ABC Family's Greek Gets A Virtual Reality Spin-off
While I’m really enjoying a lot of the new fall TV shows, the summer shows haven’t completely faded from my mind. ABC Family’s Greek ended up being one of my favorite summer series this year and considering it ended up as the network’s highest rated original series to date, I doubt I’m alone. That’s probably why ABC Family is keeping Greek fans occupied with a virtual reality series while we wait for the series to resume next year.
On October 22nd, ABC Family will be launching their first online reality show, called Rush’d. When the earlier episodes of Greek were airing this summer, ABC Family was running a social-networking website related to the show. At Virtualrush.com, people could sign up for a free account and upload pictures and information about themselves. Virtual-rushers were able to rush one of the Greek sororities or fraternities, make friends with each other online and participate in challenges after which, their fellow rushees voted based on their profiles and challenge performances.
The online show, Rush’d will showcase the six winners as they leave their hometowns and head off to Hollywood to compete for a walk-on role on Greek when it returns in 2008. They’ll also have the opportunity to meet with the cast of the show. During the week of November 19th through the 23rd, the Virtual Rush community will vote to decide which contestant should win.
According to a press release we received, here are the contestants:
Laura Wise, 20, of Columbus, Ohio, attends Ohio State University and majors in Public Relations and Fashion. Her user name is WhiteCup.
Luke Martin, 22, of Tallahassee, attends Tallahassee Community College and majors in Music and Psychology. His user name is Ivory_Rockstar.
Jenna Walsh, 20, of Chicago, plans to attend MacCormac College and major in Sports Medicine. Her user name is Jenziebaby.
Nate McGee, 21, of Wichita, attends Wichita State University and majors in Psychology and Creative Writing. His user name is NjMcGee.
Chrissy Celotto, 26, of Rock Hill, South Carolina, attends Winthrop University and majors in Interior Design. Her user name is Van Wilder.
Jason Stephens, 27, of Utica, attended Utica College of Syracuse University and majored in Business Management and Marketing. His user name is ChiKappaDelta.
Rush’d will premiere online on Monday, October 22nd at Virtualrush.com.
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