Amanda Foreman‘s career is taking an Awkwardturn.
TVLine has learned exclusively that the Felicity fave will guest-star in a Season 3 installment of the acclaimed MTV comedy (bowing in April), playing Matty’s mom.
Described as very conservative, Foreman’s maternal character will appear in an episode that centers on Jenna and Matty’s parents meeting for the first time. (Expect sparks to fly between the vastly different family units.)
Foreman’s most recent TV credits include Parenthood, Private Practice and House.
Anthony Michael Hall is going back to high school.
The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles actor is joining MTV’s Awkward. He’s coming on board the show’s third season for a multi-episode arc. Hall will play Mr. Hart, “a sadistic creative writing teacher that pushes the students out of their comfort zones.” We’re told there’s a method to Mr. Hart’s madness that will have a major impact this season.
Hall is considered a great fit for the show given Awkward has been frequently compared to John Hughes’ 1980s comedies.
And that’s not all. Nolan Funk (Glee) has also just been added to show’s cast in a multi-episode arc. He’ll play a confident new prep school transfer to Palos Hills.
Awkward doesn’t have a return date yet, but given the success of the show, MTV is doing 20 episodes this season instead of the usual 12.
Things aren’t going to get less Awkward anytime soon.
MTV has renewed the critical favorite for an extra-large 20-episode third season, TVLine has confirmed.
“Lauren Iungerich’s creative vision, coupled with this extraordinarily talented cast, make Awkward the perfect series for MTV,” MTV head of programming David Janollari said. “Critics and our audience alike have fallen in love with Awkward, and we’re thrilled to bring this terrific series back for a third, supersized season.”
Awkward‘s Season 2 premiere drew 2.2 million total viewers and scored a 2.2 rating with the 12-34 crowd, up 29 percent from the series’ launch.
The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news of the pickup.
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Some people would call TV season over since all the primetime shows are officially on hiatus, but there’s still a crazy amount of good television coming our way in the summer!
We poked through the list of returning shows and brand spanking new series and chose ten of then that were are just dying to see during the sweltering months of the summer. That’s why air conditioning was invented, right?
Awkward, June 28 (MTV): Praise Ricky Schwartz (or, you know, don’t!), our quirky little show that could is finally coming back to us! Though Jenna (Ashley Rickards) chose good guy Jake (Brett Davern) over first love/bad boy Matty (Beau Mirchoff) in the finale, this epic high school love triangle is far from over. Plus, Jenna’s mama will also be getting a love triangle of her own when an old flame, played by Ringer’s Kris Polaha (swoon!) stops by! Oh, and you’re welcome.
Breaking Bad, July 15 (AMC): Um, how about Breaking Badass?! We’re talking about Walter White aka Heisenberg (Bryan Cranston), of course, who in the season finale revealed himself to be the most evil drug lord Albuquerque’s ever seen. If he’s willing to murder an innocent child, what could possibly be next? We can’t wait to find out.
Hell on Wheels, Aug. 12 (AMC): Where have all the moody cowboys gone? Or at least that’s how we think that song goes. With a cast to swoon over, a gorgeous setting and a vengeance-seeking lead that would make Emily Thorne proud, we can’t wait to see what might bring Cullen (Anson Mount) back to the railroad. And we’re happy to announce that our girl crush on the awesome Lily Bell (Dominique McElligott) has not abated over the hiatus.
Pretty Little Liars, June 5 (ABC Family): Mona (Janel Parrish) is ‘A’. The end, right? Wrong. Even though little miss crazy hair is locked up, Rosewood’s fab four are still going to be tormented this season by their text-message-loving bully. Or is it bullies? These girls just can’t seem to have peaceful small-town lives and we’ve gotta say, we wouldn’t have it any other way! This is one of the most intriguing mystery shows on TV and season three is going to be no exception.
So You Think You Can Dance, May 24 (Fox): Our beloved dance competition is being cut from two episodes a week to one (boo!), but they are making up for it by crowning two winners—a guy and girl. And we’re all winners when Cat Deeley brings the pretty to our TV screens.
Teen Wolf, June 3 (MTV): Need an update? Scott (Tyler Posey) and Allison (Crystal Reed) are the new Romeo and Juliet. Derek (Tyler Hoechlin) is the Alpha. Jackson (Colton Haynes) is now a werewolf. Lydia (Holland Roden) is now…something. Stiles (Dylan O’Brien) continues to be the best. As for us? We’re just counting down the days until this guilty pleasure comes roaring back into our lives.
The Newsroom, June 24 (HBO): Just based off the trailer alone we are intrigued, but the great Aaron Sorkin (perhaps you’ve heard of him) at the helm pretty much guarantees that HBO’s new series will be a must-watch in the summer. Oh, and the cast is nothing to sneeze at either. They had us at Sam Waterston.
True Blood, June 10 (HBO): Are you ready fangbangers? Because we can already tell that season five is going to be a rollercoaster ride of sheer awesomeness! SVU‘s Christopher Meloni joins the already genetically gifted cast as “The Authority,” and we’ll learn Tara’s (Rutina Wesley) fate. Meanwhile, Sookie (Anna Paquin) will gain control of her powers, and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) and Bill (Stephen Moyer) form the sexiest alliance ever. Oh, and Alcide (Joe Manganiello) takes his shirt off again. Need any more reasons to watch? Yeah, we didn’t think so.
White Collar, July 10 (USA): Matt Bomer. Matt Bomer. Matt Bomer. Did we mention Matt Bomer? Sure, it’s a great show that’s a blast to watch, but the fact that the star of it is a dreamy blue-eyed living Disney prince does not hurt a damn bit. Plus, the cliffhanger from last season makes the wait for the first episode back agonizing. We can’t wait to see what Neal is up to!
Wilfred, June 28 (FX): It’s the ultimate boy and his (lewd pot-smoking Australian) dog story. We love this wacky dark comedy so so much. And with Ryan’s (Elijah Wood) existential crisis in the first season’s end and Wilfred’s (Jason Gann) memory loss, we’re not quite sure how the two BFFs will be reunited. What is the smoke monster? Who are the others? Wilfred is at its best when things get really dark—like a dog with a god complex in the pouring rain—so we want to see things get weird. Bonus: Wilfred’s Bear will be back for season two. Don’t deny it, we know you’re excited about that.