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Awkward: Season Five Ratings

2 September 2015 6:32 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

It was announced that season five will be the end of the Awkward TV show so there's no chance that the series will be cancelled this time around. There has been talk that there could be a sixth season however but the ratings would have to be very good for that to happen. Will there be a sixth season or will season five truly be the end? Stay tuned.

On this season of Awkward Jenna (Ashley Rickards) and her friends' experience at Palos Hills High is almost over. Everyone's already gotten into college and there's the sense that anything can happen. The rest of the cast includes Beau Mirchoff, Nikki DeLoach, Jillian Rose Reed, Brett Davern, Molly Tarlov, and Desi Lydic.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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The Daily Show Adds Awkward Actress, Sullivan & Son Grad and 1 More

2 September 2015 11:44 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The best [expletive] news team ever has a few new members.

Desi Lydic, Roy Wood Jr. and Ronny Chieng will be correspondents when The Daily Show returns — with new host Trevor Noah — on Sept. 28, Comedy Central announced Wednesday.

Lydic plays high school guidance counselor Valerie on MTV’s Awkward. She also has had roles on The Odd Couple, The Client List and Two and a Half Men, among other series.

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Wood portrayed Roy on TBS’ Sullivan & Son. Chieng is an up-and-comer in the Australian stand-up comedy scene.

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Trevor Noah’s ‘Daily Show’ Adds Ronny Chieng, Desi Lydic and Roy Wood Jr. as Correspondents

2 September 2015 11:32 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Trevor Noah’s ‘Best F*&#ing News Team Ever’ just got even better — or at least bigger: Ronny Chieng, Desi Lydic and Roy Wood Jr. have joined Comedy Central’s 11 p.m. weeknight squad. Chieng and Wood Jr. are primarily stand-up comedians, while Lydic (“Awkward”) comes from improv comedy. The three new faces will join returning veterans Jordan Klepper, Hasan Minhaj, Jessica Williams, Lewis Black, John Hodgman, Al Madrigal, Aasif Mandvi and Kristen Schaal. Samantha Bee and husband Jason Jones both recently left the show for separate TBS projects. “I’m so excited to welcome these new members of the ‘Daily Show’ Team, »

- Tony Maglio

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Comedy Central’s ‘Daily Show’ Stocks Up on New Correspondents

2 September 2015 11:23 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

With just weeks to go before the launch of  “The Daily Show” under a new host, the Comedy Central program added a fresh group of regular contributors to the retooled proceedings that will be led by Trevor Noah.

Ronny Chieng, Desi Lydic and Roy Wood Jr. will join the ranks of the show’s “correspondents,” who regularly put together field pieces or commentary segments for the program.

They join a roster that includes Jordan Klepper, Hasan Minhaj, Jessica Williams, Lewis Black, John Hodgman, Al Madrigal, Aasif Mandvi and Kristen Schaal.

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah”  premieres on Monday, September 28, at 11 p.m.

Chieng, who has degrees in both law and commerce, is an actor and comedian who got his start in Australia after graduating from the University of Melbourne. He made his U.S. television debut on “The Late Late Show” earlier this year.

Lydic has appeared in comedies on TV and in film. »

- Brian Steinberg

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Awkward., Ep. 5.01, “Prank Amateurs”

1 September 2015 6:30 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Awkward., Season 5, Episode 01, “Prank Amateurs”

Written by Mike Chessler

Directed by Peter Lauer

Airs Mondays at 9 pm Et on MTV

Season four of Awkward. saw Jenna wrestle with a low school ranking and possibly losing out on going to college. While both situations resolved themselves, she was still left with trying to resolve her feelings about Matty, especially after discovering the latter was willing to wait with Gabby when he hadn’t been so patient with Jenna herself. With the show entering its final season, the fifth season premiere stumbles massively with regards to Jenna, but nonetheless holds some promise for an enticing season that would serve as a good sendoff for the series as a whole.

One of the major issues with the season premiere is Jenna’s focus on Matty. While this is not uncharacteristic of Awkward., Jenna’s previous romantic flings, with Matty or others, have always »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Awkward Season Premiere Recap: Naked and Betrayed

31 August 2015 6:29 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Awkward‘s Jenna Hamilton cannot win. This was true when she broke her arm trying to take a shower in the pilot (four years ago!), and it was definitely true during Monday’s final season premiere.

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The blogger extraordinaire found herself at a crossroads when she accidentally learned about Jake and Gabby’s treacherous journey to the bone zone: Should she tell Matty?! Left to her own devices, Jenna probably would have, but after Mama Hamilton »

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Awkward Season 5 Review

24 August 2015 7:52 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Two episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

Five seasons and four years later, and there’s a sort of quiet ease into which the MTV sitcom template-setter that is Awkward presents its fifth year: not with a senior-year bang, but with a whimper as bittersweet and disappointing as the gang’s handful of failed pranks dotted throughout the premiere. Its stars still shine and its drama still crackles with a heightened hilarity that only a show with this high level of acronyms-to-actual words could muster, but its lost some of its acerbic spark that surprised everyone back in 2011.

Jenna and co. aren’t as ribald and breezingly candid, the writing feels more like an interpretation of Awkward than actually Awkward, and the decision to continue last year’s most interminable plots instead of just tying them up in the prologue and catapulting the team into something new, all lends the »

- Mitchel Broussard

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Teen Choice Awards 2015 Winners: Updated List

16 August 2015 5:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Teen Choice Awards are kicking off Sunday night, gathering some of the biggest stars in music, movie, TV and the Web world to let teenagers decide who wins.

The Vampire Diaries,” “Pretty Little Liars” and “Furious 7” head up the nominations, nabbing five each. Also strong contenders, “Insurgent,” “Pitch Perfect 2,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1,” “Avengers” and “Empire” received four nominations each.

Josh Peck, Gina Rodriguez and Ludacris are hosting the show. The Teen Choice Awards take place at 8p.m., airing live on Fox.

See a full list of nominees below, updated live as winners are announced.

Choice Movie Actor: Action

Paul Walker, Furious 7 (Winner)

Vin Diesel, Furious 7

Ansel Elgort, The Divergent Series: Insurgent

Theo James, The Divergent Series: Insurgent

Taylor Lautner, Tracers

Dylan O’Brien, The Maze Runner

Choice Movie: Action

Furious 7 (Winner)

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

Kingsman: The Secret Service

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- Variety Staff

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Teen Choice Awards 2015 Winners: Full List

16 August 2015 5:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Teen Choice Awards are kicked off Sunday night, gathering some of the biggest stars in music, movie, TV and the Web world to let teenagers decide who wins.

In music, One Direction and Fifth Harmony took home an impressive bounty, winning such awards as choice selfie taker and choice summer song, respectively. “Empire” unsurprisingly won the prize for best breakout TV show, and “The Vampire Diaries'” Nina Dobrev won her final award for the drama.

As for movies, “Furious 7” won for action movie, and Paul Walker was awarded choice actor in an action posthumously.

In the Web sector, Bethany Mota and Cameron Dallas won choice Web stars. Mota also took home the same prize last year.

Josh Peck, Gina Rodriguez and Ludacris hosted the show. The Teen Choice Awards aired live on Fox.

See a full list of winners below.

Choice Web Star: Female

Bethany Mota (Winner »

- Variety Staff

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Greer Grammer Takes ‘Emma’s Chance’, Angela Sarafyan Makes ‘The Promise’

10 August 2015 9:16 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Awkward‘s Greer Grammer, has signed on for the title role in Emma’s Chance, from director Anna Elizabeth James. Based on California’s real-life Red Bucket Equine Rescue, Emma’s Chance features Grammer in the fictional role of a young woman who saves an abused horse – named Chance – from the type of auction that ends at a horse-meat factory. Bullied in high school, Emma takes a liking to the abused horse while performing community service, and devises a scheme… »

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The Stars of "Weird Science" -- See What They Look Like 30 Years Later!

2 August 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

30 years ago today, two geeks from Shermer, Illinois created Lisa, the perfect woman, with a little computer know-how. That's right, "Weird Science" came out exactly three decades ago and was the third film John Hughes stepped behind the camera for as director, following "The Breakfast Club" and "Sixteen Candles." The flick was also the fourth time Hughes had worked with star Anthony Michael Hall, who appeared in both of the aforementioned films, as well as the Hughes-penned "Vacation." Fun fact: Hall reportedly chose this flick over doing a "Vacation" sequel -- thus starting a franchise tradition of switching the actors playing the Griswold children each film. Joining Hall were Ilan Mitchell-Smith and Kelly LeBrock, a former model who turned her sights towards acting. "Weird Science" went on to become a cult classic and spawned a USA series of the same name, with Vanessa Angel taking over the role of Lisa. »

- tooFab Staff

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Press Release: Scream Season 2 Officially Announced by MTV

29 July 2015 1:21 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Although it was revealed at Comic-Con, MTV has now officially announced that Scream the TV series will return in a second season:

Press Release: Beverly Hills, CA (July 29, 2015) – MTV today announced the second season pick-up of its hit series "Scream" with Dimension Television. More than 21 million viewers have tuned in to the debut season of "Scream" on-air and the series has generated another 7.9 million streams across platforms. Additionally, "Scream" has averaged 60% increases in L+3 over L+Sd ratings week to week.

MTV Executive Vice President of Series Development and Head of Scripted Programming, Mina Lefevre said, "It has been a wonderful experience working with Bob Weinstein and his team who are such connoisseurs of this genre and we are thrilled by how our viewers have responded to the reinvention of 'Scream.' We look forward to another season filled with suspense, horror and more twists and turns."

"We couldn't be »

- Derek Anderson

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The Kids of National Lampoon's 'Vacation' Films -- Where Are They Now?!

28 July 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

It's hard to believe it's been more than 20 years since we first met the Griswolds in National Lampoon's "Vacation." The 1983 original followed Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold, an overly enthusiastic dad who just wants to have a fun family trip to Wally World, a California amusement park. Unfortunately, it all goes to hell as they encounter a series of misadventures along the journey. The film sparked a number of sequels, including "European Vacation," "Christmas Vacation" and "Vegas Vacation." Fast forward to 2015, as the latest installment in the hilarious franchise, "Vacation," his theaters today. The new film focuses on a fully-grown (and once again recast) Rusty Griswold, as he takes his own family on a disastrous getaway. Ed Helms is taking over the lead role, Christina Applegate plays his wife and Leslie Mann fills the role of sister Audrey.  Before we welcome the Griswolds back to the big screen, we're taking »

- tooFab Staff

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'Stanford Prison Experiment' director still hasn't heard from the original subjects yet

18 July 2015 2:19 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

You'll be kicking yourself if you don't see "The Stanford Prison Experiment" in theaters.  Seriously.  And, no, I'm not just saying that because I happen to know director Kyle Patrick Alvarez socially or that it's a Sundance Jury Award-winning movie or that it depicts one of the most shocking events to occur at one of America's greatest Universities over the past fifty years.* The real reason is that besides the questions it raises about the human condition and our ability to descend to abject cruelty, "Stanford" features a once in a life time cast that will dominate Hollywood for the next 15 to 20 years.* *It also has earned strong reviews to date including a 71 grade on Metacritic and 78% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Based on true events, the new drama chronicles the 1971 psychological experiment that found Stanford University students sorted into the roles of prison guard or a generic prisoner.  In theory, »

- Gregory Ellwood

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You Won't Be Shocked By What's "At The Devil's Door"

7 July 2015 6:56 PM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

A supernatural horror flick involving a possibly haunted house and some good old-fashioned demonic forces, At the Devil’s Door stars Catalina Sandino Moreno (best known for her Oscar-nominated role as a drug mule in Maria Full of Grace) as Leigh, a real estate agent who discovers that the house she is trying to sell has a questionable past. She encounters a strange girl lurking inside the house who she assumes is the owners’ runaway daughter; in fact, it is Hannah (Ashley Rickards of MTV’s Awkward), a girl who committed suicide way back in 1987.

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- Lee Jutton

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Lifetime Greenlights Charles Manson Movie

1 July 2015 2:15 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Lifetime has greenlit an original movie about the women in Charles Manson’s life.

Manson’s Lost Girls” (working title) follows the teenage girls who fell for Manson and helped him carry out his brutal murders in the late 1960s.

The Mentalist” star Jeff Ward is playing Manson. The trio of women are MacKenzie Mauzy (“Into the Woods”) as Linda Kasabian, Eden Brolin (“I Dream Too Much”) as Susan Atkins and Greer Grammer (“Awkward”) as Leslie Van Houten.

Christian Madsen (“Divergent”), who portrays Manson family member Tex Watson, rounds out the cast.

The TV movie focuses primarily on Kasabian when she first meets “the family” at the Spahn Ranch commune. Manson soon draws her into criminal activities, including late-night break-ins at expensive homes. She leaves the gang only after becoming an accomplice in what Manson calls “Helter Skelter,” a drug-fueled murder spree in August 1969 that included the killing of actress »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Awkward's Molly Tarlov Engaged to Alexander Noyes: Picture!

23 June 2015 2:02 PM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Nothing Awkward about this! Molly Tarlov, who plays Sadie Saxton on MTV's Awkward, is engaged to marry boyfriend Alexander Noyes, the couple revealed via Instagram. The actress posted a photo of herself and her new fiancé on Tuesday, June 23. In it, Noyes flashes a big grin for the camera while Tarlov covers her smile with her left hand to better show off her engagement ring.  "Remember this weekend when my favorite human in the world asked me to marry him?" she captioned the snapshot. "#isaidyes #Noyes #Fiance" Her [...] »

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Justin Prentice Joins ‘Awkward'; Tom Lipinski In ‘Madoff’ Miniseries

2 June 2015 9:19 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Justin Prentice (Glee, Malibu Country) has been cast in a multi-episode arc for the second half of the fifth and final season of MTV comedy series Awkward. Prentice will play Patrick, a blue-blooded Princeton student and world traveler who meets Tamara (Jillian Rose Reed) while visiting the country club. With high school ending and everyone heading in different directions, the second half of Season 5 will jump forward to one year later, summertime back in Palos Hills. In… »

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New ‘Scream’ Trailer Kills Off All Your Favorite MTV Stars (Video)

12 May 2015 8:34 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The latest trailer for MTV’s television adaptation of the “Scream” horror franchise sees several MTV stars enjoying a killer party. The trailer begins with a close-up of “Awkward” star Ashley Rickards. As the camera pulls back, we see that her throat has been cut. As we go around the room, we see that Rita Volk (“Faking It”), Molly Tarlov (“Awkward”), Tyler Posey (“Teen Wolf”) and several others have been dispatched in particularly bloody fashion. See photos: 9 Best and Worst MTV Movie Awards Moments The trailer ends with the “Scream” cast arriving at the party. John Karna — who plays Noah in the new series — notices, »

- Joe Otterson

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This week in tv news: Renewals and cancellations on all network channels

9 May 2015 6:56 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Katherine McNamara, who has been cast as Clary Fray in Shadowhunters

Ahead of network upfronts next week, a number of channels put in notices for pickups and cancellations over the week. Fox’s Backstrom, CBS’ Battle Creek, The McCarthys, and Stalker, NBC’s Marry MeOne Big Happy, State of Affairs, and Constantine all became one-season shows. NBC’s About a Boy also got a cancellation notice this week, as did Fox’s The Mindy Project and The Following.

Fox has also given series orders to Minority Report and Lucifer, while CBS has picked up Supergirl. Among returning shows, The Simpsons got a two-season renewal, while IFC renewed Comedy Bang! Bang!, and The Playstation Network gave its original series Powers a second season. NBC also renewed The Mysteries of Laura and The Night Shift, as well as the sitcom Undateable, whose entire third season will consist of live episodes.

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- Deepayan Sengupta

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