Renewed: Awkward (for final season)
MTV comedy series Awkward has been renewed for a fifth and final season.
The high school comedy starring Ashley Rickards is expected to be split in two runs. An episode total has not been confirmed.
Season Four under new showrunners Mike Chessler and Chris Albergheni has been averaging 1.19 million total US viewers, about 100,000 viewers less than season three.
Hollywood Reporter quotes critics on Season Four: “For a show that was once committed to being about something, Awkward‘s fourth season has ping-ponged from storyline to storyline with no particular interest in stopping to reflect on the big picture.
“Whereas I started the season cautiously optimistic and open to the show finding a different version of itself that could sustain the basic principles of what made it work, after 10 episodes I feel confident saying Awkward has devolved instead to a shoddily constructed show about nothing, featuring characters that deserve better.”