THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER will premiere its final season in March 2013, closing out five seasons of the groundbreaking drama. The exciting final season will include a proposal and a wedding. Fans will also see Amy, Ricky, Ben, Adrian, Grace and Jack make plans for their lives after Grant High School. Will Amy and Ricky stay together in the end?
In an all-new holiday episode, “Hedy’s Happy Holiday House,” the gang find themselves celebrating Christmas at an abandoned toy warehouse when Kathy suddenly goes into labor. Meanwhile, Grace wishes for a Christmas miracle with Jack. An all-day marathon of THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER will air on Monday, November 19 from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, leading into the premiere of the new holiday episode that evening, starting at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER stands as the longest running scripted series to air on ABC Family, originally premiering in June 2008 and celebrating a record 100 episodes in June 2012. The final 12 episodes of season 5 are scheduled to premiere in March 2013. Guest stars in the final season will include Chaz Bono and Danica McKellar (THE WONDER YEARS), both portraying themselves, and Diane Farr, Beverley Mitchell and Kathy Kinney.
The series cast includes Shailene Woodley, Ken Baumann, Greg Finley, Daren Kagasoff, Megan Park, Francia Raisa, Michael Grant, Cierra Ramirez with Steve Schirripa. Recurring guest stars include Anne Ramsay, Renee Olstead, Camille Winbush, Allen Evangelista, Amy Rider, De’Vaughn Nixon, Luke Zimmerman, with special guest stars including Mark Derwin, Josie Bissett and Molly Ringwald.
Acccording to Variety, Shailene Woodley is in early talks to play the redheaded love interest, Mary Jane Watson, in Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Ken Baumann's film, The Cottage, is now available on DVD.
Meanwhile, Monday’s all-new episode of SWITCHED AT BIRTH rose to a season high in Women 18-34 (492,000/1.5 rating), and posted double-digit percent increases over last week’s outing in target demos, including by 14% in Adults 18-34 (546,000 vs. 481,000), by 13% in Adults 18-49 (867,000 vs. 767,000), by 16% in Women 18-49 (725,000 vs. 625,000), by 16% in Viewers 12-34 (814,000 vs. 701,000) and by 26% in Females 12-34 (746,000 vs. 591,000).
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