Based on the characters from the popular independent film, My Big Fat Greek Wedding! Nia and Tom return from their honeymoon and discover that when the honeymoon is over, the real fun begins. Seven episodes! Stars almost the entire cast from the movie Nia Vardalos, Lainie Kazan, Louis Mandylor, Andrea Martin and more. Executive produced by Rita Wilson.
In the wake of the phenomenal success of My Big Fat Greek Wedding
, it seemed an obvious choice to build a sitcom around writer-star Nia Vardalos's family life. But the sitcom was cancelled after half a seaon--which is too bad, because though My Big Fat Greek Life
doesn't capture the same relaxed, storytelling rhythm of the movie, almost the entire acting ensemble returns (Andrea Martin, Michael Constantine, Lainie Kazan, Gia Carides, and Louis Mandylor; only John Corbett, due to other obligations, was ably replaced by Steve Eckholdt as Nia's non-Greek husband), and their skilled interplay makes My Big Fat Greek Life
an entirely satisfying show. Most of the episodes stay strongly entrenched with family issues, playing with the contrasting tugs of family obligation and the desire for independence, all anchored by Vardalos's smart, engaging presence. --Bret Fetzer