“Awkward,” a new comedy about suburban high school life, beginning on Tuesday on MTV, is both homage and rebuke: a tribute to the exquisite mix of satire and sincerity that distinguished “Freaks and Geeks,” and a takedown of the cloying sanctimony you witness after only a few minutes of something like “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.” (Read More)
MTV, Tuesday nights at 11, Eastern and Pacific times; 10, Central time. Produced by MTV. Created by Lauren Iungerich. Ms. Iungerich, executive producer. David Janollari and Justin Levy, MTV executives in charge of production. WITH: Ashley Rickards (Jenna), Beau Mirchoff (Matty), Molly Tarlov (Sadie), Jillian Rose Reed (Tamara), Brett Davern (Jake), Desi Lydic (Valerie), Nikki DeLoach (Lacey), Greer Grammer (Lissa), Jessica Lu (Ming) and Mike Faiola (Kevin).