Watch The Secret Life of the American Teenager
- 5 Seasons
"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.