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SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER, THE
Air Date: Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC FAMILY
Episode Title: (#111) "Just Say No"
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ADRIAN RUNS AWAY, GRACE GROWS CLOSER TO RICKY AND AMY AND BEN CONSIDER TAKING THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO THE NEXT LEVEL, IN THE MID-SEASON FINALE OF "THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER"

U.S. Olympic Gymnastic Champion Shawn Johnson Guest Stars as Herself

Burbank, CA (September 3, 2008) - Adrian has disappeared from school and there's a rumor she's run off with the school counselor, Marc Molina. Adrian's father has the cops looking for her, and when they reunite, she reluctantly agrees to a trial living at his home. Meanwhile, Jack pressures Grace to put her purity ring back on to protect her from Ricky, who she's falling for, even though Adrian and her parents have warned her against him. And, Amy and Ben consider having sex, but decide it's best to wait, in the mid-season of "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" airs Tuesday, September 9, 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET, on ABC Family. The hit series is tentatively scheduled to return with twelve all-new episodes this January 2009.

U.S. Olympic champion Shawn Johnson guest stars as herself as a girl Ricky (Daren Kagasoff) flirts with in the school hallway.

The series boasts an incredible cast of characters played by Shailene Woodley ("The O.C.") as Amy, Molly Ringwald ("The Breakfast Club") as Anne, Mark Derwin ("The Bonnie Hunt Show") as George, India Eisley as Ashley, Kenny Baumann ("Eli Stone") as Ben, Daren Kagasoff as Ricky, Francia Raisa ("Cutting Edge 3") as Adrian, Megan Park ("Life with Derek") as Grace, Greg Finley ("Cold Case") as Jack and Jorge´┐ŻLuis Pallo ("Navy NCIS") as Mark. John Schneider ("Smallville") as Marshall, Josie Bissett ("Melrose Place") as Kathleen, Ernie Hudson ("Ghostbusters") and Steve Schirripa as Leo ("The Sopranos") also guest star.

"Just Say No" was directed by Jason Priestley ("Beverly Hills 90210") and teleplay is by Jeff Olsen & Caroline Kepnes, story by Elaine Arata & Brenda Hampton. Created and Executive Produced by Brenda Hampton, the series is produced by ABC Family in association with Brendavision.

Part of the Disney-ABC-TV Group, ABC Family, distributed in over 95 million homes, features original movies, series and specials reflecting today's families and entertaining and connecting with adults through relevant stories about today's relationships, all told with diversity, dysfunction, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family's programming is a mix of quality acquired series and theatricals as well as original movies and scripted dramas. ABC Family is also the destination for Holiday events with "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas" branded programming events. ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.

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