watch.

"My Big Fat Greek Wedding" was a great movie, it was relatively inexpensive to produce and made lots of money, and people loved it. And I'm sure many DVDs and VHS tapes will be sold. I already have the DVD. "My Big Fat Greek Life", on the other hand, is just a bad idea; the movie was a great movie and let's just leave it at that, don't corrupt its legacy with a cornball sit-com.

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