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The Secret Life of the American Teenager 

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15 year old Amy ends up pregnant after one night at band camp, throwing her whole life upside down. It doesn't help that she's now going to school with that guy.

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Brenda Hampton
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Series cast summary:
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 Matthew Levinson ...  John 64 episodes, 2009-2013
Joseph Levinson Joseph Levinson ...  John 64 episodes, 2009-2013
Philip Anthony-Rodriguez ...  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 Band 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 Rickey 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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Guilty pleasure
24 January 2010 | by defisch3See all my reviews

I actually watch this show on a regular basis, but am slightly ashamed about it. It is indeed a ridiculous show, but no worse than any other soap opera I suppose. I read some of the other reviews that said that the characters are poorly developed, and I would have to agree. Amy, for being the main character is definitely not a likable character for some reason. She's whiny and fails to make a whole lot of sense. Although a silly show, I find myself watching it week after week. The dialogue is hilarious because it is so unrealistic. My husband detests the show and can't believe that I watch it. We have since made a game out of the ridiculous scripts: we count how many times the word "sex" is uttered in the show. That seems to make it much more entertaining to watch, and typically the count is up to 30 some times per show. Too funny!


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3 September 2008 (Canada) See more »

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Untitled Brenda Hampton Project See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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