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Everybody has secrets and revealing them to loved ones can be difficult for many people. This series showcases the process some go through when revealing their private information. Each episode features one individual who is ready to reveal the skeletons in his or her closet to the most influential people in their life. The subjects shoot the majority of the episodes themselves, providing a first-hand look at the reveal of the secret and its aftermath. The show complements the personal stories with archival and news footage that puts the featured issues into the context of the bigger picture in present-day America. The individuals coming clean on the docuseries include a single mother struggling to feed her children and a young professional -- who wears a suit to work every day -- who is homeless and saddled with student loan debt.

Friday 10:00 PM et/pt on Pivot
2 Seasons, 30 Episodes
June 12, 2015
Documentary & Biography, Reality
6.5/10
Cast: Jack Levic, Katie Lynn Hall
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Secret Lives of Americans Full Episode Guide

  • A single dad reveals a secret he's held for almost 30 years in order to help his daughter, who's following the same wrong path that he did.

  • A man shares a secret about his health with his family.

  • An administrative assistant hopes that she can help her son, who's struggling in his own life, by revealing her secret.

  • A young man shares a secret with his mother and friends.

  • Steven has been struggling to keep an unhealthy secret from his loved ones. As his life slips out of control, Steven fears that revealing his secret might rip apart his marriage, but he must tell the truth now or risk losing everything.

  • A young couple in San Diego reveal a secret to their families.

  • A woman shares a secret, which she's hidden for most of her life, with her boyfriend.

  • A young teacher in Las Vegas reveal a secret to her family.

  • A dancer in L.A. who was raised in a traditional Korean family comes clean to his family about a secret.

  • A college student in New York reveals something that he's kept hidden from his parents.

  • A young comedian in L.A. reveals a secret in order to stop her life from spinning out of control.

  • A man shares his secret so that he can be his true self with his family.

  • A model reveals a debilitating secret in order to get the help she needs.

  • Amber and Alex seem like the perfect All-American couple. With two young children and a house in Southern California these military veterans are living what most would see as the American Dream, but they've been hiding a secret that's threatening the future of their family. They are nearly $50,000 in debt. When Alex and Amber were recently discharged from the Coast Guard for medical reasons, they found themselves suddenly integrating back into civilian life. This new life outside the military has already proven to be a challenge as their military injuries make it difficult to find work, and their VA benefits have yet to come through. Before his injury, Alex had planned to be in the military for at least 20 years, but his early discharge caused Amber and Alex to go deep in debt. They both know they can't handle their financial burden on their own any longer. They must tell their secret before their lives spin out of control.

  • Vernon has been keeping a secret from his family and friends. He just wants to go back to school, get a good job and live a normal life but his secret is holding him back. He's worried about how his friends and family will react because he hasn't told them that he's a convicted felon. In 2014 Vernon was arrested and later sentenced to 16 months in prison for buying or receiving stolen property. Vernon knows he's made mistakes and he's served his time. Since getting out of prison, he has worked hard to get life back, but now he has to check the box that says "convicted felon" every time he applies for a job. It's changed his life forever and Vernon struggles with the consequences of his past actions every day of his life. Now he's ready to take steps to change the way people perceive him and other's who have served time and the first thing he must do is reveal his secret.

  • Quincy loves her tight knit family and hometown, New York, but she has been keeping a secret about her seemingly glamorous life in the City. Quincy has been afraid to reveal to her family that she is over $70,000 dollars in debt and recently filed for bankruptcy. She worked hard her whole life, but over the years she has run into health issues and her student loan and credit card payments added up quickly. Her major concern is being able to take care of her nine-year-old daughter, Chloe. Now is the time to tell her family the truth so she no longer has to face this hurdle alone.

  • Cleo, a truck driver and busy mom, has been hiding a secret from her family for decades. No longer ashamed, she is ready to reveal the truth to her family so they can move forward together.

  • Alexia has been keeping a dangerous secret from those closest to her. Overwhelmed by her job and responsibilities, Alexia must come clean to her family and ask for the help she needs to get her life back on track.

  • Amy, a young woman from DC, has been living a double life for the past 15 years. It's now time to overcome her fear and share her true identity with friends.

  • Katie, an ambitious and driven comedian recently moved across country and brought a secret along with her. She is determined to no longer let it overcome her life as she reveals this secret to her loved ones and finally get the help she needs.

  • Mike, a blue-collar worker from Alaska, has been hiding a life-changing secret for the past two years from his family, friends, and daughter. He's finally ready to tell them what he's been keeping so safely guarded.

  • Travis has maintained a secret since he was a child that follows him everywhere he goes. He's now at a point in life where it's time to share this secret with the world to help him move on and help others through the same process.

  • Cayes, a behavioral interventionist, has struggled with a secret as long as he can remember. After years of hiding it out of shame, he's decided that it's finally time to take charge and reveal his secret to his friends and the rest of the world.

  • Alyssa, a busy and hard working dance teacher, has a secret that she's been keeping from her friends. Afraid that her secret damages her close friendships and social life, Alyssa is ready to reveal what she must do in order to keep her family afloat.

  • Jean, like many members of her family, is plagued with a secret. She'll need help from her children, friends, and the rest of her family to get through it, but first she needs to find the courage to tell them.

  • Erma is a senior in college studying psychology. With graduation around the corner and a new chapter of her life about to begin, it's time for her to reveal a secret she's been hiding from her friends and family.

  • Kenny, a fashion consultant living and working in Los Angeles, CA, has been hiding a huge part of his life for the past two years. He is now ready to reveal his secret to his friends in LA and family in Nigeria.

  • Scarly is a full-time college student who just wants to live the American dream. When she was 17, she learned something about herself that would make achieving that dream nearly impossible. She's now prepared to reveal this secret to her classmates.

  • Jack, a TV script coordinator, is lonely and looking to find that special someone. But before he can find true happiness Jack must reveal to his co-workers and friends a problem that has prevented him from moving on with his life.

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