Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) December 31, 2008 -- Francia Raisa will be returning as Adrian Lee in ABC Familyâs #1 hit series âThe Secret Life of the American Teenager.â Following the networks celebrated â25 Days of Christmasâ programming event, ABC Family will bring back the highly-anticipated season one continuation of the series this January. The breakout summer hit âThe Secret Life of the American Teenagerâ returns on a new day (Monday) with twelve all-new one-hour episodes beginning Monday, January 5, 2009 (8:00 â 9:00 PM ET/PT).
âThe Secret Life of the American Teenagerâ is ABC Familyâs #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 seriesâ mid-season finale on September 9, 2008, delivered five million total viewers, ranking as ABC Familyâs #1 original series telecast of all-time. The series also won the networkâs first Teen Choice Award for âChoice Summer TV Show.â
Well known for starring opposite NBCâs âHeroesââ 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 GonzÃ¡lez. Just prior to her new TV show, Francia was the lead female role of MGMâs ABC Family TV movie, The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream alongside actor Matt Lanter (âHeroes,â âGreyâs Anatomyâ). 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 JorgeâLuis Pallo. John Schneider, Josie Bissett, Ernie Hudson and Steve Schirripa also guest star. Created and executive produced by Brenda Hampton (â7th Heavenâ), the series is produced by Prodco, Inc. in association with Brendavision.
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