Executive producer Brenda Hampton knows a thing or two about the life of the American teenager. Her family drama 7th Heaven ran for 11 seasons and now her hit ABC Family series The Secret Life of the American Teenager is marking its landmark 100th episode on Monday (8/7c). Secret Life stars Shailene Woodley as a high school student whose life gets turned upside down when she becomes pregnant — and things just get more complicated from there. Hampton took a moment to tell us why we should learn the secrets of The Secret Life.
TV Guide Magazine: It's been 100 episodes. Is the American teenager's life secret anymore?
Brenda Hampton: Oh yeah. Teenagers always have secrets. That's because they're never doing what they're supposed to do. You were a teenager, right? You have secrets from when you were a teen, don't you? No? Liar!
WARNING! The following interview contains a major spoiler about the upcoming Secret Life episodes.
Just as Ben and Adrian are ready to settle into married life and parenthood, they're going to be hit with a devastating blow — the loss of their baby. Ken Baumann, who plays Ben, says the tragedy will not only devastate the couple in The Secret Life of The American Teenager, it will change the course of every relationship in the series.
TVGuide.com spoke to the 21-year-old actor about the episode (Monday, June 6, 8/7c, ABC Family), and how he and Adrian (Francia Raisa) will cope.
Teen drama Secret Life of the American Teenager will be back for a second season.
The ABC Family series examines the relationships within a family and their community when 15-year-old Amy Juergens (Shailene Woodley) unexpectedly becomes pregnant. The show debuted last summer to record-setting ratings on the netlet.
Secret Life of the American Teenager is going back to band camp to show us the day Amy got pregnant, series creator Brenda Hampton tells TVGuide.com.
The episode will air the week before the March 23 season finale, in which Amy (Shailene Woodley) will finally give birth to the baby, Hampton said in an interview Tuesday.
ABC Family on Wednesday announced casting for its new, as-yet-untitled series from 7th Heaven creator Brenda Hampton (which, in case you're curious, is currently referred to as the "Untitled Brenda Hampton Project"). Not only has the show signed on Smallville's John Schneider (Jonathan Kent) and Oz's Ernie Hudson (Leo Glynn), but also the former Sixteen-year-old America loved, Molly Ringwald. The series, to air this summer, will be a one-hour drama that as Ausiello previously reported centers on a family and their friends after 15-year-old Amy Nicholson becomes unexpectedly pregnancy (no, Diablo Cody is not signed on). The show's recurring cast members will also include newcomer Shailene Woodley (previously seen on The O.C.), Camille Winbush (The Bernie Mac Show) and Allen Evangelista (Zoey 101). How exciting will it be to see these new cast additions together? We'll have to wait for the drama to unfold. Anna Dimond