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The Secret Life of the American Teenager 

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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.


Brenda Hampton
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3 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »





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 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


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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Expect the unexpected.


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Release Date:

3 September 2008 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Brenda Hampton Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Brendavision See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Molly Ringwald sings the show's theme song "Let's Do It, Let's Fall In Love" written by Cole Porter. See more »


Referenced in Jessie: The Secret Life of Mr. Kipling (2012) See more »

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One Note Symphony
1 February 2010 | by beercourtSee all my reviews

If you remember 7th Heaven, you probably noticed how the Camdens always suffered the same maladies at the same time. Mom's addicted to coffee, dad is taking too many Advil, son is smoking pot, other son is taking no-doz ... etc. You felt like you were getting hit over the head with the message every week, but at least it was a different message each week. Secret Life runs over you with a steamroller. Then, they back up over you and do it again, and again, and again, and OH Dear yet again. Aside from the flat, stereotypical, unlikable characters (yes, they even made a kid with Downs Syndrome a sex-obsessed total jerk too), they drone on and on about the only thing that is on any of their narrow minds. For fun, I counted the number of times they use the word "sex". It was 17 times just in the scenes from previous shows. For the show itself, the total was around 40 - including references to oral and anal sex as well as a mother recommending masturbation to her daughter. Of course, one must suspend disbelief while watching a fictional program, but how much can you hold back the urge to scream BULLS**T when a teenage boy tells his girlfriend that he wants to "have sex" for the fourteenth time in one episode. No teenage boy EVER got what he wanted by whining "I wanna have sex", yet this clown is climbing off of her in the very next scene. People DO NOT live this way. Although my daughter will not miss this show, I can see how one with no life experience might overlook the bizarre departure from reality. What I can't understand is why she devotes an hour of each week to something so bereft of entertainment value.

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