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 is 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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Shailene Woodley (Amy Jurgens) And John Schneider (Marshall Bowman) played father and daughter in the 2005 movie, Felicity: An American Girl Adventure based on the American girl doll. See more »

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Unrealistic, stereotypical
16 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a teenager--15 years old, in fact, the same as the main character--I have to say this is an awful, unrealistic, cardboard-cutout teenage drama program. While I understand the thinly veiled message of abstinence, it is not brought forth in a intelligent or believable manner. If we're old enough to have sex, I think we're old not to be pandered and talked down to, which seems to be the primary aim of the show. Amy, the main character, is a shallow, boring, sour character. The show's attempts to make her seem remotely geeky or normal at all tend to fall flat, and in general the plot and character development of all of the characters is very poor indeed. The script comes off cheesy and overdone, the acting is terrible, and it's really just a show of stereotypes, not interesting, complex people. Not real people. The dramatic story lines are not half as entertaining as they would be with real people, in real situations, with realistic reactions.


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