Beverley Mitchell Joins 'Secret Life' Cast; Why So Little Amy This Season?

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There's a new school counselor coming to Grant High School next January. Mayim Bialik is out and Beverley Mitchell is in.

Bev already has a pretty strong link to the show -- The Secret Life of the American Teenager's creator, Brenda Hampton, was also the brains behind 7th Heaven, on which the 29-year-old actress played innocent girl-next-door Lucy Camden.

Reps aren't revealing why Mayim is leaving the show. (Maybe her character will get fired for "forgetting" to tell Amy the music camp was for teen moms only?) Speaking of exiting the show and Amy, we're wondering, 'Why does she have so little screen time this season?'

The writers sent her off to New York for a few weeks, but it's strange that the show's star (Shailene Woodley) has been barely present for the past few episodes, no? Oddly enough, we don't feel that the show's suffering without its usual dose of Juergens drama.
Between Ben's baby crisis and the possible Ricky and Ashley romance, we've barely noticed the main character's screen time has dwindled so much. Do you miss Amy's character playing a bigger role?

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