MTV Renews 'Awkward'


MTV Monday announced it has picked up a second season of its scripted comedy series Awkward.

The series, which takes an irreverent look at the challenges of teenage life, has averaged 1.7 million viewers since launching July 19, network officials said. The series has seven new episodes remaining in its freshman season.

"Awkward has really resonated with our young audience marking yet another successful push into scripted programming and the further diversification of our schedule," said David Janollari head of MTV Programming in a statement. "[Series creator] Lauren lungerich has created a truly unique, contemporary young female voice, brought to life by the show's incredibly talented cast."

The announcement comes on the heels of the network's decision last week to cancel its sophomore comedy series the Hard Times Of RJ Berger.