The cast member of ABC Family’s Make It or Break It will guest star on two episodes of MTV’s new comedy show Awkward. (Tuesdays, 11/10c), TVLine has learned exclusively.
First airing Sept. 6, Abel will play the older bro of Beau Mirchoff’s Matty, who has thus far remained a bit of a mystery, even as he grows closer to the once-invisible Jenna (played by Ashley Rickards). The introduction of Abel opens the door to “learn a bit more” about Matty and his home life, teases creator Lauren Iungerich.
“[Zach’s] very funny,” Iungerich raves of the casting. “We all sort of had crushes on him when he came to shoot his episodes.”
Awkward. chronicles the highs and lows of being a teen, something Abel knows a thing or two about having been caught in a love triangle of his own as Make It or Break It‘s Carter.