Teen dream at ABC Family

Brenda Hampton's new teen pregnancy drama "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" set ratings records for ABC Family. The Tuesday debut was seen by 2.8 million viewers, making it the most-watched series premiere ever for the network. "Teenager" was its highest-rated premiere among several key demos, including adults 18-49, and conquered its time slot. The debut also ranked as the network's top series telecast ever in several demos, though it trailed the first-season finale of "Kyle XY" in total viewers.

Cheers for 'Shut Up'

Writers on the Sony TV- produced animated comedy for Fox "Sit Down, Shut Up" have received support in their pursuit of WGA representation for the show, which is under IATSE jurisdiction. Nineteen fellow writers have signed a letter "applauding" the "Sit Down" scribes.