The Secret Life of the American Teenager was cancelled by ABC Family two years ago, but there are still loyal fans that were left unsatisfied with the ending of the series. The finale was left open-ended with Amy moving to New York.
After the cast reunited for a wedding recently, the reunion generated new interest in the series and its ending. Fans wanted to know what would happened to the characters if the series continued to air. MTV asked the creator of the series, Brenda Hampton, that question, and she gave a very detailed answer.
She revealed that Amy did move to New York, and she stayed in New York. However, she did not stay alone in New York City. After a couple of years, her entire family, including her son and his father moved to New York City to be with her.
“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.”
After college, Amy started a career in documentary films and Ricky went for the business side of things, and he worked to open a fast food chain.
As fans can see, Brenda Hampton, knew exactly where she wanted to take Amy and the rest of her family on The Secret Life of the American Teenager. She had it all planned out, but the series was cancelled after season five. There was not a sixth season.
MTV also asked if it was possible to bring back the series, and Hampton made it clear that was not possible. She did take a moment to thank the loyal fans that did watch the series while it aired.
“Because this is the reality of producing a long-running series, it’s very difficult to keep all the actors together over the years. Hey, it’s difficult to keep fans as well! So I want to thank all the fans who watched us for five seasons and for still caring what happens to Ricky and Amy and everyone in “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” family.”
Check out the MTV article to find out more about what would happened to the other characters on the series. Would you have wanted to see Brenda Hampton’s plans for The Secret Life of the American Teenager play out on the small screen? Tell us what you think.