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The Secret Live of the American Teenager is a television series that created by Brenda Hampton. It first aired on ABC Family on July 1, 2008 in the United States.[1] The show was renewed for a second season consisting of 24 episodes on February 9, 2009,[2] which began airing on June 22, 2009.[3] It started airing its 25 episode third season on June 7, 2010.[4] On January 10, 2011, The Secret Life of the American Teenager was renewed for a third season along with a second season of the ABC Family hit show, Pretty Little Liars. Both shows are tentatively scheduled for a summer run. As of June 2, 2012, 93 episodes have aired. The first volume of season one is available on DVD in Regions 1 and 4, while the remaining DVDs are only available in Regions 1. Since the series premiered, it has averaged 3 million viewers per episode.

The Secret Life of the American Teenager focuses on the relationships between families and friends and how they deal with the unexpected teenage pregnancy of character Amy Juergens, who is portrayed by Shailene Woodley.

Season overviewEdit

Season Episodes Originally aired U.S. viewers
(million)
DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale Volume One Volume Two
1 23 July 1, 2008 March 24, 2017 3.51 December 30, 2008[5] June 16, 2009[6]
2 24 June 22, 2009 March 22, 2010 3.24 December 22, 2009[7] June 15, 2010[8]
3 26 June 7, 2010 June 6, 2011 3.74 December 21, 2010[9] June 7, 2011[10]
4 24 June 13, 2011 June 4, 2012[11] 2.14 March 20, 2012 N/A

5

23

June 11, 2012

June 3, 2013

1.22

N/A N/A

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (2008-2009)Edit

No. # Title Directed by Written by Original U.S. air date U.S. viewers
(million)
1 1 "Falling In Love " Ron Underwood Brenda Hampton July 1, 2008 2.82[13]
2 2 "You Are My Everything " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton July 8, 2008 2.81[14]
3 3 "I Feel Sick " Ron Underwood Brenda Hampton July 15, 2008 2.48[15]
4 4 "Caught " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton July 22, 2008 3.09[15]
5 5 "What Have You Done To Me? " Ron Underwood Brenda Hampton July 29, 2008 3.58[16]
6 6 "Love for Sale " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton August 5, 2008 4.10[17]
7 7 "Absent " Anson Williams Brenda Hampton & Jeffery Rodgers August 12, 2008 3.70[18]
8 8 "Your Cheatin' Heart " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton & Elaine Arata August 19, 2008 3.90[19]
9 9 "Slice of Life " Jason Priestley Brenda Hampton, Jeff Olsen, & Chris Olsen August 26, 2008 3.72
10 10 "Back to School Special " Keith Truesdell Caroline Kepnes September 2, 2008 3.90[20]
11 11 "Just Say No " Jason Priestley Caroline Kepnes, Elaine Arata, Jeff Olsen, & Brenda Hampton September 9, 2008 4.54[21]
12 12 "The Secret Wedding of the American Teenager " Lindsley Parsons III Brenda Hampton January 5, 2009 4.37[22]
13 13 "Baked Nevada " Anson Williams Brenda Hampton January 12, 2009 3.10[23]
14 14 "The Father and the Son " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton January 19, 2009 3.91[24]
15 15 "That's Enough of That " Anson Williams Brenda Hampton & Jeffrey Rodgers January 26, 2009 3.10[25]
16 16 "Chocolate Cake " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton & Jeffrey Rodgers February 2, 2009 3.05[26]
17 17 "Unforgiven " Jason Priestley Brenda Hampton & Elaine Arata February 9, 2009 3.50[27]
18 18 "Making Up Is Hard To Do " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton, Chris Olsen, & Jeff Olsen February 16, 2009 3.51[28]
19 19 "Money For Nothing, Chicks For Free" Jason Priestley Brenda Hampton & Caroline Kepnes February 23, 2009 3.27[29]
20 20 "Maybe Baby " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton March 2, 2009 3.32[30]
21 21 "Whoomp! (There It Is) " Jason Priestley Brenda Hampton March 9, 2009 3.35[31]
22 22 "One Night at Band Camp " John Schneider Brenda Hampton & Jeffrey Rodgers March 16, 2009 3.11[32]
23 23 "And Unto Us, A Child Is Born " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton March 23, 2009 4.50[33]


Season 2 (2009-2010)Edit

No. # Title Directed by Written by Original U.S. air date U.S. viewers
(million)
24 1 "The Big One " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton & Elaine Arata June 22, 2009 4.68[34]
25 2 "What's Done Is Done" Gail Bradley Brenda Hampton & Elaine Arata June 29, 2009 3.30[35]
26 3 "Par for the Course " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton July 6, 2009 2.85[36]
27 4 "Ciao " Anson Williams Brenda Hampton July 13, 2009 3.13[37]
28 5 "Born Free " Keith Truesdell Caroline Kepnes July 20, 2009 3.02[38]
29 6 "The Summer of Our Discontent " Lindsley Parsons III Jeffrey Rodgers July 27, 2009 3.10[39]
30 7 "Summertime " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton August 3, 2009 3.56[40]
31 8 "A New Kind of Green " Anson Williams Brenda Hampton August 10, 2009 2.76[41]
32 9 "Hot Nuts " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton August 17, 2009 3.30[42]
33 10 "Knocked Up, Who's There? " Anson Williams Brenda Hampton August 24, 2009 3.21[43]
34 11 "Cramped " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton August 31, 2009 3.11[44]
35 12 "Be My, Be My Baby " Anson Williams Brenda Hampton & Jeffrey Rodgers September 7, 2009 3.56[45]
36 13 "You Don't Know What You've Got... " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton, Chris Olsen & Jeff Olsen January 4, 2010 4.55[46]
37 14 "Til It's Gone " Gail Bradley Brenda Hampton, Jeffrey Rodgers & Elaine Arata January 11, 2010 TBA
38 15 "Loved & Lost " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton, Jeffrey Rodgers & Elaine Arata January 18, 2010 TBA
39 16 "Just Say Me " Anson Williams Brenda Hampton & Paul Perlove January 25, 2010 TBA
40 17 "The Second Time Around " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton & Elaine Arata February 1, 2010 TBA
41 18 "Let's Try That Again " Barry Watson Brenda Hampton February 8, 2010 TBA
42 19 "The Rhythm of Life " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton & Jeffrey Rodgers February 15, 2010 TBA
43 20 "Mistakes Were Made " Anson Williams Brenda Hampton February 22, 2010 3.03[47]
44 21 "Choices " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton & Elaine Arata March 1, 2010 3.14[48]
45 22 "Good Girls & Boys " Anson Williams Brenda Hampton March 8, 2010 3.21[49]
46 23 I Got You, Babe" Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton & Jeffrey Rodgers March 15, 2010 2.79[50]
47 24 "Ben There, Done That " Anson Williams Brenda Hampton & Elaine Arata March 22, 2010 3.17


Season 3 (2010-2011)Edit

No. # Title Directed by Written by Original U.S. air date U.S. viewers
(million)
48 1 "Do Over " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton June 7, 2010 3.18[51]
49 2 "Accentuate the Positive " Gail Bradley Jeffrey Rodgers June 14, 2010 2.85[52]
50 3 "Get Out of Town" Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton June 21, 2010 2.77[53]
51 4 "Goodbye, Amy Juergens " Anson Williams Elaine Arata June 28, 2010 3.00[54]
52 5 "Which Way Did She Go? " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton July 5, 2010 2.99[55]
53 6 "She Went That Away " Lindsley Parsons III Paul Perlove July 12, 2010 3.09[56]
54 7 "New York, New York " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton July 19, 2010 3.04[57]
55 8 "The Sounds of Silence " Anson Williams Jeffrey Rodgers July 26, 2010 2.56[58]
56 9 "Chicken Little " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton August 2, 2010 2.71[59]
57 10 "My Girlfriend's Back " Anson Williams Elaine Arata August 9, 2010 2.65[60]
58 11 "Lady Liberty " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton August 16, 2010 2.83[61]
59 12 "Sweet and Sour " Anson Williams Paul Perlove August 23, 2010 2.68[62]
60 13 "Up All Night" Anson Williams Brenda Hampton August 30, 2010 2.91[63]
61 14 "Rules of Engagement " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton September 6, 2010 3.03[64]
62 15 "Who Do You Trust " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton March 28, 2011 3.33[65]
63 16 "Mirrors " Anson Williams Jeffrey Rodgers April 4, 2011 2.50[66]
64 17 "Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner" Gail Bradley Brenda Hampton April 11, 2011 2.29[67]
65 18 "Another Proposal " Anson Williams Elaine Arata April 18, 2011 2.35[68]
66 19 "Deeper and Deeper " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton April 25, 2011 2.21[69]
67 20 "Moving In and Out " Anson Williams Paul Perlove May 2, 2011 2.11[70]
68 21 "Young at Heart " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton May 9, 2011 2.05
69 22 "Loose Lips " Anson Williams Jeffrey Rodgers May 16, 2011 2.31
70 23 "Round II " Lindsley Parsons III Brenda Hampton May 23, 2011 2.22[71]
71 24 "It's Not Over Till It's Over " Lindsley Parsons III Brenda Hampton May 30, 2011 2.17
72 25 "To Be..." Lindsley Parsons III Jeffrey Rodgers May 30, 2011 2.16
73 26 "... or Not To Be" Anson Williams Brenda Hampton June 6, 2011 3.56

Season 4 (2011-2012)Edit

No. # Title Directed by Written by Original U.S. air date U.S. viewers
(million)
74 1 "When One Door Closes... " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton June 13, 2011 3.07[72]
75 2 "...Another One Opens " Anson Williams Brenda Hampton June 20, 2011 2.71[73]
76 3 "When Opportunity Knocks " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton June 27, 2011 2.81[74]
77 4 "One Foot Out the Door " Gail Bradley Paul Perlove July 4, 2011 1.60[75]
78 5 "Hole in the Wall " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton July 11, 2011 2.69[76]
79 6 "Don't Go in There " Anson Williams Elaine Arata July 18, 2011 2.58[77]
80 7 "Cute " Keith Truesdell Jeffrey Rodgers July 25, 2011 2.90[78]
81 8 "Dancing With the Stars " Gail Bradley Brenda Hampton August 1, 2011 2.35[79]
82 9 "Flip Flop " Keith Truesdell Kelley Turk & Courtney Turk August 8, 2011 2.53[80]
83 10 "4-1-1 " Anson Williams Brenda Hampton August 15, 2011 2.42[81]
84 11 "The Games We Play " Gail Bradley Brenda Hampton & Elaine Arata August 22, 2011 2.51[82]
85 12 "Pomp " Lindsley Parsons III Brenda Hampton August 29, 2011 2.38[83]
86 13 "And Circumstance " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton September 5, 2011 2.83[84]
87 14 "Smokin' Like a Virgin " Gail Bradley Brenda Hampton March 26, 2012 2.51[85]
88 15 "Defiance " Anson Williams Brenda Hampton April 2, 2012 1.56[86]
89 16 "They Gotta Eat " Lindsley Parsons III Brenda Hampton & Elaine Arata April 9, 2012 1.61[87]
90 17 "Suddenly This Summer " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton April 16, 2012 1.61[88]
91 18 "The Beach is Back " Gail Bradley Brenda Hampton April 23, 2012 1.60[89]
92 19 "The Splits " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton April 30, 2012 1.47[90]
93 20 "Strange Familiar " Anson Williams Brenda Hampton & Paul Perlove May 7, 2012 1.51[91]
94 21 "Allies " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton & Elaine Arata May 14, 2012 1.40[92]
95 22 "The Text Best Thing" Anson Williams Brenda Hampton & Jeffrey Rodgers May 21, 2012 1.16[94]
96 23 "4SnP" Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton, Kelley Turk, & Courtney Turk May 28, 2012[93] 0.87[96]
97 24 "Love is Love " Gail Bradley Brenda Hampton & Anne Ramsay June 4, 2012[93] N/A

Season 5 (2012-2013)Edit

No. # Title Directed by Written by Original U.S. air date U.S. viewers

(million)

98 1 "To Begin With..." Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton & Elaine Arata June 11, 2012 1.67[97]
99 2 "Shotgun" Gail Bradley Brenda Hampton June 18, 2012 1.68[98]
100 3 "I Do and I Don't" Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton June 25, 2012 1.56[99]
101 4 "Lies and Byes" Gail Bradley Brenda Hampton July 9, 2012 1.25[100]
102 5 "Past History" Anson Williams Brenda Hampton, Kelley Turk, & Courtney Turk July 16, 2012 1.25[101]
103 6 "Holy Rollers" Lindsley Parsons III Brenda Hampton & Jeffrey Rodgers July 23, 2012 1.52[102]
104 7 "Girlfriends" Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton & Paul Perlove July 30, 2012 1.13[103]
105 8 "Setting Things Straight" Gail Bradley Brenda Hampton & Elaine Arata August 6, 2012 1.10[104]
106 9 "Property Not For Sale" Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton & Elaine Arata August 13, 2012 1.06[105]
107 10 "Regrets" Gail Bradley Brenda Hampton & Elaine Arata August 20, 2012 1.41[106]
108 11 "Half Over" Anson Williams Brenda Hampton August 27, 2012 1.54[107]
109 12 "Hedy’s Happy Holiday House" Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton November 19, 2012 1.59[108]
110 13 "To Each Her Own" Lindsley Parsons III Brenda Hampton March 18, 2013 1.33
111 14 "It's a Miracle" Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton & Elaine Arata March 25, 2013 1.09
112 15 "Untying the Knot" Gail Bradley Brenda Hampton & Jeffrey Rodgers April 1, 2013 1.00
113 16 "Shiny and New " Gail Bradley Paul Perlove April 8, 2013 .90
114 17 "Fraid So" Anson Williams Kelley Turk & Courtney Turk April 15, 2013 1.04
115 18 "Money for Nothin" Lindsley Parsons III Brenda Hampton & Elaine Arata April 22, 2013 1.03
116 19 "Interference " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton & Elaine Arata April 29, 2013 0.88
117 20 "First and Last" Gail Bradley Brenda Hampton & Elaine Arata May 6, 2013 0.89
118 21 "All My Sisters With Me" Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton & Jeffrey Rodgers May 13, 2013 0.99
119 22 "When Bad Things Happen to Bad People " Gail Bradley Brenda Hampton & Elaine Arata May 20, 2013 0.99
120 23 "Caught in a Trap " Keith Truesdell Brenda Hampton & Elaine Arata May 27, 2013 0.85
121 24 "Thank You And Goodbye " Gail Bradley Brenda Hampton June 3, 2013 1.50

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