This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Faking It season 4 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Unfortunately, MTV has officially canceled the series. There will be no season 4.
Basic info and storyline
Faking It is a US teen romantic comedy television series broadcast on MTV since 2014. Created by Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, developed and executive produced by Carter Covington, the show hails from Viacom Media Networks. It is currently in its third season which premiered on March 15, 2016.
The show focuses on the friendship between Amy (Rita Volk) and Karma (Katie Stevens), students at a high school in an Austin, Texas suburb. It is a convoluted story of coming out, coming of age, and the thin line between faking it and living it. Karma`s pursuit of popularity goes a bit too far when the two friends are pretending to be their school`s first lesbian couple, and Amy discovers that her feelings for Karma are, in fact, more than just those of a friend.
Critical reception, viewership and chances of renewal
The show`s mostly well-received by the critics, has high scores on review aggregator websites and has been nominated for quite a few awards, some of which it won. The first season of the show averaged just under a million viewers per episode, part A of the second season also did fairly well, while part B slumped significantly, with the current season also scoring rather low ratings. The premiere episode was seen by 280,000 viewers, rising somewhat to 4000,000 and 370,000 viewers for the second and third episodes respectively. Whether these questionable numbers are high enough to warrant a renewal by MTV remains to be seen. The show does seem to have many fans and addresses important issues, so we hope that the viewership picks up and Faking It is renewed.
UPDATED May 14, 2016: MTV`s scripted teen comedy series Faking It has been canceled after three seasons due to low ratings issues. The viewership numbers have declined sharply since the series premiere, and even the fact that the subject matter (coming of age, fitting in, search for sexual identity) is socially poignant and important to touch upon did not manage to help to keep it afloat. Perhaps the story needed to evolve beyond the original premise, which could not last forever in keeping the audience interest alive.