Secret Lives of Americans

Secret Lives of Americans

  • 2015
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.8  (5)

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.

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Episode 20
20. Episode 20
October 7, 2016
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.
Episode 19
19. Episode 19
September 30, 2016
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Robert
18. Robert
September 30, 2016
A man shares a secret about his health with his family.
Denise
17. Denise
September 16, 2016
An administrative assistant hopes that she can help her son, who's struggling in his own life, by revealing her secret.
Byron
16. Byron
September 9, 2016
A young man shares a secret with his mother and friends.
Steven
15. Steven
September 2, 2016
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.
Furkan and Joana
14. Furkan and Joana
August 26, 2016
A young couple in San Diego reveal a secret to their families.
Yaya
13. Yaya
August 19, 2016
A woman shares a secret, which she's hidden for most of her life, with her boyfriend.
Sarah
12. Sarah
August 12, 2016
A young teacher in Las Vegas reveal a secret to her family.
Jason
11. Jason
August 5, 2016
A dancer in L.A. who was raised in a traditional Korean family comes clean to his family about a secret.
Daniel G.
10. Daniel G.
July 29, 2016
A college student in New York reveals something that he's kept hidden from his parents.
Jessica
9. Jessica
July 22, 2016
A young comedian in L.A. reveals a secret in order to stop her life from spinning out of control.
Daniel C.
8. Daniel C.
July 15, 2016
A man shares his secret so that he can be his true self with his family.
Katie H.
7. Katie H.
July 8, 2016
A model reveals a debilitating secret in order to get the help she needs.
Amber & Alex
6. Amber & Alex
June 24, 2016
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
5. Vernon
June 17, 2016
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
4. Quincy
June 10, 2016
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
3. Cleo
June 3, 2016
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
2. Alexia
May 27, 2016
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
1. Amy
May 20, 2016
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.
Description

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.Secret Lives of Americans is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (30 episodes). The series first aired on June 12, 2015.

Secret Lives of Americans is available for streaming on the Pivot website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Secret Lives of Americans on demand at Amazon, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    June 12, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (5)