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? Not so much anymore. The anchor MTV comedy is so popular; the cable network has already ordered 10 more episodes
of the show for its upcoming 4th season. This will bump the total for Season 4 up to a whopping 20 episodes, having not even resumed production yet.
This early vote of confidence shouldn't be too much of a surprise, as Awkward,
which debuted on the network in 2011, enjoys critical praise and high ratings, as well as a huge fan following. Centering on the experiences of high school student Jenna Hamilton, Awkward
depicts the struggle to fit in and find an identity during these formative years. Ashley Rickards, the show's newcomer star, even earned a People's Choice Award and secured a book deal
as a result of her swift rise to popularity on the show. Lauren Iungerioch, who created and executive produced Awkward,
will actually part ways
with the series by mutual decision for Season 4, which as of yet, has no air date set.
Fellow MTV hit Teen Wolf
(and its aptly named after-show, Wolf Talk
will join Awkward
for a fourth season on the Viacom network. Additionally, new scripted comedies Happyland
and Faking It
will premier. Perhaps a result of Programming President, Susanne Daniels', efforts to expand original programming, MTV may just have a few more big hits on their hands.