More TV appearances Burbank, CA (September 8, 2008) - U.S. Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson (West Des Moines, Iowa) will appear in the mid-season finale of “The Secret Life of the American Teenager." The show will air Tuesday, September 9 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET on ABC Family. Johnson, who has recently returned from Beijing with four medals, including a gold in the balance beam, will play herself as a girl Ricky (Daren Kagasoff) flirts with in the school hallway....">
Shawn Johnson guest stars in The Secret Life of the American Teenager on Tuesday
posted on 09/08/2008
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Burbank, CA (September 8, 2008) - U.S. Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson (West Des Moines, Iowa) will appear in the mid-season finale of “The Secret Life of the American Teenager." The show will air Tuesday, September 9 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET on ABC Family.

Johnson, who has recently returned from Beijing with four medals, including a gold in the balance beam, will play herself as a girl Ricky (Daren Kagasoff) flirts with in the school hallway.

The series boasts an incredible cast of characters played by Shailene Woodley (“The O.C.”) as Amy, Molly Ringwald (“The Breakfast Club”) as Anne, Mark Derwin (“The Bonnie Hunt Show”) as George, India Eisley as Ashley, Kenny Baumann (“Eli Stone”) as Ben, Daren Kagasoff as Ricky, Francia Raisa (“Cutting Edge 3”) as Adrian, Megan Park (“Life with Derek”) as Grace, Greg Finley (“Cold Case”) as Jack and Jorge–Luis Pallo (“Navy NCIS”) as Mark. John Schneider (“Smallville”) as Marshall, Josie Bissett (“Melrose Place”) as Kathleen, Ernie Hudson (“Ghostbusters”) and Steve Schirripa as Leo (“The Sopranos”) also guest star.

“Just Say No” was directed by Jason Priestley (“Beverly Hills 90210”) and teleplay is by Jeff Olsen & Caroline Kepnes, story by Elaine Arata & Brenda Hampton. Created and Executive Produced by Brenda Hampton, the series is produced by ABC Family in association with Brendavision.

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