Awkward. is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Lauren Iungerich based around social outcast Jenna Hamilton who, following an accident that rumours misconstrue as a suicide attempt, starts being noticed by all the students at her school.
The series premiered in the USA on MTV on 19 July, 2011.
Awkward. premiered in South Africa on DStv's MTV channel on Sunday 4 September 2011, at 17h00. See Seasons below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 4 premiered on MTV on with a double bill on Wednesday 21 May 2014, at 20h30. Thereafter new episodes broadcast weekly at the same time. There are 20 episodes in the fourth season, although only 10 will air before the season goes on hiatus to accommodate a similar hiatus in the USA.
This series takes an irreverent look at the conflict, chaos and humor that defines teenage life through the eyes of 15-year-old Jenna Hamilton, whose life begins to change when a simple accident becomes an epic misunderstanding and is blown way out of proportion.
Narrated in the first-person voice of Jenna's blog posts, Awkward. captures the humour within the struggles and experiences everyone can relate to from their formative years.
The series picks up in the aftermath of the accident as she must deal with a new not-so-fun stigma, while at the same time managing the other daily drama that comes with being a teenager.
From a secret relationship with a popular guy, to being undermined by a mean girl, and parents who just don't get it - Jenna's misfortune will eventually serve as the catalyst for amazing change, but it's not without some missteps and mishaps along the way.
Season 4 returns with new showrunners Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler.
This season promises even more complications for Jenna as a senior. She endures more boy trouble, drama with her friends, a new girl in town who has eyes for Matty and even some cat fishing.
Awkward stars Ashley Rickards as Jenna, Beau Mirchoff as Matty, Molly Tarlov as Sadie, Jillian Rose Reed as Tamara, Brett Davern as Jake, Nikki DeLoach as Lacey, Desi Lydic as Valerie, Greer Grammer as Lissa and Mike Faiola as Kevin.
Awkward was created by Lauren Iungerich. Iungerich and Erin Ehrlich serve as executive producers.
Series exclusive to MTV
Season 1 (12 episodes)
Premiere: 4 September 2011 | Finale: 20 November 2011 | Sundays, 17h00
Season 2 (12 episodes)
Premiere: 21 September 2012 | Finale: 7 December 2011 | Fridays, 20h00
Season 3 (20 episodes)
Premiere: 30 October 2013 | Finale: 1 January 2014 | Wednesdays, 20h30
Season 4 (20 episodes)
Premiere: 21 May 2014 | Finale: TBA | Wednesdays, 20h30