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Preview: MTV's Awkward. Pays Homage to John Hughes, Mean Girls

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The title of MTV’s new comedy, Awkward., says it allclumsy period included.

In the series premiere this Tuesday at 11/10c, klutzy Jenna (One Tree Hill‘s Ashley Rickards) is thrown for a loop when everyone assumes that an epic accident was really a suicide attempt. Suddenly, she has to wear an embarrassing cast and hear classmates whispering about her. As if that’s not enough, her crush, Matty (Desperate Housewives‘ Beau Mirchoff), is totally ignoring her. Yes, being a teenager sucks, but here’s why Awkward. doesn’t. READ MORE