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The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Season 1 (2008-2009)

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Air date: Jul 1, 2008
Air date: Jul 8, 2008
Air date: Jul 15, 2008
Air date: Jul 22, 2008
Air date: Jul 29, 2008
Air date: Aug 5, 2008
Air date: Aug 12, 2008
Air date: Aug 19, 2008
Air date: Aug 26, 2008
Air date: Sep 2, 2008
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High-school student Amy Juergens (Shailene Woodley) finds herself unexpectedly pregnant after a band-camp fling with Ricky Underwood (Daren Kagasoff) in the first season of "The Secret Life of the American Teenager." Amy turns to her friends Lauren and Madison for support before telling her parents (Molly Ringwald and Mark Derwin), while also catching the eye of rich boy Ben (Kenny Baumann).

Network: ABC Family
Premiere Date: Jul 1, 2008
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Cast

Shailene Woodley
as Amy Juergens
Molly Ringwald
as Anne Juergens
Mark Derwin
as George Juergens
India Eisley
as Ashley Juergens
Francia Raisa
as Adrian Lee
Megan Park
as Grace Bowman
Greg Finley
as Jack Pappas
Jorge-Luis Pallo
as Mark Molina
Ken Baumann
as Ben Boykewich
John Schneider
as Marshall Bowman
Daren Kagasoff
as Ricky Underwood
Kenny Baumann
as Ben Boykewich
Josie Bissett
as Kathleen Bowman
Ben Weber
as David Johnson
Ernie Hudson
as Dr. Fields
Alex Boling
as Donavan
Tom Virtue
as Rev. Stone
Amy Rider
as Alice
Luke Zimmerman
as Tom Bowman
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Her [Shailene Woodley] performance lifts a well-meaning, rather brave, but ramshackle show a notch. And it needs all the notch-raising it can get.

Full Review… | August 1, 2008
Entertainment Weekly
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Let's give credit where credit is due. As entertainment, the pilot is a most impressive work of economic and focused storytelling.

Full Review… | July 1, 2008
Baltimore Sun

ABC Family means well but could not have done worse. "Secret Life" doesn't take the fun out of teenage pregnancy, it takes the fun out of television.

Full Review… | July 1, 2008
New York Times
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Nothing about it feels original or even especially timely, and it certainly doesn't reveal any great secrets about society.

Full Review… | July 1, 2008
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Shailene Woodley is terrific as the teen in question. Unfortunately, other parts of the show feel so contrived they border on soap opera parody.

Full Review… | June 30, 2008
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Unlike the dopey Gossip Girl characters, these kids are fleshed out - not cardboard cut-out teens who improbably order martinis at New York hotel bars without a hint of trouble.

Full Review… | June 30, 2008
New York Post
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