The Casey-Cappie-Evan love triangle may not be resolved in tonight's season finale of the ABC Family hit Greek (9 pm/ET), but expect plenty of drama nevertheless. Spencer Grammer, who stars as primo sorority girl Casey, told TVGuide.com what to expect tonight and in the next season. Plus: Dish on dad Kelsey Grammer and whom Casey belongs with.
TVGuide.com: Have you been surprised by the positive reaction the show has gotten?
Spencer Grammer: Of course I'm surprised! It's very exciting to have this great job and to love what I do and then to have people also enjoy it. You hope, as an actor, that what you do is really entertaining people, and I'm just grateful that I've been able to be given the opportunity to do that. It's amazing.
TVGuide.com: How is this different from some of your previous work, like As the World Turns?
Grammer: For me, it's more fun, because I get to explore all different parts of acting. It's a comedy and a drama, so I get to be funny — on soaps you don't really get to be funny as often. [Casey's] a great character, kind of your every-girl. She has many love interests, she has her little brother, her family and her motivation. It's a fulfilling job for me.
TVGuide.com: What's the dynamic like among the cast?
Grammer: It's awesome. We have a lot in common. We spend 15 to 16 hours a day together, and we hang out on weekends sometimes, too. It's kind of like a built-in family, and we're all pretty supportive of each other. It's about making the show the best that it can be, and also being there for each other when times are hard. And it gets hard. It's a tough industry — it's hard on your looks, everyone's always judging you — and we just try to be there to help each other through it.
TVGuide.com: What do you think of the show's depiction of Greek life?
Grammer: Well, I've met a bunch of sorority girls and they think it's pretty accurate. A lot of people really love it. I think it's a show about the characters and their connection between each other. The only [Greek life] experience I've had was when I was in high school. I visited a frat house that some of my friends were renting.
TVGuide.com: Do you and Casey have much else in common?
Grammer: Sure. If we put our minds to it, we make it happen. She wants to be sorority president and she accomplishes the goals that she sets for herself. I set goals for myself and then I find [whatever way] I can to make them happen.
TVGuide.com: What does your dad, Kelsey Grammer, think of the show?
Grammer: I honestly don't know. But I'm sure he's proud of me. I'm on a successful show, and I'm making money out of college, which is always a really great gift for any parent — to have their kid be alive and well and able to feed herself.
TVGuide.com: And with his new show, Back to You, premiering this month, you may both be on TV by the time Greek returns in January.
Grammer: I think it's returning in January, I'm not sure. We definitely got picked up for another 10 episodes, so it's really exciting for us. I hope my dad's show does really well. I'm just excited to be able to have the great gifts I've had in my life.
TVGuide.com: Do you film at an actual college?
Grammer: Yeah, several schools in Southern California, and sometimes we make the school on a lot. Greek Row is Hancock Park, which is a bunch of really nice houses. And we shoot on UCLA's [campus] some of the time. We also shot at Caltech in Pasadena.
TVGuide: And this week is the finale.
Grammer: The finale is a really great script; it was so exciting to shoot. So many of the things that happen are just tied up and you're just waiting for the next season. I was waiting for the scripts myself! I have the next two scripts. We're shooting two episodes at once. It's crazy — everything's out of order, so every scene I treat as its own little story.
TVGuide.com: Can you tease any plot info?
Grammer: Well, it's a whole new world, basically. Certain characters are coming back, certain characters aren't. There's a lot of stuff that happens in the finale episode, which basically sets up what's going to happen in the second season. There's a lot that happens with the sorority girls and the dynamic that changes between them. There's some really new, exciting guest stars coming in. I don't know how much I can tell you, but the guest stars are going to be pretty exciting — how they change the dynamic of the houses.
TVGuide.com: So who do you think Casey should be with, Cappie (Scott Michael Foster) or Evan (Jake McDorman)?
Grammer: Oh my god, this is the No. 1 question. I feel like both of those guys are perfect for her, and until she decides who she is, she'll never know which one is the right one for her.
Check out the drama in the sorority house with Greek clips from our Online Video Guide.
The new Fall Preview issue of TV Guide has in-depth coverage of 78 hot new shows, including exclusive photos and interviews, plus an insider’s guide to the upcoming Emmy Awards! Try four risk-free issues now!
Send your comments on this feature to email@example.com.