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Things are going to get way more Awkward on MTV: The network has ordered a third season of the critically acclaimed comedy.

And the good news for fans keeps coming: Season will consist of 20 episodes, which nearly doubles the episode count of Awkward's first and second seasons.

"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," David Janollari, Head of MTV Programming, said in a statement.

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was a bit of a sleeper hit when it debuted in 2011. Now in its second season, the series is one of the top cable series on Thursday nights and is drawing a bigger audience than its lead-in, Snooki & JWoww, with 1.8 million viewers each week.

Awkward airs Thursdays at 10:30/9:30c on MTV.

Are you excited for a third season?