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Last July, MTV renewed Awkward for a whopping 20 episodes. Will the show continue to be a ratings success for them or, will they wish they'd been a bit more conservative instead? Stay tuned to find out!
The third season of Awkward airs Tuesday nights and there are 20 episodes. The cast includes Ashley Rickards, Beau Mirchoff, Nikki DeLoach, Jillian Rose Reed, Brett Davern, Molly Tarlov, Desi Lydic, Jessica Lu, and Greer Grammer.
The TV show's ratings are the best way to tell if it will be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:
Episode 03-06: Tuesday, 05/14/13
0.5 demo rating (-29% change) with 1.12 million (-19% change).
Season averages: 0.70 in the demo with 1.58 million.
Chloë Moretz, Jaden Smith and Patrick Schwarzenegger were feted as the biggest and brightest stars of young Hollywood on Tuesday night. The stars of Glee, Pitch Perfect, Big Time Rush, and more partied poolside at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood for the release of Nylon's young Hollywood issue. The evening began with an intimate dinner at the Public Kitchen inside the historic hotel where cover girl Moretz arrived with a gaggle of friends ready to celebrate. She and her pals filled up on appetizers of meatballs, burrata cheese and kale but only nibbled on their entrees, choosing to spend time standing and chatting instead. »
If you've grown attached to the teen comedy "Awkward." -- airing Tuesdays on MTV -- you'll be glad to see a charming new face looking back at you this season.
Nolan Funk, the 26-year-old Vancouver native who shot to fame as Hunter Clarington on "Glee," has joined the cast of "Awkward." as mysterious new student Collin James. Sure, 26 seems a little old to be playing a high-school student, but that window closes pretty quickly, so why not take advantage of it while you still can?
Now in its third season, the show has been a hit with fans and critics alike, and Funk's role as a prep-school transfer student coincides with the arrival of Anthony Michael Hall ("The Breakfast Club," "Sixteen Candles") as crazy creative writing teacher Mr. Hart.
"I love the show; I think it's so smart, witty and cool," Funk tells Zap2it. "I just really wanted to be part of it. »
What happens when two very different families are forced to come together after their dating children reveal an unexpected pregnancy? Well, in the new NBC comedy "Welcome to the Family," that answer is hijinks.
One of the three new comedies joining NBC's famed Thursday night lineup this fall, "Welcome to the Family" stars Mike O'Malley ("Glee") and Mary McCormark ("In Plain Sight") as Dan and Katrina Yoder, whose daughter Molly (Ella Rae Peck, "Deception") gets knocked up by her boyfriend Junior (Joseph Haro, "Awkward"), forcing the Yoders to deal with his parents, Miguel (Ricardo Chavira, "Desperate Housewives") and Lisette (Justina Machado, "Private Practice").
The show will follow "Parks and Recreation" in the lineup, at 8:30 p.m. Also in the mix this fall are Sean Hayes' return to NBC with "Sean Saves the World" and 9 p.m. and "The Michael J. Fox Show" at 9:30 p.m.
Does the »
Take a look at a complete preview of the shows coming your way, and mark your calendars. It looks good for NBC this year, and while I’m not sure all of these look like winners, I think you’ll find at least a couple that you’re really going to like.
Blacklist – Fall
The Blacklist — (Photo by: NBC)
For decades, ex-government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader) has been one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives. Brokering shadowy deals for criminals across the globe, Red was known by many as “The Concierge of Crime.”
Now, he’s mysteriously surrendered to the FBI with an explosive offer: he will help catch a long-thought-dead terrorist, Ranko Zamani, »
- Marc Eastman
The "Office" alum and longtime "Boston Legal" star returns to the spotlight on the Peacock network and this time, instead of upholding the law (albeit via blackmail, bribery and the like), he's breaking it. In NBC's upcoming series "The Blacklist," Spader stars as Raymond “Red” Reddington, the most wanted man in the world.
Check out Spader and his devilish ways below in NBC's new four-minute trailer for "The Blacklist", as well as two new preview clips, and scroll down for more previews and official descriptions of the new series on NBC's 2013-2014 schedule: the “Ironside" remake starring Blair Underwood, the new Mike O'Malley comedy "Welcome To The Family," Sean Hayes' return to sitcoms with "Sean Saves The World," and, of course, the highly-anticipated "Michael J. Fox Show."
"The Blacklist," Mondays at 10 p.m. Et
For decades, ex-government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader, »
- Jaimie Etkin
Chicago – When you’re in as much of a ratings struggle as NBC, it makes sense to shake things up and that’s exactly what they’re doing in the Fall with a new show or an old show in a new time every single night of the week. “Chicago Fire,” “Revolution,” “The Biggest Loser,” “Parks and Recreation,” and “Parenthood” are moving. “Community” is being held until a midseason, 13-episode run. No decision yet made on “Celebrity Apprentice” or “Hannibal,” which isn’t that surprising as they are mid-season shows anyway although it shouldn’t give fans of either program confidence as NBC announced a midseason schedule as well and they’re not on it. Anything could still happen with either program however and they could be held as replacements for shows that fail. That may be the best shot for “Hannibal” fans now. The best new show on the »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
NBC added one comedy and two more dramas to its 2013-14 roster, all from Sony Pictures TV.
Drama “Blacklist” has major heat. It centers on a white-collar criminal who turns himself in and offers to give up others. “Night Shift” is a medical drama set in a San Antonio hospital.
Here are the descriptions:
Parents Dan Yoder (Mike O’Malley, “Glee,” “My Name Is Earl”) and wife Karina (Mary McCormack, “In Plain Sight,” “The West Wing”) find out on the day their daughter Molly (Ella Rae Peck, (“Deception,” “Gossip Girl”) is graduating from high school with an acceptance to college, »
- Cynthia Littleton
Awkward., Season 3, Episode 5: “Indecent Exposure”
Directed by Joe Nussbaum
Airs Tuesdays at 10 Pm on MTV
Moving in together can be a big change for a couple, no matter their age or the stage of their relationship. With Matty moving into the Hamilton household at the end of last week, the relationship between him and Jenna was bound to change as a result of being under the same roof for the first time, particularly due to the unexpected nature of the move. Whether the increased proximity would help or hurt the couples’ second go-round was the key question, and it’s one that the show tackles this week in a nuanced manner, adding another dimension to Matty while further fleshing out Mr. Hart and Jenna’s Writing Class.
It was fascinating to watch how Matty and Jenna’s »
- Deepayan Sengupta
There may be a mystery brewing under the surface on this season of "Awkward." Ricky's death happened during the show's break -- and during summer vacation for the cast -- but it came back in a big way in an otherwise throwaway scene between Sadie and Tamara. The two were arguing, as they usually do, when they decided to channel Ricky via a Ouija board.
At first, they were just arguing over inane things, and it seemed pretty clear one or the other girl was likely controlling it to prove their point. But then they started getting answers they didn't want to hear. And then, abruptly, Sadie asked Ricky's spirit if his death was an accident.
The answer revealed was "No." Tamara asked, "Did someone kill you?" This time, the answer was, "Yes."
Lissa, who was spending the night at Sadie's as well, flipped the board and ran off. A few moments later, »
- The Huffington Post
Matty and Jenna’s relationship endured a bit of staycation in "Indecent Exposure."
As much as we all love seeing Matty with his shirt off (right, ladies?), he and Jenny are not ready to share a space full time. In fact, aside from the snide comments and general Sadie-ness, Tamara and Sadie ended up cohabitating with a lot more honesty than Jenna and Matty initially did.
However, Matty’s long-term staycation is entirely because of his parents.
No wonder Matty ends up crying in the bathroom. His parents were entirely unsupportive and uncommunicative last week and then Jenna let a slip that he’s running away from them when they were watching the porno; Jenna’s mistake was also laden with extra emotion as she killed the mood trying to find the backstory to the woman in the adult movie. Never a good move.
Thankfully, Jenna tagged Lacey into the »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Nick McHatton)
Disclaimer: The events in that headline aren’t exactly connected, but they both happened. And they both changed everything.
In an attempt to assert herself as the “cheer-ultimate” instead of just a “cheer-alternate,” Tamara (Jillian Rose Reed) infiltrated Sadie’s (Molly Tarlov) annual team sleepover on the May 7 episode of Awkward. But there was a surprise guest waiting for them at Chez Saxton: the ghost of their slutty, bisexual ex-boyfriend Ricky Schwartz! He came bearing secrets, and like Tom Cruise in that movie, the girls could not handle the truth.
Who Killed Ricky Schwartz?
I loved everything about this set-up. Not only did we get to see yet another layer to Sadie’s tragic new life — the writers are peeling her character like a banana this season — but the whole thing felt like an awesome ’80s movie spoof. The sleepover, the Ouija Board, and of course, Brett Daverns‘ Zak Morris hair. »
- Andy Swift
Jenna struggles with her live-in boyfriend in this week’s all new Awkward. Hey Roomie. Jenna is reaping the benefits of having her super hot boyfriend in the room next door. But, there are some less than benefits as well. Her dad is spying on them, Matty takes far too long in the bathroom (using all [...]
Awkward 3.05 ‘Indecent Exposure’ Recap »
- Erin Frazee
What most straight men know about makeup you could pretty much fit on the tip of an eyeliner brush. At least the reigning opinion of the women of MTV's "Girl Code" in tonight's (May 7) episode.
Ashley Rickards of "Awkward" does a skit for the show's segment "long story short" and asks a clerk at Target if the chain stocks Season 1 of her show. The clerk tells her the main character is hot, though he doesn't recognize Rickards. Incidentally, the store does not stock it.
"Girl Code," a spinoff of MTV2's "Guy Code," premiered to 1.4 million viewers. The female-driven show tackles topics about being a woman, including dating, dancing and drinking.
There's talk of frenemies, and the law of cutting the bathroom line -- besides the standard free pass of being obviously pregnant.
The show features women stand-ups, the occasional guy, actresses and musicians weighing in on various topics.
Here's a peak from tonight's show. »
Cohabitation with a boyfriend can be great... but maybe not in your junior year of high school. On last week's episode of "Awkward," Jenna (Ashley Rickards) and Matty (Beau Mirchoff) ended up under the same roof after an uncomfortable conversation with his parents lead Matty to ask if he could crash with the Hamiltons.
It seems like Lacey (Nikki DeLoach) decided to be the cool mom and let Matty stick around, because a week later, he's still sharing a bathroom with Jenna. Which is causing some... problems, for her. From pasta in her hair to a major violation of the DVR code, Jenna is at the end of her rope with her boyfriend.
Matty has a different take on the whole thing. "It is like living at a resort that serves sex, spaghetti, and 'Sports Center,'" he boasts. "I don't even miss home."
Tune in Tuesday night at 10 p. »
Mark Feuerstein ("Royal Pains"), Kate McKinnon ("Saturday Night Live"), Greer Grammer ("Awkward") and Tony winner Julie White ("Transformers") have joined the cast of indie comedy "Life Partners," TheWrap has learned. Susanna Fogel will make her directorial debut with the film, which she co-wrote with writing partner Joni Lefkowitz. The duo's script was workshopped within the Sundance Institute's 2012 Writers Lab, as well as its 2012 Creative Producing Lab. The project began life as a play that was part of the annual "Unscreened" series in 2011, as initially reported by TheWrap. Jordana Mollick »
- Jeff Sneider
Awkward., Season 3, Episode 4: “A Little Less Conversation”
Written by Christy Stratton
Directed by Hal Olofsson
Airs Tuesdays at 10 Pm on MTV
With the stable relationships of Matty, Jenna, Tamara, and Jake kicking of the third year of high school for the characters, the topic of sex was something that was bound to come up sooner or later. While Jenna’s pregnancy scare led to her confiding in her mother, her father continued to remain unaware of the extent of her relationship with Matty. This episode deals with the aftermath of Kevin Hamilton’s discovery about his daughter, delivering an even-handed look at the different ways people view sex, set amidst some major events.
It was interesting to see the gradual progression of the dinner between Jenna and Matty’s families, and it was a very effective way to illuminate the differences between the way the two were raised. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Nikki tells HollywoodLife.com to keep a close eye on her ‘brown-nosing’ character tonight!
Nikki DeLoach is pulling a bait-and-switch this week. Just one night after making us laugh on Awkward — that was the most uncomfortable dinner party ever, and I loved it — she’ll be guest starring on the May 1 episode of CSI, playing a character she describes to HollywoodLife.com as being “quite the opposite of Lacey.”
Nikki says her character Heather is a “brown-noser” suspected of murdering one of her co-workers during a company wilderness retreat.
But did she do it?
“I don’t want to give away too much, but I will say that she tries to put up a very serious front,” Nikki teases. “As the episode goes on, you’ll see her start to break.”
Still, Nikki tells us it’s nice to return to her dramatic roots — the funny lady is also a »
- Andy Swift
The season long intercourse talks continued on Awkward this week, as Kevin was added to the fold in "Let's Talk About Sex."
Many of the arcs revolved around being "the alternate." the alternate cheerleader, the alternate lifestyle, the alternate grading scale, the alternate girlfriend... the list goes on and on. Kevin’s desire to broadcast to all applicable parties that Jenna and Matty were having sex felt cliched and out of character, considering he’s the one who made sure Jenna always had protection with the Costco-sized condom box.
Did it make for awesome comedy? Absolutely, but this is Awkward. The humor will always be there.
The contrived broadcasting was only to bring Lacey and Kevin face to face with Matty’s parents, while also bringing to light just how different - or alternate - the parenting styles are between them. Matty’s mother takes a very don’t ask »
- email@example.com (Nick McHatton)
Plus, who had sex — and possibly a sandwich?
“I’m sorry I took your daughter’s virginity.” Yes, that line was actually spoken aloud on the April 30 episode of Awkward, as the show truly lived up to its name like never before. Jenna (Ashley Rickards) and Matty (Beau Mirchoff) were forced to discuss their sex life over dinner with all four of their parents — but that wasn’t the strangest part of the episode.
No, the strangest part came at the very end when Matty showed up on the Hamiltons’ doorstep — asking if he could crash for a while!
While having Matty under her roof will probably seem great to Jenna at first — the previews show her walking in on him in a towel, which is kind of a treat for everyone — we see that it begins to take a toll on their relationship. Only on television would anyone ever »
- Andy Swift
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