Well, this is Awkward: MTV has picked up a fifth season of the critically acclaimed comedy series, but also confirms it will be the show's last.
Jillian Rose Reed
The secret's out! In Tuesday's midseason premiere of MTV's Awkward the whole world found out about Jenna (Ashley Rickards) cheating on Matty (Beau Mirchoff) with hipster Collin (Nolan Gerard Funk) — and for once it wasn't because bestie Tamara (Jillian Rose Reed) blabbed to someone she shouldn't have. Reed called TV Guide Magazine to dish about what this means for Palos Hills High's worst secret keeper.
Awkward. is about to get even more awkward.
It took nearly three seasons for Jenna Hamilton (Ashley Rickards) and Matty McKibben (Beau Mirchoff) to truly be happy together — but in one fell swoop, Jenna threw it all away. On the midseason finale, Jenna gave into temptation and kissed Colin Jennings. (Nolan Funk), the new guy that had caught her eye. So where does Jenna go from here?
Ashley Rickards, Brett Davern
How did any of us survive high school? Forget grades. We're talking insecurities, anxieties and social terrors, which have rarely found such vivid comic voice as in MTV's wonderful comedy Awkward, which begins a third season of emotionally harrowing hilarity with back-to-back episodes (Tuesday, 10/9c).
It's junior year (or "the beginning of the end") for the show's self-consciously angsty narrator/blogger Jenna (the terrific Ashley Rickards), who you'd think might be in a happier place having spent the summer cocooned with full-time no-longer-secret boyfriend Matty (Beau Mirchoff). No such luck. With other friends having spent their off time in Europe, hooking up and changing their looks without keeping her in the loop, Jenna worries she's being sidelined, left behind, forgotten. It doesn't help that her sadistic tyrant of a new creative-writing teacher, the heartless Mr. Hart (Anthony Michael Hall), burrows into her fragile psyche with the very first assignment: "Write about your greatest fear." Where to begin?
Ashley Rickards, Beau Mirchoff and Brett Davern
MTV will get Awkward. again soon!
Awkward.'s third season will premiere...
Molly Tarlov, Greer Grammer
Awkward fans are about to see a whole new side to resident mean girl Sadie when she falls in love for the first time.
"She's going to let her guard down a bit," star Molly Tarlov tells TVGuide.com. "She's going to be dealing with male intention for the first time. Sadie's whole thing is that she wants attention, but also doesn't want it — that's what makes her so insecure and so mean."
It's something of a crying shame that the new comedy getting the most attention tonight (buzz-wise, though certainly not critically), and which almost certainly will attract the widest audience (of morbidly curious rubber-neckers, but who's counting) is by far the least worthy of attention or respect.
We're talking, of course, about Anger Management, bowing on FX with back-to-back episodes (9/8c) following a 12-hour marathon of Two and a Half Men repeats (starting at 9 am/8c) selected — so we're told — by Charlie Sheen himself.
Brett Davern, Ashley Rickards and Beau Mirchoff
Jenna Hamilton has made her choice, but will she stick with it?
On the season finale of MTV's breakout hit Awkward., Jenna (Ashley Rickards) chose Jake (Brett Davern), the nice boy who's open about his feelings for her, over Matty (Beau Mirchoff), her first love who wanted to keep their relationship a secret. When the second season picks up (Thursday, 10:30/9:30c), Jenna and Jake will still be a couple, but has she really moved on from Matty?
Snooki, Tyler Posey
MTV has announced premiere dates for returning series Teen Wolf and Awkward, as well as the premiere of its second Jersey Shore spin-off Snooki & JWoww. The network also unveiled a handful of new scripted and reality series.
Snooki & JWoww, which follows the best friends living in Jersey City, will debut on Thursday, June 21 at 10/9c. Well-known as party girls, the new show will document their now toned-down lives. Each is involved in a serious relationships, and Snooki is also pregnant.
Awkward's Nikki Deloach has signed on for a recurring role on The CW's Ringer, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
DeLoach, who portrays the mother of Jenna Hamilton (Ashley Rickards) on the MTV series, has been cast as...