Francia Raisa Returns To TV Starring As Adrian Lee On ABC Family's #1 Original Series The Secret Life Of The American Teenager

Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) December 31, 2008 -- Francia Raisa will be returning as Adrian Lee in ABC Family’s #1 hit series “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.” Following the networks celebrated “25 Days of Christmas” programming event, ABC Family will bring back the highly-anticipated season one continuation of the series this January. The breakout summer hit “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” returns on a new day (Monday) with twelve all-new one-hour episodes beginning Monday, January 5, 2009 (8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT).

“The Secret Life of the American Teenager” is ABC Family’s #1 original series of all-time across the board, averaging four million total viewers per episode this summer, and ranked a dominant #1 in its time slot versus all cable in all key demos. The series’ mid-season finale on September 9, 2008, delivered five million total viewers, ranking as ABC Family’s #1 original series telecast of all-time. The series also won the network’s first Teen Choice Award for “Choice Summer TV Show.”

Well known for starring opposite NBC’s “Heroes’” Hayden Panettiere in Bring it On: All or Nothing, Francia Raisa has went on to star in the Nickelodeon film Shredderman Rules. In summer 2007, she shot a lead role in A Soul Disowned, directed and written by Tinieblas González. Just prior to her new TV show, Francia was the lead female role of MGM’s ABC Family TV movie, The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream alongside actor Matt Lanter (“Heroes,” “Grey’s Anatomy”). In addition to Francia Raisa, the series cast includes: Shailene Woodley, Molly Ringwald, Mark Derwin, India Eisley, Ken Baumann, Daren Kagasoff, Megan Park, Greg Finley and Jorge–Luis Pallo. John Schneider, Josie Bissett, Ernie Hudson and Steve Schirripa also guest star. Created and executive produced by Brenda Hampton (“7th Heaven”), the series is produced by Prodco, Inc. in association with Brendavision.

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Press Release Submitted On: December 30, 2008 at 3:18 pm
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