Mayim Bialik Cast In “The Secret Life Of The American Teenager”

Mayim Bialik — best remembered as funky hat-wearer Blossom Russo on the ’90s sitcomBlossom — will join fellow former teen star Molly Ringwald on the ABC Family drama The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Fresh off of a TV makeover on TLC’s What Not to Wear in May, Mayim has been cast in the recurring role of Dr. Wilameena Bink, a counselor who fills the vacancy left by Mr. Molina.

The new gig will reunite Mayim with director Brenda Hampton — who worked with her onBlossom and Kirstie Alley’s Showtime series Fat Actress before stepping behind the camera for American Teenager.

“Brenda Hampton had this funny idea to have this high school counselor who is known for having, at her previous job, taken a student to the prom as her date,” Mayim told ISEB.“That’s all she told me. She just said, ‘I want to do this really wacky character,’ and it just sounded great.”

Now a married mother of two, Mayim’s noticing some major differences between today’s teen TV series and the one that made her a star.

“Teen actors now look much fancier than we looked 15 and 20 years ago. It’s interesting to see what our culture has demanded from young actresses, especially. Our show was considered racy for talking about safe sex or drugs, and this show is pushing a lot of limits.”

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