Lauren Iungerich Exits as Awkward Showrunner

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In an unexpected series of events, Lauren Iungerich and MTV are parting ways, with network programming president Susanne Daniels confirming the surprising departure of the Awkward showrunner today in a statement.

"Awkward is a wonderful series and we appreciate the creativity and devotion Lauren brought to this show," Daniels said. "We wish her the best in her new ventures."

Awkward Season 3 Promo Pic

Iungerich will wrap up current production on Awkward Season 3, the first half of which concludes this week.

The series will return for its back half of a 20-episode order in October, as a search for a new boss gets underway while the program fights for a a fourth season. Awkward is a critical success and averages around 2 million viewers per week.

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Awkward Quotes

Jenna: This year would be my year. For once I wouldn't be overlooked not with Matty at my... backdoor!
Matty: Oh sorry, I slipped.

For 15 years I fantasized about everyone noticing me as I walked down the hall. What would I be wearing? Would every guy worship me? Would I be five inches taller and have porn tits? No, that was not my reality. My moment in the spotlight sucked some serious ass.

Jenna