Jul. 01, 2008
60 min.

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The Secret Life of the American Teenager

From Brenda Hampton, creator of 7th Heaven, comes The Secret Life of the American Teenager, a heartfelt drama that follows the lives of two families as they come together to cope with an unexpected teen pregnancy.

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Luke Zimmerman (born c. 1980) is an American actor with Down's Syndrome who is best known as the role ...

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Tom Bowman is Grace's adopted older brother, who has Down Syndrome. His mother passed away earlier in his life, then he was adopted by the Bowmans.

With the normal drives of a young man, he is interested in sex—at one point, he calls an "escort" service and a prostitute named Betty comes in response to his call. They do not have sex, but she spends the evening talking with him and allowing him to confess his frustrations.

Later, he meets Tammy and wants to marry her, despite having only been on one date with her. Tammy ends up marrying someone else. He sometimes refers to Ricky as "Drummer Boy" and cares deeply about Grace.

He mistakes Adrian's manipulation of him to borrow money as interest in him, and tries to respond, with no luck. When it is first announced that Adrian is pregnant, Tom proposes to her, and promises to take care of her. She gently refuses him.

He and Jack share the Bowman's guesthouse for a while when Tom is impatient for more independence that Kathleen is willing to allow him. Jack moves into the main house when Tom beings dating a woman with two children that he met on the bus on his way to work as a Vice President of Human Resources.

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02x23 - I Got You, Babe
Season 2, Episode 23
01x14 - The Father and the Son
Season 1, Episode 14
05x22 - When Bad Things Happen to Bad People
Season 5, Episode 22
03x14 - Rules of Engagement
Season 3, Episode 14
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