MTV's 'Awkward': Ashley Rickards on the dark side of teen comedy

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MTV recently renewed "Teen Wolf" for a second season -- a good sign for the network's cautious endeavors into scripted television. While "Skins," an Americanized version of the controversial UK show, failed to maintain viewership, "Teen Wolf" has generated considerable increasing buzz. On Tuesday, the reality-heavy network debuts its latest scripted offering, "Awkward," at 11 p.m.While the later hour does allow for a more frank look at teen sexuality, "Awkward" succeeds in being honest without being gratuitous, which may have been the downfall of "Skins." Within the first few minutes of the show, our lead character, Jenna, loses her virginity in a summer camp supply closet. It's not exactly the Pacey-and-Joey perfect moment, which is instantly refreshing and sets the tone for the show. Yes - it's awkward."We're not racy to be racy," Ashley Rickards told Zap2it when she stopped by our offices to discuss the show. "We're trying to be real and to give...


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