Nikki DeLoach Pitched MTV an Awkward Reboot and They GHOSTED Her

Written by: Rachel Goodman – November 13th, 2019 4:57pm PT

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Even celebrities get ghosted sometimes. Nikki DeLoach pitched an Awkward ten year reunion anniversary show to MTV with reputable producers and talent attached—and they never got back to her!

“I’m gonna say this cause I’m calling out MTV,” DeLoach told AfterBuzz TV’s The Christmas 24-7 Network. “I have a pitch. It is a, a, it’s like a six-episode summer series, ten-year high school reunion. I have the whole pitch already done. I had my reps, also some of the other actors, like Brett Davern’s reps, they all reached out to MTV. No response.”

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DeLoach went on to explain that her management company, who’s been in the business for over thirty years, had never heard of something like this happening. Typically, even if it’s a no, MTV responds back with an answer of some sort. 

“So I’m calling them out,” DeLoach added. “I’m telling all the fans who’ve like contacted us. We’re telling everyone like, email, send letters, call MTV. I’m not giving up. I’m still pushing it because the, the, it just would be so incredible and it’s a no-brainer.”

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For those not familiar with the show, Awkward premiered on July 2011 on MTV and lasted for five seasons, concluding in August 2015. The series followed Jenna Hamilton (played by Ashley Rickards)—a teenager in California who struggles with her identity and awkward social situations in school. Known for its realistic depictions of teen life, Awkward wasn’t afraid of showing things exactly as they were.

DeLoach played Jenna’s mother, Lacey.

“Lacey Hamilton will go down as being one of the, my favorite characters I’ve ever played in my life,” DeLoach said. Then added very confidently, “We’re going to get Awkward back on the air.”

Hopefully we’ll get the ten-year reunion Awkward show that DeLoach is so very passionately pushing for. Until then, you can watch Awkward on streaming services such as Hulu, Amazon Prime, and YouTube.

About The Author:

Rachel Goodman is a Los Angeles based actress, host, and writer originally from a suburb of Philadelphia, PA. In college, Rachel wrote for the Penn State Abington Literary Review and was an editorialist for The Lion’s Roar and The Montgomery County Ticket.

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