Life Gets 'Unexpectedly' More 'Awkward' When Guest Star Kris Polaha Appears in Two Episodes of 'Awkward'

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August 3rd, 2012

via press release:







Santa Monica, CA (August 3, 2012) – MTV is giving fans another reason to tune in to hit comedy series “Awkward,” when Kris Polaha (“Life Unexpected,” “Ringer”) guest-stars in a two episode arc, starting on Thursday, August 9 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.


In the first of the two all-new episodes, Polaha plays Ben, a blast from Lacey’s past, who shows up to attend Aunt Ally’s (guest-star Barret Swatek) wedding.  Lacey is excited to see her old friend but not everyone feels the same way.  Will Ben’s arrival wreak havoc for the Hamilton family?  Meanwhile, Jenna is finally clear on her feelings for Jake, but is determined to not let a man from her mother’s past, an out of control bridezilla, and a scheming Sadie, ruin everything.   Click here for a sneak peek.


MTV recently announced the critically acclaimed series will return for a third season and feature 20 episodes, nearly double the number of its first and second seasons.

“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.

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  • Ram510

    This guy is everywhere now, he just can’t seem to get a show that doesn’t get quickly cancelled (I still really miss LUX by the way). But hey if he does well in this show and if Made in Jersey tanks, which is very possible, maybe he can be a regular on this show. Awkward isn’t going anywhere anytime soon now that it has a 20 episode order

  • D

    He’s the main reason why I wanted to watch Ringer, and he was perfect on LUX. Really good news! I love this guy..

  • John A

    For a second i thought LUX was being revived lol. I thought Kris was good in Ringer but they didnt do much with his charactor in it.

  • Jared

    Great news..ill be watching.

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