Do you want the good news or the bad news first when it comes to “Awkward”? We’ll start with the bad, just from the standpoint that you have probably heard this news already from earlier this summer: Series creator Lauren Iungerich is departing at the end of the third season for a variety of personal and professional reasons. When you have a show that is so much about structure and tone, this can be a difficult thing to replace, even with a great star like Ashley Rickards leading the way.
The translation here? The new bosses have their work cut out for them. MTV has hired Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler, formerly with “noTORIous” along with working in some capacity on The CW’s “90210.” They clearly have some history, but this is the first time that they have tackled a comedy of this particular variety and one that already has a pretty devoted fan following behind it.
There is no word yet as to the episode count for “Awkward” season 4, and if it will proceed with the 20+ episode model that was put into motion earlier this year. Previously, the series just ran with new episodes in the summer, but there were some ratings troubles that came with putting on a show, popular with young people, on a school night at a time (in 10:00 p.m. Eastern) when some of them are getting ready for bed.
The second half of “Awkward” season 3 will premiere on MTV this fall, so be sure to stay tuned for more on that. Do you like this switch, or have any real opinion on it whatsoever? We want to hear some of your thoughts below! If you do want to read some more news related to “Awkward,” our advice is to just head on over to the link here.