She is best known for being the curvaceous and almost enigmatic mom of Steve Stifler (Seann William Scott) in the American Pie
series, but Jennifer Coolidge is more than just a hot mama. Zap2it reports that Coolidge, who is also famous for being Elle Woods' manicurist friend in Legally Blonde
, is appearing as guest on the so-far historic ABC Family drama The Secret Life of the American Teenager
, and is reportedly there for comedic relief, among other reasons. Coolidge will supposedly make the appearance on the show's 9th episode.
On the other hand, creator Brenda Hampton, who was also behind 7th Heaven
, eagerly ruled out any appearance by 7th Heaven
alumni on the show. Her reason? Simple enough: there is a lot more teenage sex to come on The Secret Life of the American Teenager
, and the 7th Heaven
people might not be up for it.
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"Those 7th Heaven people don't have sex. They wouldn't fit in on this show!"
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
's July 1 premiere became ABC Family's most watched series, with 2.8 million viewers tuning in. It was also the highest rated premiere among key demographics, particularly adults 18 to 49. Such success makes it hard to believe that Hampton initially had a hard time selling her story to networks, prior to ABC family. She did have to make some changes with the title, though.
"I actually sold it twice before," she said. "I sold it to FOX and I sold it to Lifetime, but it didn't get made. Sometime after 7th Heaven
ended, I saw the promos for Greek
and thought [ABC Family] may be the place for it. It's called Secret Life of the American Teenager
, but I admit, there's nothing secret about it, I'd always called it The Sex Life of the American Teenager. I guess that's not very Disney."
-Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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