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My Big Fat Greek Life 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2003)
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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.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
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 Victoria Adams ...  Young Nia 7 episodes, 2003
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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.

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The honeymoon is over...now the real fun begins. See more »

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Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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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

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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Referenced in Big Brother: Daily Show: Days 20 and 21 (2003) See more »

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CBS (or Viacom) - No Attention Span
11 June 2003 | by bcthedjSee all my reviews

Well, looks like Nia's Big Fat Greek Life is 'history' -- too bad.

Years ago, it was fairly common for a well received Film to move over to TV. MASH is the most notable. It was considered by many to be quite lame in its initial effort, but with time ... yes, you know the rest of THAT story.

Big Fat Greek Life could have achieved a status on par with Wedding. But it needed time to find its rhythm. And, reading between the lines of how TV operates, can imagine that Nia was handcuffed by the 'experts' in details of the show (i.e. - laugh track). She should have been left alone to develop the show in same way she was left alone to develop the Film (where's Tom Hanks when you need him ? ;-)

If some 'expert' had some patience, we may have been treated to a weekly, wonderful, eclectic view of America that is needed in our Land of McDonalds, Malls, Bimbo Blondes, and ignorant TV experts ... and TO those "experts" - what's the basic definition of Tragedy and Comedy ? (k, uncle ? ... alrighty, if YOU are a TV 'executive/expert' don't peek -- Comedy is something 'good' happening to someone who doesn't 'deserve' it ... Tragedy is something 'bad' happening to someone who doesn't 'deserve' it)

Thank You Nia ... you WILL be missed

ps - but it'll be ok in the long run ... just imagine, we'll only need to wait another 2500 years for the NEXT installment from the folks who invented Theater ... patience, patience


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Official Sites:

CBS.com

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Big Fat Greek Wedding See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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(7 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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