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The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Season 4: Episode 24 -- Anne shares some news with her family.

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Plot:
After an unplanned pregnancy, teenager Amy Juergens's life will never be the same, as she deals with other teenagers around her. Full summary »
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3 wins & 31 nominations See more »
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Worst Teen Show See more (161 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 19 of 143)

Shailene Woodley ... Amy Juergens (121 episodes, 2008-2013)

Ken Baumann ... Ben Boykewich (121 episodes, 2008-2013)

Daren Kagasoff ... Ricky Underwood (121 episodes, 2008-2013)

Megan Park ... Grace Bowman (121 episodes, 2008-2013)

Francia Raisa ... Adrian Lee (121 episodes, 2008-2013)

Greg Finley ... Jack Pappas (120 episodes, 2008-2013)

Mark Derwin ... George Juergens / ... (114 episodes, 2008-2013)

Steve Schirripa ... Leo Boykewich (110 episodes, 2008-2013)

Molly Ringwald ... Anne Juergens (96 episodes, 2008-2013)

India Eisley ... Ashley Juergens (91 episodes, 2008-2013)

Camille Winbush ... Lauren Treacy (90 episodes, 2008-2013)

Josie Bissett ... Kathleen Bowman / ... (90 episodes, 2008-2013)

Luke Zimmerman ... Tom Bowman (90 episodes, 2008-2013)

Renee Olstead ... Madison Cooperstein / ... (89 episodes, 2008-2013)

Allen Evangelista ... Henry Miller (81 episodes, 2008-2013)

Amy Rider ... Alice Valko / ... (81 episodes, 2008-2013)
Matthew Levinson ... John (64 episodes, 2009-2013)
Joseph Levinson ... John (64 episodes, 2009-2013)

Philip Anthony-Rodriguez ... Ruben Enriquez (51 episodes, 2008-2012)
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Series Directed by
Keith Truesdell (51 episodes, 2008-2013)
Anson Williams (31 episodes, 2008-2013)
Gail Bradley (20 episodes, 2009-2013)
Lindsley Parsons III (9 episodes, 2009-2013)
Jason Priestley (5 episodes, 2008-2009)
Ron Underwood (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Writing credits
Brenda Hampton (121 episodes, 2008-2013)
Elaine Arata (28 episodes, 2008-2013)
Jeffrey Rodgers (19 episodes, 2008-2013)
Caroline Kepnes (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Paul Perlove (8 episodes, 2010-2013)
Jeff Olsen (4 episodes, 2008-2010)
Courtney Turk (4 episodes, 2011-2013)
Kelley Turk (4 episodes, 2011-2013)
Chris Olsen (3 episodes, 2008-2010)

Orlando Bishop (unknown episodes, 2008)

Series Produced by
Lindsley Parsons III .... producer (121 episodes, 2008-2013)
Hrag Gaboudian .... producer / supervising producer / ... (118 episodes, 2008-2013)
Elaine Arata .... consulting producer / co-executive producer (82 episodes, 2008-2013)
Brenda Hampton .... executive producer (77 episodes, 2008-2013)
Jeffrey Rodgers .... consulting producer (77 episodes, 2008-2013)
Paul Perlove .... consulting producer (76 episodes, 2009-2013)
Raffi Badalian .... coordinating producer (60 episodes, 2011-2013)
Gail Bradley .... co-producer (60 episodes, 2011-2013)
Daniel T. Cahn .... associate producer (21 episodes, 2008-2009)
Chris Olsen .... consulting producer (17 episodes, 2008-2010)
Jeff Olsen .... consulting producer (17 episodes, 2008-2010)
 
Series Original Music by
Dan Foliart (106 episodes, 2008-2013)
 
Series Cinematography by
William L. Asman (60 episodes, 2011-2013)
Ronald E. High (22 episodes, 2008-2010)
 
Series Film Editing by
Ellen Ring Jacobson (50 episodes, 2008-2013)
Janet Weinberg (23 episodes, 2008-2010)
Stephen R. Myers (21 episodes, 2011-2013)
Marilyn McMahon Adams (18 episodes, 2010-2011)
 
Series Casting by
Peter Pappas (22 episodes, 2008-2010)
Ken Miller (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
Nikki Valko (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Production Design by
Michael DiMeo (121 episodes, 2008-2013)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Joanne Baker (104 episodes, 2008-2013)
 
Series Costume Design by
Roselee Showe (48 episodes, 2011-2013)
Sherry Thompson (39 episodes, 2008-2010)
Sharon Sampson (32 episodes, 2009-2011)
 
Series Makeup Department
Amy Sparks .... key makeup artist (111 episodes, 2008-2013)
Kevin Westmore .... makeup department head / department head makeup artist (82 episodes, 2008-2013)
Patricia Vecchio .... department head hair / department head hairstylist / ... (64 episodes, 2010-2013)
Jody Burton .... hair stylist (48 episodes, 2011-2013)
Margarita Pidgeon .... hair department head / key hair stylist (40 episodes, 2008-2010)
Alyson Black-Barrie .... key hair stylist (14 episodes, 2010)
Matt Danon .... hair department head (9 episodes, 2008)
Keiko Wedding .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2010)

Kim Collea .... key makeup artist (unknown episodes, 2008)
 
Series Production Management
Lindsley Parsons III .... unit production manager (75 episodes, 2008-2013)
Richard Espinoza .... unit production manager (4 episodes, 2012-2013)
Joe Candrella .... unit production manager (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Carlos Ramos Jr. .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karen Reinhart .... second assistant director (93 episodes, 2008-2013)
Richard Espinoza .... first assistant director (45 episodes, 2008-2013)
Joe Candrella .... first assistant director (42 episodes, 2008-2013)
Kasia Trojak .... dga trainee / additional second assistant director (10 episodes, 2010-2012)
Deandra Short .... dga trainee (10 episodes, 2011)
E. Langston Craig .... second second assistant director / second assistant director (8 episodes, 2009)
Cecilia Mak .... dga trainee (7 episodes, 2008)
Steve Windle .... dga trainee / additional second assistant director (7 episodes, 2009-2011)
Angie Read .... dga trainee (7 episodes, 2009)
Jacki O'Brien .... dga trainee (7 episodes, 2010)
Daniel Portnoy .... dga trainee (7 episodes, 2010)
Timothy Muir .... dga trainee (7 episodes, 2013)
Christina Thompson .... dga trainee (6 episodes, 2011)
Sydney Patapoff .... dga trainee (6 episodes, 2012-2013)
Jinny Parron .... dga trainee (6 episodes, 2012)
Imhotep Coleman .... second second assistant director (6 episodes, 2013)
Kendall L. Nichols .... dga trainee (5 episodes, 2008-2009)
Bryce Hudson .... dga trainee (5 episodes, 2012)
Alexis Schmidtberger .... dga trainee (4 episodes, 2008)
Molly Rodriguez .... second second assistant director (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Art Department
Joe Aiello .... construction coordinator (82 episodes, 2008-2013)
Carol Bentley .... set designer (72 episodes, 2009-2013)
Mark Rich .... property master (62 episodes, 2010-2013)
Nandor Szilagy .... set dresser (51 episodes, 2008-2010)
Elizabeth R. Rosenbaum .... set dresser (48 episodes, 2011-2013)
Mitch Thomason .... property master (20 episodes, 2008-2010)
April Dawn Laird .... props / swing (18 episodes, 2011-2013)
Alyssa Hill .... art department coordinator (16 episodes, 2012-2013)
Stacy L. Henning .... set dresser (13 episodes, 2011)
Wren Boney .... on-set dresser (11 episodes, 2008-2009)
Josh Hadley .... leadman (10 episodes, 2008)
Dennis Kraft .... set designer (6 episodes, 2008)
Emily Lawless .... painter (6 episodes, 2008)
Daniel R. Jennings .... set designer (5 episodes, 2008)
Michelle Daniels .... assistant property master (4 episodes, 2013)

Kurt Miller .... construction general foreman (unknown episodes, 2008)
Jaime Ramirez .... art department coordinator (unknown episodes, 2008)
 
Series Sound Department
Kevin McCullough .... sound effects editor (109 episodes, 2008-2013)
Dario Biscaldi .... foley artist (98 episodes, 2009-2013)
Matthew Pavolaitis .... m&e mixer (97 episodes, 2008-2013)
Aaron Levy .... sound re-recording mixer (85 episodes, 2008-2013)
Ross Davis .... sound re-recording mixer (78 episodes, 2008-2013)
Eileen Horta .... supervising sound editor (78 episodes, 2008-2013)
Jeffrey Lee Zimmeran .... utility boom operator (59 episodes, 2008-2011)
Alexandra Fehrman .... sound recordist (47 episodes, 2008-2010)
Dean St. John .... adr mixer (44 episodes, 2008-2010)
Jeff Erdmann .... boom operator (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
Russell C. Fager .... production sound mixer (39 episodes, 2011-2013)
William Munroe .... boom operator (38 episodes, 2011-2013)
Christopher T. Silverman .... sound (38 episodes, 2011-2013)
Robert Wald .... sound mixer / production sound mixer (32 episodes, 2008-2011)
Robert Maxfield .... boom operator (23 episodes, 2008-2009)
Zeke Richardson .... sound editor (23 episodes, 2008-2009)
Carrie Lisonbee .... dialogue editor (19 episodes, 2009)
Julie Altus .... adr recordist (10 episodes, 2008)
Ryan Maguire .... foley mixer for m&e (9 episodes, 2008)
Kevin Maloney .... boom operator / additional boom operator (7 episodes, 2011-2012)
Andy D'Addario .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2008)
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jesse Beaird .... best boy / best boy/grip / ... (121 episodes, 2008-2013)
Adam Sudtell .... key grip (121 episodes, 2008-2013)
Adan Torres .... camera utility (121 episodes, 2008-2013)
Malissa Schayes .... second assistant camera / first assistant camera: "b" camera / ... (118 episodes, 2008-2013)
Tim Wattez .... set lighting technician (94 episodes, 2009-2013)
Nick Beaird .... grip (89 episodes, 2008-2013)
Michael Raspa .... camera operator (81 episodes, 2008-2013)
Kelly Beaird .... grip (79 episodes, 2010-2013)
C. Clifford Jones .... digital imaging technician (72 episodes, 2009-2013)
Rick Privitera .... gaffer (60 episodes, 2011-2013)
Steve Randolph .... camera operator (60 episodes, 2011-2013)
Edward C. Peters .... dolly grip (57 episodes, 2008-2010)
Nate Havens .... first assistant camera (50 episodes, 2009-2010)
G. Smokey Campbell .... lighting console porgrammer / lighting console programmer (23 episodes, 2008-2009)
Mike Simko .... grip (23 episodes, 2008-2009)
William L. Asman .... camera operator (21 episodes, 2008-2010)
Darryl Cowherd .... gaffer (21 episodes, 2008-2010)
Steve Cohen .... dolly grip (19 episodes, 2008-2009)
Kevin Celi .... digital imaging technician (9 episodes, 2008)
Brian Lataille .... b camera / steadicam operator / steadicam operator: "b" camera (7 episodes, 2008-2010)
George Canaday .... grip (4 episodes, 2008)
Ryne Niner .... digital imaging technician (4 episodes, 2009-2011)
Michael A. Johnson .... steadicam operator (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Bradley Traver .... camera utility (3 episodes, 2009)
Michael Francisco .... lighting technician (3 episodes, 2010)

Mike McEveety .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes, 2008)
Jim Nygren .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes, 2008)
Craig Kohlhoff .... Steadicam operator / camera operator: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Patty Majorczak-Connolly .... adr voice casting (118 episodes, 2008-2013)
Mark Sussman .... adr voice casting (101 episodes, 2008-2013)
Peter Pappas .... casting (60 episodes, 2011-2013)
Bridgette Glover .... casting (23 episodes, 2008-2009)
Karen Wood .... extras casting (11 episodes, 2008)
Elizabeth Boykewich .... casting executive (10 episodes, 2008)
Claire Benjamin .... extras casting (8 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nicole Felts .... key costumer / costumer (71 episodes, 2009-2013)
Allison Pokladowski .... set costumer (33 episodes, 2012-2013)
Katherine Dover .... costume supervisor / wardrobe supervisor (32 episodes, 2010-2012)
Pamela Broussard .... costume supervisor (31 episodes, 2012-2013)
Tracey Rogers .... costumer / set costumer / ... (25 episodes, 2008-2011)
Rudy Rojas .... set costumer (25 episodes, 2009-2010)
Roselee Showe .... set costumer / co-costume supervisor / ... (24 episodes, 2008-2011)
John Patrick Doyle .... set costumer (24 episodes, 2011-2012)
Gia Jimenez .... costume shopper / costumer / ... (21 episodes, 2009-2013)
Sharon Sampson .... costume supervisor (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
Donna R. Schultz .... costume supervisor (8 episodes, 2010-2011)
Kathy Kann .... costume supervisor (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Editorial Department
Ted Brady .... final colorist (94 episodes, 2008-2012)
Jay Steinberg .... on-line editor (86 episodes, 2008-2011)
Janet Gratz .... assistant editor (61 episodes, 2008-2013)
Gregg Lang .... dailies operater (50 episodes, 2010-2012)
Michael Stahlberg .... assistant editor (18 episodes, 2011-2013)
Sue Kesler .... assistant editor (17 episodes, 2010-2011)
Marilyn McMahon Adams .... assistant editor (15 episodes, 2009-2010)
Carlos Ramos Jr. .... post-production coordinator (8 episodes, 2009)
Charisma J. Sieras .... post-production coordinator (7 episodes, 2008)
Carol Stutz .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Music Department
Dan Foliart .... composer: theme music / composer: theme (81 episodes, 2008-2013)
Jennifer Jesperson .... music consultant (80 episodes, 2008-2013)
Dino A. Moriana .... music editor (73 episodes, 2008-2013)
Molly Ringwald .... performer: theme music / performer: theme (20 episodes, 2008-2010)
Ed Woolley .... pro tools recordist/ assistant score mixer (12 episodes, 2008-2012)
Jeremy Underwood .... pro tools recordist/ assistant score mixer (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
Mark Heyes .... music editor (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Transportation Department
Don Basset .... transportation coordinator (78 episodes, 2008-2013)
 
Series Other crew
Robb Hastigan .... production controller / production accountant (121 episodes, 2008-2013)
Lindsay Simon .... production coordinator / assistant production coordinator / ... (103 episodes, 2008-2013)
Ashleigh Mumford .... first assistant accountant / second assistant accountant (89 episodes, 2008-2013)
Cindy Swartz .... on set medic / set medic (88 episodes, 2008-2013)
Michael Beche .... location manager (81 episodes, 2008-2013)
Kimberly Cripe .... production staff (81 episodes, 2008-2013)
Michael L. Rosenfeld .... assistant production coordinator / production staff / ... (71 episodes, 2010-2013)
Heather Murray .... production staff (67 episodes, 2009-2013)
Armen Meshefejian .... production staff (60 episodes, 2010-2013)
Courtney Turk .... story editor (57 episodes, 2011-2013)
Kelley Turk .... story editor (57 episodes, 2011-2013)
Kathleen Mulligan .... script supervisor (48 episodes, 2011-2013)
Jamie Thompson .... production staff / executive assistant (37 episodes, 2011-2012)
Gail Bradley .... script supervisor (35 episodes, 2008-2011)
Erik Frey .... script coordinator / production staff (33 episodes, 2008-2011)
Christine Zavala .... production coordinator (33 episodes, 2008-2011)
Drew Roder .... production staff (33 episodes, 2011-2013)
Jaime Ramirez .... production staff (31 episodes, 2008-2011)
Grant Babbitt .... stage manager (25 episodes, 2012-2013)
Lucan Melkonian .... production staff (22 episodes, 2011)
Thomas Zamora .... production staff (21 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jared Scott Mercier .... production assistant / production staff (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
Raffi Badalian .... production staff (19 episodes, 2008-2010)
Christopher Kahn .... first assistant accountant (11 episodes, 2008)
Kyle Bayles .... production assistant (11 episodes, 2012)
Alyssa Hill .... production staff (11 episodes, 2012)
Andrew Malkasian .... production staff (7 episodes, 2009)
Eric C. Salinas .... production staff (6 episodes, 2008)
Damani Mangum .... story editor (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Scott Altpeter .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2010)
Brandon M. Neher .... production staff (5 episodes, 2008-2009)
David Werner .... production staff (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Darrell Vaught .... adr loop group (4 episodes, 2012)
Kelly Akers .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Nancy Minkler .... adr loop group (3 episodes, 2012)
Erin Myles .... additional voice (3 episodes, 2012)
John Paizis .... dialog coach / dialogue coach (2 episodes, 2008)
Joshua Milus .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Sam Friedman .... production staff (2 episodes, 2010)
Meaghan Mascorro .... production staff (2 episodes, 2011)
 

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36 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Worst Teen Show, 21 February 2010
Author: Kamran-15 from Canada

This is, without a doubt, the worst teen-drama I have ever watched. I've seen every episode thus far (Season 2, Episode 19), so I'm not jumping the gun; I have a keen understanding of the characters and the story.

The writing is demented. Brenda Hampton has a deluded sense of reality- this is the only explanation for the superficial, melodramatic, and overly dramatized "secret life of the American teenager".

The characters are one-dimensional, and, every single one of them, including the boys, girls, mothers, fathers, mentally challenged individuals, teachers, and counselors are the exact same, they ALL only ever think and speak about sex. I think the writers have some sort of game going on to see who can write the script with the highest number of times "sex" appears in the dialogue. That is certainly not all that people think about, it's not even all that teens think about. There are other aspects to people's lives which are not considered in this thoughtless program.

"Secret Life Of the American Teenager" - This doesn't make any sense. The only secret is Amy's pregnancy. This secret doesn't even last long. Apart from that, the show does not focus on any secret aspects of teenage hood. In reality, teenagers have many secrets and troubles; drinking, drugs, gf/bf problems, abusive parents, social problems, academic problems, issues about popularity, bullies, colleges, etc...yet the ONLY focus of this show is sex. And the teens in this show don't really even have any secrets...they're constantly talking to their parents. Their parents talk to each other. Their parents talk to their friends etc...it doesn't make any sense. Parents are not that involved in their child's life, let alone their sex life. You'd think a show with the title "The Secret Life Of The American Teenager" would recognize that. Not only that, the parents are just as bad as the children. Just as shallow, just as thoughtless, and gossip just as much.

Moreover, the writing is extremely repetitive. In the dialogues, the characters constantly repeat words or phrases. They try to express themselves and reveal some kind of realized truth about themselves or their friends but it's just some whacked out pseudo-philosophy from a sex-deprived zealot named Brenda Hampton...it's pretentious and downright insulting.

I sure hope 16 year old's today (I'm 21 now) do not emulate the characters of this show, and I hope the show doesn't fill their impressionable minds with superficial, unrealistic bullshit. It's shows like this that could, if not properly moderated, brainwash the younger generations by making them more self-conscious and more concerned about sex. If you're going to let television raise your teens for you, be careful. One dimensional shows will rear one dimensional teens.

I highly recommend the Degrassi series to anyone who would like to watch a worthy teen-drama (The original series in particular)

The ONLY redeeming quality of this television show are the beautiful actresses (Francia Raisa and the woman who plays her mother in particular). They are the reason I decided to watch the show, and are the only reason I continue. They are also the reason I'm giving this show a "2" and not a "1"

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