"Awkward" Season 3 will premiere on Tuesday, April 16 at 10 p.m. ET on MTV, the network announced Monday. The teen comedy will return with two back-to-back episodes on April 16.
The super-sized third season of "Awkward" will air in two parts: The first 10 episodes will air before taking a midseason hiatus and returning for the second 10 episodes later in the year. MTV.com will also be hosting "Awkward" webisodes that tie into the on-air storylines of the show, with the first webisode available before the season premiere and subsequent installments to follow throughout the season.
Watch the first full-length trailer for "Awkward" Season 3 below:
Here's what fans can expect from the new season, per MTV:
In the first two seasons of “Awkward,” Jenna Hamilton (Ashley Rickards) tackled the age old questions all teenagers face: “who am I” and “who do I want be with?” Now, as she enters her junior year at Palos Hills High, Jenna is finally confronting the daunting question: “who do I want to be?” Season 3 picks up with Jenna feeling left behind now that Ming (Jessica Lu) and Tamara (Jillian Rose Reed) start to blossom socially in ways that she hasn't. Once again, Jenna seems to be solely living her life through her relationship with Matty (Beau Mirchoff) and is starting to question if there is more for her beyond her love life and the life that she knows at Palos Hills.
In the Season 3 premiere episode, Jenna’s junior year brings a wave of surprises and changes that could potentially impact her future in an indelible way and in the second episode, the death of classmate will leave Jenna to reflect on loss, grieving, and taking responsibility for a secret she's keeping from Matty.
New additions to the "Awkward" cast include Anthony Michael Hall as Mr. Hart, a sadistic creative writing teacher who pushes students out of their comfort zones, while "Glee" star Nolan Funk will play Collin, a new prep school transfer to Palos Hills.
MTV's new series "Girl Code" debuts after "Awkward's" third episode at 10:30 p.m. ET on April 23. The upcoming series is described as "a strong and smart female driven comedy series bringing millennial viewers a new, hilarious how-to manual full of over the top tips to push the envelope and open the dialogue about the wonders and woes of womanhood. In the same style of irreverent commentary that fans have come to love on MTV2’s top rated series “Guy Code,” the new MTV series calls on female stand-up comics, actresses and musicians -- and even a few guys -- to weigh in on the sisterhood that all girls share."
"Awkward" returns Tuesday, April 16 at 10 p.m. ET on MTV. It will begin airing on MTV's international channels in September 2013.
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