The second season of The Secret Life of the American Teenager, an American television series created by Brenda Hampton, debuted on the ABC Family television network on Monday, June 22, 2009 at 8:00PM. Season two regular cast members include Shailene Woodley, India Eisley, Daren Kagasoff, Francia Raisa, Kenny Baumann, Molly Ringwald, Mark Derwin, Megan Park, and Greg Finley II. Following the first season, Jorge Pallo and Luke Zimmerman were demoted to recurring guest stars. Jorge returned for a select number of episodes to wrap up his character's storyline and eventually departed the series after its January return.
Following the success of its first season, ABC Family announced on January 31, 2009, plans to renew Secret Life, following the cancellation of its hit sci-fi TV show, Kyle XY. The official press release was released on February 9 with ABC Family ordering 24 episodes for season two. Season 2 began with 12 episodes broadcast starting June 22, 2009. Though marketed as the season finale, the mid season finale aired on September 7, 2009, with the second half of the season returning on January 4, 2010. The second 12 episodes finished their run on March 22, 2010.
The season premiere of Secret Life brought in the largest audience for the show so far, with a record breaking 4.68 million viewers. It brought in the second largest audience in adults 18-34 with 1.40 million viewers, behind season one's mid-season finale. 2.10 million adults 18-49 watched "The Big One" along with 1.60 million females between the ages 18–34. The season premiere remains the number one scripted original premiere of Summer 2009 in Adults 18-34. Furthermore, the mid-season premiere became ABC Family's most watched telecast of all time with viewers ages 12–34 with more than three million viewers watching. The mid-season premiere also brought in the show's second largest audience in total viewers, with more than 4.55 million people watching.
Amy struggles to balance her life as a new mom.
Grace thinks her actions are to blame for her dad's death.
Ricky intervenes when Grace isolates herself from her friends and family.
George and Ashley attempt to help Amy with her hectic schedule.
Amy tries to find a way to accompany Ben on his trip.
Amy discovers her summer is going to be filled with working and school.
George makes a big revelation to Anne.
Adrian pushes George and Anne together.
Adrian and Amy's fighting escalates and Ricky intervenes.
Amy tries to keep Ben's attention, while Grace makes an impression on Adrian.
Amy is jealous when Ashley gets her own room in the garage, while Ricky pursues Adrian but she claims to have moved.
Grace and Jack hit a roadblock in their relationship.
Most of the gang ditches school causing the new school counselor to chase them down, while Amy and Anne have taken off on a mother-daughter vacation.
Anne runs into an ex-boyfriend and Amy is attracted to his son, while Ashley and Griffin have a sleepover.
Ricky and Adrian get into a fight over money and Amy and Ben attempt to resolve their relationship issues.
Adrian and Amy decide not to worry about others.
George tries to win Anne back, Ben and Grace connect, and Amy goes on a date with Jimmy.
Amy is concerned when Jimmy doesn't call her so she seeks Ricky's help, while Anne tries to figure out her relationship with George.
Gossip is spreading fast which causes people to make revelations.
Amy goes to visit Jimmy to find out why he never called her, while Adrian makes a confession to Ricky.
Ricky confronts his mom about the past abuse, while George tries to update his look.
Ricky, Ben, Amy, and Adrian try to work out all of their differences for the sake of John.
Ricky tries to get George's assistance in getting joint custody.
John's first birthday is here, and Adrian has a major secret.