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'Awkward' Season 3 Will Be The Last For Creator And Showrunner Lauren Iungerich

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"Awkward" Season 3 will be the last for Lauren Iungerich as showrunner. | MTV

After "Awkward" Season 3, the beloved, quirky MTV dramedy will never be the same.

The show's creator Lauren Iungerich is stepping down as showrunner after "Awkward's" current third season, the second half of which will debut in October. In a statement, MTV confirmed Iungerich's departure, calling the split "mutual."

“'Awkward' is a wonderful series and we appreciate the creativity and devotion Lauren brought to this show. We wish her the best in her new ventures," Susanne Daniels, president of programming at MTV, said in a statement.

Deadline reports that Iungerich’s decision to leave "Awkward" is due to both professional and personal reasons. Three months ago, she exited her buzzy MTV comedy pilot "Hot Mess" and ultimately, the network decided to not go forward with the show. Both "Hot Mess" and "Awkward" originated under the previous MTV regime before Daniels stepped in.

MTV is currently seeking a new showrunner for the potential fourth season of "Awkward."

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