'Awkward' Renewed by MTV for 20 Episode Season 3

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July 25th, 2012

Update:  Here is MTV's press release:


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NEW YORK, NY (July 25, 2012)—MTVannounced today the pick-up of a third season of its critically acclaimed scripted comedy series “Awkward.” Season three will feature 20 episodes, nearly double the number of its first and second seasons.
“Lauren Iungerich’s creative vision, coupled with this extraordinarily talented cast, make ‘Awkward’ the perfect series for MTV,” said David Janollari, Head of MTV Programming. “Critics and our audience alike have fallen in love with ‘Awkward,’ and we’re thrilled to bring this terrific series back for a third, supersized season.”
Ashley Rickards, who stars as “Jenna Hamilton,” received a nomination for a Critics Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, and was also nominated for a Teen Choice Award for her performance. Beau Mirchoff who plays “Matty,” recently won the Teen Choice Award for “Choice TV Breakout Star” for his role on the show.
“Awkward” currently ranks as a one of top cable series on Thursday nights and draws 1.8 million total viewers each week. The series, in both season one and two, is the #1 show across all TV in its time period among W12-34 and Teens. In season two, “Awkward” is up six percent from its previous season.
On the social front, “Awkward” continues to engage users every week, regularly ranking as one of the top five most social shows across cable and broadcast, according to Social Guide. The series has also seen its social footprint more than quadruple in size since the end of its first season.
“Awkward” is part of MTV’s continued commitment to scripted programming, along with the hit drama “Teen Wolf,” which was recently picked up for a third season as well, featuring a 24 episode order. Next in line is new comedy series “The Inbetweeners” set to debut on Monday, August 20 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the comedic drama “Underemployed” from Emmy-nominated creator Craig Wright, which will premiere this fall on the network.
On tomorrow night’s all-new episode airing Thursday, July 26 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, Valentine’s Day has arrived and is dividing the school between swooning lovers and jealous haters. Jenna thinks Jake is using Matty as his covert Cupid to plan the perfect date, but is confused to discover the intel was for his night out with new crush Courtney – turning Jenna’s perfect night into the accidental double date from hell. Click here for a special sneak peek.
“Awkward” stars Ashley Rickards as Jenna, Beau Mirchoff as Matty, Molly Tarlov as Sadie, Jillian Rose Reed as Tamara, Brett Davern as Jake, Nikki DeLoach as Lacey, Desi Lydic as Valerie, Jessica Lu as Ming, Mike Faiola as Kevin and Greer Grammer as Lissa.
The series was created by Lauren Iungerich. Iungerich and Erin Ehrlich serve as executive producers.
For more “Awkward” moments, like it on Facebook or follow the show on Twitter.
“Awkward” season two will premiere on MTV’s international channels beginning in September 2012.
Source: Nielsen. Live+SD. P12-34 unless noted. Through 7/19/12. Ranked on 000s.
About MTV:
MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV’s sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to www.mtvpress.com.



MTV comedy Awkward has been renewed for a 20 episode "supsersized" season 3, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Lauren Iungerich’s creative vision, coupled with this extraordinarily talented cast, make Awkward the perfect series for MTV," MTV head of programming David Janollari said. "Critics and our audience alike have fallen in love with Awkward, and we’re thrilled to bring this terrific series back for a third, supersized season.”

The show's co-star Beau Mirchoff won a Teen Choice Award last weekend.

  • fernando

    yay!!!!! I love this show

  • Ram510

    YES YES YES!!!!!!! I’m happy the order is at least 20, although 24 like Teen Wolf would’ve been better, but I’m not complaining. Now I hope we don’t have to wait until next summer for more Awkward and Teen Wolf

  • Aerilyn

    The 24 for Teen Wolf was so they can also score the Tax Money they earned. Which is still great news for me as I love Teen Wolf.

    But, I’m SO SO SOOOO VERY HAPPY to hear Awkward. was renewed for 20 episodes this time around! YESSSS. I knew a Season 3 would be coming, but I never knew if it would be larger. So I’m glad to hear it. Quality show right here!

    If you’re not watching it, then you should be!

  • colt13

    Good. The second season has been better than the first.

  • Tommy

    Thank you MTV!!!! Especially for the extra episodes!

  • Jenny

    Yes!!! More episodes of Awkward thank you MTV!!!
    And I hope the hiatus isn’t forever this time.

  • Viktor


  • AniMatsuri

    Seen bits and pieces of Awkward. It’s head and shoulders above the near porn that was R.J. Berger & Skins.

  • Kaylie


  • Rod

    still waiting for:
    the big c
    and the killing


  • Cameron

    YouTube money maker

  • tv#1

    I can’t really get into this series. I miss The Hard Times of RJ Berger. I wish MTV would bring it back. It was one of the funniest shows on TV.

  • Will

    Jillian Rose Reed 4 EVER!

  • Eric

    Ugh. Just another trashy, offensive show from MTV.

  • Tom

    Thanks, MTV! This show is a real gem.

  • marsinvestigations1

    Actually from what I hear Awkward is surprisingly poignant and not really “trashy.”

    Critics seemed to love it. A surprise, surely, but you shouldn’t judge a show without seeing the content.

  • Tony

    great news! Surprised it’s not for 24 episodes, but heck who could complain about 20 episodes?

    This is a great comedy! Well deserved.

  • DJB

    WooHooo! Love this show!!

  • Jared

    Awkward deserves this supersized renewal..I can’t wait to see where the show goes during its third season. Thank you MTV!

  • Evan

    Lovely. :)

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