MTV President of Programming Susanne Daniels recently announced that the popular half-hour dramedy Awkward. has been renewed for a fourth season.
This news comes a few months after the abrupt and unexpected departure by the show’s creator Lauren Iungerich, who had a mutual parting of the ways with home network MTV. Production on season three of ‘Awkward.’ wrapped in late June with the second half of the show’s current season set to return sometime in October.
‘Awkward.’ is centered around social outcast Jenna Hamilton (series lead Ashley Rickards), who – in the first season – after getting a “carefrontation” letter, has a legitimate accident, resulting in a broken arm and neck brace that is perceived by everyone in her school and community as a failed suicide attempt. Jenna attempts to make changes in her life, embracing her misfortune, and in the end becoming well-known to her peers through her blog. As the seasons progressed, Jenna became part of a love triangle between high school heartthrob (and on-again, off-again boyfriend) Matt McKibben (series regular Beau Mirchoff) and popular jock Jake Rosati (also an on-again, off-again boyfriend) (series regular Brett Davern) while dealing with all the typical high school hang-ups with her best friends Tamara (series regular Jillian Rose Reed) and Ming (series regular Jessica Lu).
The new showrunners/executive producers for ‘Awkward.’ season four, which will run sometime in 2014, will be Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler while the rest of season 3 will return in October.