The Secret Life of the American Teenager

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  • TV-14
  • 2008
  • 5 Seasons
  • 5.0  (19,281)

"The Secret Life of the American Teenager", a teen drama on ABC, was created, written and produced by Brenda Hampton who also created 7th Heaven. Secret Life, as the show is also known, began in 2009. Its eye-opening storyline centers on high school Freshman (Amy Juergens) who becomes pregnant during a one-night-stand on a band trip. The show follows the challenges to her family and life as she continues through high school as a single mother. The story primarily follows the Juergens family, consisting of parents, George and Anne, their children Amy, Ashley, and (eventually) Robert, and their grandson (Amy's son) John. During the course of the series, Amy must wrestle with the intricacies of high school social politics and her own personal dramas dealing with her boyfriend, Ben, and Ricky, the father of her son. It's not only Amy who has relationship challenges, but Amy's own parents divorce and reconcile, and have another child during the course of the series. Additionally, Anne makes a startling realization about herself which ultimately casts strong doubt on the possibility of remarriage to George despite their renewed affection for one another. A large cast of characters rounds out this series. Amy's younger sister, takes a non-traditional approach to finishing high school and wrestles with her own approach to living a meaningful life. The cast of high schoolers with whom Amy frequently interacts experience all of the relationship fluctuations that television drama writers can possibly drum up. Secret Life has received several Teen Choice Award nominations and recorded one win. The show was picked up for a fifth season in the spring of 2012, and no doubt millions of eager fans will be fixed to the television in the fall, anxious to see how their favorite characters deal with the blows of teen drama.

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Thank You and Goodbye
24. Thank You and Goodbye
June 3, 2013
It's graduation and the group feels nostalgic about the last few years. Amy feels divided, while Grace contemplates Jack's place in her life. Meanwhile, Adrian is ecstatic when an unexpected visitor knocks on her door.
Caught in a Trap
23. Caught in a Trap
May 27, 2013
Ricky is suspicious of Amy and confronts her. Ethan receives much-needed advice about his love life. Amy is furious with Ben. Jack's commitment to Grace is tested, and Henry makes an important decision about his future.
When Bad Things Happen to Bad People
22. When Bad Things Happen to Bad People
May 20, 2013
Adrian is devastated by Omar's decision and lashes out on Ricky and Jack. Ben is determined to reunite with Amy and makes an unexpected confession to Alice. Meanwhile, Clementine returns to town and pays Ricky a visit.
All My Sisters With Me
21. All My Sisters With Me
May 13, 2013
Ricky discovers Amy's reasoning for her choice of wedding day. Amy, Adrian and Grace struggle to restore their relationships while pursuing their individual dreams. Anne begins to feel like an outsider in her own family but soon finds an unlikely ally.
First and Last
20. First and Last
May 6, 2013
Amy and Ricky announce their wedding date, but everyone is skeptical. Grace and Jack make an exciting announcement as well.
Interference
19. Interference
April 29, 2013
Ethan gets a new perspective of math after meeting with Danica McKellar. Amy's frantic search for her missing wedding bands leads her to Ben, who suggests she end things with Ricky before it's too late.
Money For Nothin
18. Money For Nothin
April 22, 2013
Despite everyone's concerns about their relationship, Ricky tries to figure out the finances to make Amy's dream of going to Hudson University true. Amy is concerned about her future when her meeting with the college counselor doesn't go as expected.
Fraid So
17. Fraid So
April 15, 2013
George and Reverend Stone strongly recommend that Jack see a therapist, but Adrian ultimately persuades him to go. Ricky feels the pressure of Amy's absence as he juggles the demands of school, work and taking care of John.
Shiny and New
16. Shiny and New
April 8, 2013
Amy and Ricky's relationship grows increasingly strained as Amy considers college in New York. Leo is suspicious of Ricky's friendship with Clementine.
Untying The Knot
15. Untying The Knot
April 1, 2013
George encourages Amy to reveal the truth about the wedding.
It's A Miracle
14. It's A Miracle
March 25, 2013
Ben has an epiphany that Amy may not have been his first love. Omar proposes to Adrian. Ethan pleads with Kathy's parents to let her return home with him. Ricky and Amy confide in Dr. Fields.
To Each Her Own
13. To Each Her Own
March 18, 2013
Amy and Ricky are planning for their wedding and Amy gets her dress - at a thrift store. Although it is worn, she has a vision for it. However, Ricky is upset about the dress and Adrian thinks the dress is a reflection of Amy's true feelings.
Hedy's Happy Holiday House
12. Hedy's Happy Holiday House
November 19, 2012
It's Ricky and Amy's first holiday together as a family. Ricky shares the details of an old tradition he had on Christmas Eve when he was in foster care. Soon the gang finds their way into Hedy's toy store to continue the tradition.
Half Over
11. Half Over
August 27, 2012
Jack remains hospitalized; Ricky discusses the wedding with George.
Regrets
10. Regrets
August 20, 2012
Adrian and Omar consider moving in together; Anne starts to plan Amy's wedding.
Property Not For Sale
9. Property Not For Sale
August 13, 2012
Ben and Amy discuss their relationship.
Setting Things Straight
8. Setting Things Straight
August 6, 2012
Amy is envious of Ricky's life as a college student.
Girlfriends
7. Girlfriends
July 30, 2012
Amy is disappointed with Kathy's choice of friends and encourages her to find a new group.
Holy Rollers
6. Holy Rollers
July 23, 2012
Grace convinces her friends to attend church, but her plan goes awry.
Past History
5. Past History
July 16, 2012
Ricky begins college and reconnects with an old pal from foster care. With Ben's legal troubles in the past, he must still face Leo's wrath; Ethan takes an interest in Kathy; and George makes a promise to Kathleen.
Lies and Byes
4. Lies and Byes
July 9, 2012
Although Amy and Ricky's family and friends want to host a wedding reception for them, they are both reluctant about the offer. Meanwhile, Ashley's parents discover she ran off to culinary school overseas; and Ruben advises Ben to get a lawyer.
I Do and I Don't...
3. I Do and I Don't...
June 25, 2012
Amy begins her senior year of high school and counsels a new student, who's six months pregnant. Meanwhile, Ricky is offered a full-time position with Leo, Ben shares his feelings with Amy, and Ricky and Amy watch a video of their wedding.
Shotgun
2. Shotgun
June 18, 2012
Amy and Ricky return home with big news; Grace continues to ignore Adrian; Leo talks about the fire with Dylan's parents; and Anne discovers how serious Ashley and Toby's relationship is.
To Begin With...
1. To Begin With...
June 11, 2012
In the fifth season premiere, Ricky and Amy run away and consider eloping. Meanwhile, Ben considers his possible involvement in burning down Dylan's school. And, now that Adrian is done with summer school and graduated, she's looking forward to college.
Description

"The Secret Life of the American Teenager", a teen drama on ABC, was created, written and produced by Brenda Hampton who also created 7th Heaven. Secret Life, as the show is also known, began in 2009. Its eye-opening storyline centers on high school Freshman (Amy Juergens) who becomes pregnant during a one-night-stand on a band trip. The show follows the challenges to her family and life as she continues through high school as a single mother.

The story primarily follows the Juergens family, consisting of parents, George and Anne, their children Amy, Ashley, and (eventually) Robert, and their grandson (Amy's son) John. During the course of the series, Amy must wrestle with the intricacies of high school social politics and her own personal dramas dealing with her boyfriend, Ben, and Ricky, the father of her son.

It's not only Amy who has relationship challenges, but Amy's own parents divorce and reconcile, and have another child during the course of the series. Additionally, Anne makes a startling realization about herself which ultimately casts strong doubt on the possibility of remarriage to George despite their renewed affection for one another.

A large cast of characters rounds out this series. Amy's younger sister, takes a non-traditional approach to finishing high school and wrestles with her own approach to living a meaningful life. The cast of high schoolers with whom Amy frequently interacts experience all of the relationship fluctuations that television drama writers can possibly drum up.

Secret Life has received several Teen Choice Award nominations and recorded one win. The show was picked up for a fifth season in the spring of 2012, and no doubt millions of eager fans will be fixed to the television in the fall, anxious to see how their favorite characters deal with the blows of teen drama.The Secret Life of the American Teenager is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (121 episodes). The series first aired on July 1, 2008.

Where to Watch The Secret Life of the American Teenager

The Secret Life of the American Teenager is available for streaming on the FreeForm website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Secret Life of the American Teenager on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Apple TV and Freeform.

  • Premiere Date
    July 1, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    5.0  (19,281)