There are certain high school traditions we all begrudgingly observe: The football star and the head cheerleader become prom royalty, the chess club president eats his lunch on the toilet and EVERYONE — including the class valedictorian — fakes a cough on Senior Skip Day. But what if, by some miracle, the age-old labels, rituals and stereotypes died out, and the ninth-through-twelfth grade hierarchy was based on…GASP…personality or…SHUDDER…character? Welcome to Austin, Texas, where this psychotic notion has found a place in reality.
When MTV’s new scripted series, “Faking It,” premieres on Tuesday, April 22 at 10:30/9:30c, longtime best friends Karma and Amy will find that a rumor circulating at their expense might actually help their social standing, where it would have once made them total pariahs. In a school where gay, literary types can be kings and blonde bombshells are relegated to the bottom of the barrel, the show will turn each teenage cliché on its head. Get to know the main players below, and keep up with the MTV Shows Blog for more!