'The Secret Life of the American Teenager' Premieres Tonight
'The Secret Life of the American Teenager' Premieres Tonight
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
ABC Family will expose viewers to The Secret Life of the American Teenager through the latest pilot of 7th Heaven creator Brenda Hampton.  Find out how a teenager deals with relationships, friends and unexpected pregnancy tonight at 8pm.

Described as a bold drama that brings an honest and relatable voice to the issues that teens and their parents face every day across America, The Secret Life of the American Teenager boasts an ensemble of Shailene Woodley (Amy), Molly Ringwald (Anne), Mark Derwin (George), newcomer India Eisley (Ashley), Kenny Baumann (Ben), newcomer Daren Kagasoff (Ricky), Francia Raisa (Adrian), Megan Park (Grace), Greg Finley (Jack) and JorgeLuis Pallo (Mark), just to name a few.

Warning: May contain spoilers.

In the pilot episode, Amy finds out that she is pregnant after having sex for the first time with Ricky, who has a reputation of a school player.  Scared to tell her parents, who are too distracted with their own marital issues as well as dealing with Amy’s rebellious little sister Ashley, Amy turns to her two best friends, Lauren and Madison, for support.  To make matters complicated, Amy finds herself being courted by Ben, a sweet guy who joined the band just to be near her.  Will he still stick around after learning the truth about Amy?

Meanwhile, The Secret Life of the American Teenager also features Grace, the school's most popular cheerleader who makes a promise to her Christian parents that she won’t be having sex until she’s married.  On the other hand, her boyfriend Jack doesn’t seem to be the type who’s willing to wait.  The situation gets worse when Adrian, a majorette who is more than willing to help ease Jack's tension, enters the canvas.  However, Adrian’s true intention is to win over Ricky, who also has his own agenda and a troubled past.

Don’t forget to catch this one hour heartfelt drama every Tuesday on ABC Family.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: ABC Family
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