Jillian Rose Reed, Ashley Rickards and Jessica Lu

Get ready for more Awkward times!

MTV has renewed freshman comedy Awkward for a 12-episode second season in 2012, the network announced Monday.

MTV cancels The hard Times of RJ Berger

The series stars Ashley Rickards as a high school student struggling to find her own identity. Awkward, which premiered July 19 to 1.72 million viewers, recently hit a series high 2.0 rating in the 12-34 demographic, up 21 percent from the week before.

"Awkward has really resonated with our young audience marking yet another successful push into scripted programming and the further diversification of our schedule," Head of MTV Programming David Janollari said. "Lauren Iungerich has created a truly unique, contemporary young female voice, brought to life by the show's incredibly talented cast."

The news comes just days after MTV cancelled The Hard Times of RJ Berger for low ratings.