The Secret Life Of The American Teenager ended its five-season run on a high last night. With 1.50 million watching at 8 PM on Monday, the ABC Family series garnered its best regular telecast viewership since August 27, 2012. Secret Life pulled in 1.548 million viewers for that episode. A special Christmas episode on November 19, 2012 topped that with 1.588 million viewers. The all-time viewership high for the one-hour drama from 7th Heaven creator Brenda Hampton was the 4.68 million who watched the Season 2 opener on June 22, 2009. The series finale also topped its best result among W18-34 in over a year with 581,000 viewers in the demo. The last time Secret Life did that well in the demo was on April 16, 2012. Cancelled back in October, Secret Life was instrumental in putting ABC Family on the scripted map when it premiered in June 2008. As well as being the first ABC Family show to surpass 100 episodes and prove a foundation for the Disney-owned network, the series also made a star out of its lead Shailene Woodley, who went on to co-star with George Clooney in The Descendants and win a Sundance 2013 Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting for her performance in The Spectacular Now. The fifth season of Secret Life debuted on June 11, 2012. After ending that portion of its run in late August last year, the final 12-episodes …
ABC Family will air an all-day The Secret Life Of The American Teenager marathon March 18 ahead of the season premiere at 8 PM. The network said in October that it wasn’t renewing the series beyond the current season, which is set for a final 12 episodes. The drama from 7th Heaven creator Brenda Hampton was the breakout hit that put ABC Family on the scripted map when it premiered in June 2008, helping to launch several of the network’s next generation of series and making a star out of lead Shailene Woodley, who went on to land the co-lead opposite George Clooney in The Descendants, a role that earned her an Independent Spirit Award and Golden Globe nomination last year. Season 5 of the show premiered in June when 11 episode ran.
We reported yesterday that the fifth season of ABC Family’s The Secret Life Of The American Teenager will be its last. That was confirmed today. Here’s the release:
Burbank, CA (October 10, 2012) – “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?
EXCLUSIVE: The current fifth season of ABC Family‘s The Secret Life Of The American Teenager will be the series’ last. The drama from 7th Heaven creator Brenda Hampton was the breakout hit that put ABC Family on the scripted map when it premiered in June 2008. It also helped launch several of the next generation of successful ABC Family series. Additionally, it made a star out of lead Shailene Woodley, who went on to land the co-lead opposite George Clooney in The Descendants, a role that earned her much acclaim. I hear the feeling was that, after five seasons, Secret Life has run its course, leading to the cancellation. Season five of the show premiered in June when 11 episode ran. The final 12-episodes of Secret Life will begin airing in March.