ABC Family Cancels The Secret Life of the American Teenager
The Secret Life of the American Teenager has been canceled, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Its current fifth season will be its last, with the final 12 episodes airing in March 2013.
The ABC Family series debuted in 2008, averaging 3.51 million viewers in its first season. The first half of Season 5 saw record lows, with only 1.06 million tuning in for the Aug. 13 episode, while 1.54 tuned in for the midseason finale on Aug. 27. The series did, however, make a star out of Shailene Woodley, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role in The Descendants.
As previously announced, ABC Family also axed Jane by Design this summer, while Switched at Birth, Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy and Pretty Little Liars were all renewed. The network also ordered additional episodes of Bunheads.