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

Becca: What I don't know is, are you a cool Asian or a school Asian? What are your PSAT scores?
Ming: 120.
Becca: Low. You're not a school Asian. Have you ever spring break-ed in Cabo, downed Adderall, or had an affair with the lead singer of an indie rock band?
Ming: No.
Becca: Not a cool Asian either.
Ming: So what am I?
Becca: White.

Sadie: Sergio, I didn’t mean to be such a bitch.
Sergio: Oh bullshit, you’re a finely tuned bitch machine, sedita.