As you may have heard from earlier this year, “Awkward” is currently going through a pretty awkward situation of its own, as meta as it sounds. Due to a variety of reasons, the MTV comedy’s creator Lauren Iungerich agreed to part ways with the show following the completion of its third season. When it comes to quality, that’s scary news: She is really one of the major reasons why this series has been so successful in the first place, as her vision, coupled, with Ashley Rickards’ performance, has brought in great reviews.
Can the show survive without her? We’re going to find out, given that MTV has already hired some new bosses to take over production for the show’s upcoming fourth season. But the show also must go on for Iungerich, and this includes her finding a new home within the world of production.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lauren has inked a blind script deal with Warner Bros. TV, where she will develop a new project. As of right now, the only information out there is that it is a relationship comedy.
So why should she be a hot commodity? The reasoning is twofold here: Not only has she created a hit for cable with “Awkward,” but she also has managed to lift up a network not exactly known for its scripted fare. This show and “Teen Wolf” are the faces of MTV, and if she does not land a show on a major network, there could be other cable channels out there hoping that they can find something similar in the scripted world. Take Bravo, for example, as a new player in this arena.