Exclusive: Make It or Break It's Zachary Abel Gets Awkward. for MTV

Zachary Abel is trading in the world of gymnastics for the one full of keggers and angst.

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.

Comments (6)

  • Any word on make it or break it coming back?

    Comment by sapphire – August 2, 2011 11:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LOVE Awkward. Excited to see buzz about it from you guys!

    Comment by Jessica – August 2, 2011 12:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Seriously need to know if/when MIOBI will be back on! Such an awesome show with some real talent.

    Comment by Lisa – August 2, 2011 01:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Casting Zach is so perfect! He and Beau Mirchoff look so much alike. More awkward. scoop!!!!

    Comment by mina – August 2, 2011 01:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is a damn renewal too much to ask for?!?

    Comment by Daniel – August 2, 2011 01:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

    Comment by kel – August 22, 2011 03:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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