'Awkward' Exclusive: Meet Tamara's Mom, 'Romy and Michele's' Julia Campbell, Plus Who's Ricky Schwartz?

Fans of MTV’s  Awkward  will soon learn the answer to two mysteries concerning Jenna’s ( Ashley Rickards ) best friend, Tamara ( Jillian Rose Reed ). Where did she inherit her quirks from? And who’s this mystery boy she mentions in every episode named Ricky Schwartz? The Hollywood Reporter  has confirmed that  Julia Campbell  will guest star as Tamara’s mom. Campbell played one of the mean girls in the comedy  Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion . Viewers will also remember her from Showtime’s  Dexter  when she played “The Trinity Killer’s” ( John Lithgow ) wife, Sally Mitchell. Read More...

An 'Awkward' Accident Leads Everyone to Think Jenna Tried to Commit Suicide (VIDEO)

When MTV first jumped into scripted comedy with 'The Hard Times of RJ Berger,' it launched based on a gimmick that it really didn't need. The show succeeded more when it focused more on typical teen angst and drama. And we find that 'Awkward' (Tue., 11PM ET on MTV) is even better because it focuses on those things. The drama shifts from a male teen with a big situation to a female teen with a whole different kind of problem to deal with. While RJ's truth was accidentally revealed to the entire school, leading to all kinds of problems, Jenna's problem is in many ways much worse because a non-truth about her begins to define people's perceptions of her.

AWKWARD (MTV) Episode 1

Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the premiere episode of MTV’s new original series , AWKWARD , which airs Tuesday, July 19 at 11pm. Synopsis:  Narrated in the first-person voice of Jenna’s blog posts ,  Awkward , captures the humor within the struggles and experiences everyone  can relate to from their formative years. The series picks up  in the aftermath  of the accident as she must deal with a new not-so-fun stigma, while at the same time managing the other  daily drama that comes with being a teenager. From a secret relationship with a popular guy, to being undermined by a mean girl, and parents who just don’t get it-Jenna’s misfortune will eventually serve as the catalyst for amazing change, but it’s not without some missteps and mishaps along the way. Read More...