The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008– )

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After an unplanned pregnancy, teenager Amy Juergens's life will never be the same, as she deals with other teenagers around her.

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 Amy Juergens (121 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Ben Boykewich (121 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Ricky Underwood (121 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Grace Bowman (121 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Adrian Lee (121 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Jack Pappas (120 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 George Juergens / ... (114 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Leo Boykewich (110 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Anne Juergens (96 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Ashley Juergens (91 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Lauren Treacy / ... (90 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Kathleen Bowman / ... (90 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Tom Bowman (90 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Madison Cooperstein / ... (89 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Henry Miller (81 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Alice Valko / ... (81 episodes, 2008-2013)
Matthew Levinson ...
 John (64 episodes, 2009-2013)
Joseph Levinson ...
 John (64 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Ruben Enriquez (51 episodes, 2008-2012)
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The series documents the evermore complicated yet heart warming life of Amy Juergens; a typical high-school student who is characterized by her ambition and musical talent. However, it is after one hormonal-driven night at Band Camp, that she is faced with a responsibility no 15-year-old wants to take; being a teen mom. The audience are taken on a journey with Amy as she confronts her problem and the father of her baby. Written by B.Oliveria

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Daren Kagastoff (Ricky) is four years older than Shailene Woodley (Amy) See more »

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Without a doubt the worst thing on TV
15 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm sorry, but how much money did ABC Family have to pay the New York Post to call the show "beautifully written" when it truly is anything but. Brenda Hampton has no sense of what a teenager really acts like, all she seems to go on is stereotypes from other shows/movies. Grace is the overachiever who wants to go to med school: of course she's pretty and blonde. Adrian is Hispanic/Latina, of course she's the school hussy, and of course she has a mother who is never around. Jack is on the football team, so of course he'd be dating Grace. Amy is such a waste of a character. No teen is that naive, unless they have some sort of metal disability, and no: I am not dogging on the mentally disabled. Ricky is actually the only character that I could possibly see as a real teen. Ashley's personality doesn't fit the girl playing her, at all. Is she monotone, or is that her voice for the character? She's a very pretty girl and I do hope she can shed this image of Ashley.

The only reason why ABC Family picked up this show is because all the ten year old girls are watching it. And can we be serious for a second? Why do you think this airs on ABC Family and not ABC or the CW? Everyone tries to pinpoint "Oh this is a family show, this is great for ABC Family!" Not really, if Secret Life had good writing, then maybe another network would have picked it up. Brenda Hampton sold the show to ABC Family because they're so desperate for ratings they'll pick up anything that they hope will make them money. Oh and another thing, the Network acts as if Secret Life is some record breaking hit for TV. It really isn't. The pilot averaged 1.2 million viewers. That's hardly anything to the big Networks like Fox or NBC. Hell, even The CW has better ratings! The reruns of Gilmore Girls get just as good ratings from my last comparison, and that is a show that's syndicated. As a future screenwriter for TV, it pains me to know this trash is airing...

Brenda Hampton really needs to just... stop.


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