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The Secret Life of the American Teenager has a new school counselor: 7th Heaven's Beverley Mitchell.

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Mitchell will appear when new episodes begin in January 2011, a show rep tells exclusively. Her character will replace Blossom star Mayim Bialik, who currently plays the school counselor.

The 29-year-old actress is best known for her role as Lucy Camden on the wholesome family drama 7th Heaven.

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