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Faking It


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​MTV'S "FAKING IT" PREMIERES MONDAY, AUGUST 31 AT 9:30 P.M. ET/PT

"Faking It," a romantic comedy series, returns to MTV for season 2B with ten all-new episodes on Monday, August 31 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT​. This season, Hester High is turned on its head when a new Principal arrives with a mission to get the school back on track. At the same time, Karma and Amy are trying to get their friendship back to good after Karma learned that Amy slept with Liam. Can they ever get past that betrayal? Can Shane keep his boyfriend Duke from finding out that he's the one who outed him?


"Faking It" was created by Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov. The series is Executive Produced by Carter Covington  ("10 Things I Hate About You," "Greek" "Hart of Dixie"). "Faking It" stars Katie Stevens as "Karma" ("American Idol"), Rita Volk as "Amy," Gregg Sulkin as "Liam" ("Wizards of Waverly Place"), Michael Willett as "Shane" ("G.B.F.") and Bailey De Young as "Lauren" ("Bunheads").



Katie Stevens (“Karma”)

Katie Stevens began performing and singing at age 3, participating in Broadway intensive camps, local theater, and eventually landing on the “American Idol” stage. In August 2009, she auditioned for the ninth season of “American Idol” in Boston, Massachusetts and sang “At Last,” where all four judges (including guest judge Victoria Beckham) advanced her to Hollywood. Stevens currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Rita Volk (“Amy”)

Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Rita Volk moved to San Francisco with her family when she was six years old. Approached by a modeling scout, Volk was given the opportunity to audition for commercials and instantly fell in love with acting. From a small child through high school, Volk acted in school plays and further explored her burgeoning love for film which she claims, also, helped her and her family acclimate to the American language and culture. After high school, Volk attended Duke University, where she graduated with a degree in psychology/premed. But she never lost sight of her passion for acting as she acted in student films and was a member of Inside Joke, Duke’s sketch comedy troupe.

Longing to pursue an acting career and having enough credits to graduate early, Volk spent a summer in Los Angeles and shortly thereafter booked her first co-starring role as Lea Babic on “Rizzoli & Isles,” and followed that with her role as Katnip in “The Hungover Games” as well as a guest star on “Major Crimes.”

 Michael Willett (“Shane”)

As a child, Michael Willett landed his first national commercial for Little Debbie’s and catapulted him into the public spotlight. Willett has since starred opposite Mary Steenbergen and Amber Tamblyn in “Joan of Arcadia,” Poppy Montgomery in “Without a Trace” and had a memorable turn costarring with Denise Richards in “Blue Mountain State.” Willett has also managed to stay true to his theatre roots by originating roles in the LA Drama Critics awarded “Production of the Year” “Life Could Be a Dream,” the YouTube hit “The Green Room,” and the world premiere of “Summer of Love,” for which his performance earned an LA Stage Scene Award.

It was Willett’s role of “Lionel” in “United States of Tara,” that truly launched his career into high gear. Originally cast for only two episodes, the creators and writers of the show, including Diablo Cody and Steven Spielberg, were instantly hooked by his instinctive sense of comic timing. Playing opposite Kier Gilchrist and directed by the likes of Penny Marshall, Willett’s portrayal of the snarky and outspoken gay advocate became the springboard for Gilchrist’s “Marshall” to come out of the closet. It also created a fan base of international proportions, and led to a very successful two seasons with the series.  

In 2013, Willett’s career continued to grow. He lead an all-star cast in Darren Stein’s feature film “G.B.F” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York this April.

 Gregg Sulkin (“Liam”)

Born and raised in London, England, Gregg Sulkin made his acting debut in the 2002 UK mini-series “Doctor Zhivago.” He subsequently starred alongside Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Marsan, and Catherine Tate in the coming-of-age dramedy “Sixty Six” as ‘Bernie Rubens,’ as well as starred in two-part episode of the CBBC children’s sci-fi show “The Sarah Jane Adventures – Series 3: The Mad Woman in the Attic.” Sulkin is best known for his role on “Wizards of Waverly Place,” starring as ‘Mason Greybeck,’ the werewolf boyfriend of ‘Alex Russo,’ played by Selena Gomez. Last year on the big screen, Gregg starred in “White Frog,” an independent coming-of-age film starring Booboo Stewart, Tyler Posey and Harry Shum Jr. He also starred in “Another Me” opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Sophie Turner.

 Bailey De Young (“Lauren”)

Shortly after graduating from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York, Bailey De Young landed the role of “Ginny Thompson” opposite Tony Award winner Sutton Foster in the critically-acclaimed series, “Bunheads.” Other recent television credits include a guest appearance on “Baby Daddy” and “The Middle.” On stage, Bailey most recently appeared in the musical “Summer of ’42” directed by Tony Award nominee Hunter Foster. Other credits include the musicals Hello, Dolly!, The Music Man, and as a featured dancer for the annual Broadway on Broadway benefit concert. A native of Sacramento, California, Bailey trained extensively as a classically trained actor, singer, and dancer. Not many people know she is also well-versed in both baton twirling and the trapeze!

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