MTV is dipping into the scripted waters again with a new comedy. Awkward, which premieres on July 19 at 11/10c is about teenager Jenna Hamilton who becomes a school celebrity after people mistakenly think she attempted suicide.
“It’s got a really unique and completely contemporary point of view about growing up female in today’s day and age,” says MTV’s Head of Programming David Janollari. “The show really embodies our internal mantra of ‘Our lives amplified.’ In this case, it’s a teenage girl who goes from, as she describes herself, ‘almost invisible’ to completely visible and famous in her school because of this misunderstanding of epic proportions.”
To me it sounds a lot like the Emma Stone movie Easy A. Watch the trailer for the show below.