Storyline and cast
Awkward is an award-winning American teen comedy series currently airing on MTV. Created by writer and director Lauren Iungerich, the scripted show returned to the network for a fifth season, on August 31, 2015.
Awkward follows social outcast Jenna Hamilton (played by Ashley Rickards), a teenager at fic-tional Palos Hills High School, as she struggles with her identity, peer-pressure, boy troubles and fitting in. Exploring the serious and humorous side of adolescence during highly, the show has been praised by television critics and audiences alike, for its writing and realistic portrayal of the central character.
Jenna, Matty (played by Beau Mirchoff), Jake (played by Brett Davern), Sadie (played by Molly Tarlov), Tamara (played by Jillian Rose Reed) and the rest of the cast are back for a two part release of season. Part 5A follows the group from Spring break through familiar high school senior rituals like prom and graduation. In part 5B time leaps ahead as Jenna and her friends prepare for college.
This may seem like the beginning of the end for Awkward, but diehard fans will welcome the latest buzz surrounding the show, that there may be more story to tell. Spoiler alerts indicate that part two of season 5 (5B) may actually signal the a storyline continuation. The show’s producers have been creating noise about a possible comeback with season 6. References have been made to the transition from high school to college as a way of showing how the characters change and possibly set the stage for the next series.
UPDATED February 14, 2016: It has been more than three months since the latest episode of the current season of Awkward was aired, and at last the MTV channel has officially announced the return date for the second half of a fifth season. 12 new episodes will hit the small screen on March 15th at 10/9c. Unfortunately, this will also be the final chapter for the teen comedy series as the network made a decision back in October 2014 to cancel the show, although there are rumors out there that the creators are still holding their breath.