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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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2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   2008  
3 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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 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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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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

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

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Unrealistic, stereotypical
16 March 2009 | by shxpereantheatreSee 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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