Cancelled ABC Family drama The Secret Life of An American Teenager ran for five seasons before ending in 2013, but what became of Amy Juergens and her young family after she moved to New York?
In an interview with MTV, series creator Brenda Hampton provided some form of closure by revealing what Secret Life Season 6 would have entailed, had it survived the axe:
No, Amy did not come back from New York. After a couple of years, Ricky and John moved to New York, along with George, Amy’s dad and John’s grandpa. The cross-country travel while taking on college was just too stressful for Amy, but no one wanted to see her abandon her dreams so everyone came to her. That’s right, Grandpa George, Ricky and John all in an apartment in Brooklyn Heights, all so Amy could be with John more often while getting her degree. But they were a safe distance away over the Brooklyn Bridge, and she remained in the dorm for a few years.
Leo used his connections at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights to help Ricky transfer and finish his degree, and Leo helped John as well! John started to school at a neighborhood kindergarten and continued in school there, walking distance for John and Grandpa George. Also, Leo got Ricky a job at a neighborhood butcher, and after awhile, with everyone else in the old neighborhood, Leo packed up and moved to Brooklyn Heights too. He owns property there, he has friends and family there, he loves it. And Amy and Ricky fell in love with each other and with New York. They married after both of them graduated and were all too happy to have George move across the hall — so convenient. And where is Amy’s mom? Happily married herself and traveling the world singing in jazz clubs. And Ricky’s mom? She moved across the hall with George. Why not? They were great together.
Asked whether Secret Life could one day be revived for an actual sixth season, Hampton conceded “probably not,” noting that the cast have moved on and fans would likely not tolerate the show without Shailene Diann Woodley.
Read the full interview here.