Greek's Scott Michael Foster Teases Melissa & Joey Romance, Possible Parenthood Return

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Cappie is back! Greek alum Scott Michael Foster makes his triumphant return to ABC Family this Wednesday at 8/7c — only instead of romancing co-eds, he’s swooning over Melissa Joan Hart on Melissa & Joey.

TVLine spoke with the actor about his latest comedic gig, the possibility of a Parenthood encore, and what he really thought about Greek‘s emotional series finale.

TVLINE | Tell us about the young lover you’re playing on Melissa & Joey.
Mel meets [my character] George at a small business association get-together. He’s a young designer with a bunch of ideas that he goes to her with, and they quickly hit it off. They start dating and he’s much younger than her, so she fibs about her age. Somewhere in the middle of their tryst, Mel has to tell him how old she really is and is worried that he’ll care, but he ends up not caring at all because at that point he really likes her.

TVLINE | But you’re only signed on for three episodes, so how does it all wrap up? Any chance you’ll return?
It ends in a sweet way, and George could definitely come back. At least I think so. [Laughs]

TVLINE | What’s the dynamic between George and Joe, given the latter’s vested interest in Mel?
Joe’s hard on him for being so young, but George actually goes to him for some sound business advice. He also gets a little advice about dating Mel. And that’s the extent of their involvement with each other.

TVLINE | Greek certainly had tons of comedic clout, but it was so different than the multi-cam/live audience vibe that Melissa & Joey has to offer. Was that part of the allure?
I’d never done multiple episodes of a multi-cam show, so when ABC Family came to me about this role, I wanted to be able to do an arc in that format. I took the job and it turned out to be a really amazing experience. And I would definitely do it again.

TVLINE | You’re not the first actor to tell me that. It’s no secret that the multi-cam format isn’t the most modern, but everyone says it’s the most fun.
It really is, because it’s the closest thing to doing a play. It’s instant feedback and it’s fun. Single-camera stuff doesn’t offer that instant gratification.

TVLINE | Talk a little about the Greek finale. What did you think of the way things came to an end?
No one knew if Season 3 would be our last — and we definitely didn’t want it to end the way it would have if it had been. So when ABC Family gave us a Season 4, we were so happy to be able to wrap up all the storylines. I’m grateful for the last season and what we got to do.

TVLINE | And what about your dramatic turn on Parenthood this past spring? It seems like that storyline opposite Mae Whitman may have run its course. Might we see you again?
You know, I ended up working with some of the crew of Parenthood again this year [on a different project] and they were all asking if I was coming back, too… but I don’t know. There’s definitely an opportunity for that character to return, but I’m not sure if he will or not.



Comments (9)

  • I miss Greek! :( That show was the first one I had watched on ABC family and now I watch like 5! Can’t wait for tonights Melissa and Joey!

    Comment by mandy – August 17, 2011 06:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, I miss it too :( One of the best shows I’ve ever seen, loved Cappie (and Casie :) ). Can’t wait for Scott to appear in other projects, hopefully soon as main character :)

      Comment by Eva – August 17, 2011 10:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks for this!! Love him so much (& Greek obviously) and it’s really great to see him on these other awesome shows, I hope I keep seeing him on my tv screen cuz he’s a great actor!!

    Comment by Greek Fan – August 17, 2011 11:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I used to watch Greek for Rebecca Logan and Cappie/Evan’s bromance. I couldn’t stand Spitter, I hated him!

    Comment by Claudia – August 17, 2011 01:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He is extremely appealing and I’m not sure why. So not my type, but man.

    Comment by Renee – August 18, 2011 05:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He did such a good job last night! His character George reminded me alot of Cappie to be honest, making it even more enjoyable.

    Comment by Paige – August 18, 2011 06:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Until he cuts his hair he will always be Cappie to me. Hoping great things for Scott’s future!

    Comment by Poppy – August 18, 2011 09:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thank god for nextflix I’m in the middle of greek and I’m in love. I don’t know what is but I absolutely adore cappie. His character is why I started watching it after catching the show in the E.R. lol I’m sad to know it ended though. Can’t wait to see him around more he’s great! Oh my 15 month old daughter waves and claps when he’s on the tv screen so cute.

    Comment by ashly – August 21, 2011 08:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I miss greek! I’m going to marry Scott someday :)

    Comment by b – May 14, 2012 11:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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