Breaking TV News: ABC Family Green-Lights the Critically-Acclaimed Hit Drama Series SWITCHED AT BIRTH for a Fourth Season

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Press Release: ABC Family today announced the network has picked up a fourth season of its hit original drama series “Switched at Birth.” The third season finale of the Peabody Award-winning series airs Monday, August 18th at 8:00PM ET/PT. “Switched at Birth” remains one of basic cable’s strongest dramas this summer, ranking as cable TV’s #1 series in its time period in key female demos.

“Fans will be clamoring for season four and to know what happens with Daphne and Bay after the season three finale next week,” said Tom Ascheim, President ABC Family.

The critically-acclaimed “Switched at Birth” tells the story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Despite overwhelming socio-economic and ethnic differences, both families must learn to co-exist as parents and blend their lives into one for the sake of their daughters. [Read more…]

SWITCHED AT BIRTH Previewpalooza: “Drowning Girl” Sneak Peek!

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This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Monday January 13th episode of SWITCHED AT BIRTH. Direct from ABC FAMILY, “Senior year means big changes for Bay and Daphne, as the Carlton School for the Deaf receives an influx of hearing students who are not happy to be there. Daphne begins working at a free clinic as part of her probation from the Senator Coto blackmail scandal, and bonds with a pre-med student (guest star RJ Mitte, “Breaking Bad”) with a spinal injury. Bay is inspired by her art teacher (guest star Sandra Bernhard, “Roseanne”) and surprised by her jock classmate (guest star Max Adler, “Glee”), when she takes an art class at a local college. Toby tries to unite a divided Carlton by coaching girls’ field hockey, and Kathryn dips her toes into new territory when she makes friends with a gregarious tap dancer (guest star Alec Mapa, “Ugly Betty”).” [Read more…]

SWITCHED AT BIRTH Scoop: Star Vanessa Marano Dishes on Return of Blair Redford and Other Surprises

Living life as Bay Kennish is not easy.  Her inquisitive nature uncovered the revelation that she had been switched at birth, which led to a very complicated family and living situation as the Kennishes and Vasquezes tried to find a way to be a part of each other’s lives and to get to know one another.  Then things became further complicated when Bay chose to attend her switched sibling Daphne’s school this past season, where the feelings of resentment towards the hearing students had escalated.  In a recent exclusive interview, star Vanessa Marano candidly shared what next challenges lie ahead for Bay and how tricky life is going to be as the two families face another upheaval. [Read more…]

SWITCHED AT BIRTH Scoop: Constance Marie Dishes on Regina’s Rocky Road to Recovery

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When we last saw the Kennishes and the Vasquezes, everyone’s life was a bit of upheaval and shock.  Lana had taken off with Angelo’s baby, Bay and Noah had broken up, Daphne had to accept a compromise to keep Carlton open, John had just won the Senate race, and Regina had let the genie out of the bottle and started drinking again.  Accepting Angelo’s generous offer to send her to rehab, Regina has embraced the hard path of recovery once again.  In a recent press conference call, star Constance Marie shared what obstacles Regina faces once she gets out of rehab and what changes lie ahead for all of them. [Read more…]

SWITCHED AT BIRTH Scoop: EP Lizzy Weiss, Gilles Marini and Constance Marie Preview What Lies Ahead for Fans of the Hit ABC Family Series

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Continuing its inspiring portrayal of deaf life for a special co-mingled family who found out their teenage daughters had been switched at birth, the ABC Family series SWITCHED AT BIRTH will next be tackling an entirely ASL-based episode on March 4th. During a recent set visit, executive producer Lizzy Weiss and co-stars Constance Marie and Gilles Marini talked a bit about the upcoming episode and what lies ahead for Regina and Angelo. [Read more…]

Gilles Marini and Vanessa Marano Talk SWITCHED AT BIRTH Season Two

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When we last left SWITCHED AT BIRTH, our jaws were left planted firmly on the floor when the addictive ABC FAMILY drama dropped a bombshell of the babydaddy variety on us viewers: Did Angelo seriously sire another child out of wedlock? To get to the bottom of this, we caught up with the actor, alongside co-star Vanessa Marano (Bay), who were only too happy to dish on the show’s second season that kicks off tonight on ABC Family (ABC Spark in Canada). See what the talented twosome had to say for themselves for yourself, after the jump. [Read more…]

We Shine the Spotlight on SWITCHED AT BIRTH Star Lucas Grabeel

As the ABC Family drama series SWITCHED AT BIRTH returns for its second season, life gets even more complicated for Bay, Daphne, Emmett, Toby and their respective families.  In a recent press conference call, co-star Lucas Grabeel shared what he is enjoying about the show now that it is picking up steam and has won over the hearts of millions of fans, plus a few teasers about what lies ahead in the second season. [Read more…]

Fifty Shades of SWITCHED AT BIRTH?! Lea Thompson Dishes on How Kathryn’s Life Is Going to Change Now that She’s a Best-Selling Author!

Last year’s break-out sensation SWITCHED AT BIRTH returns with all new episodes sharing the heart-warming story of two families struggling to find a way to live together.  In a recent press conference call, star Lea Thompson shared how her character Kathryn Kennish, mother of one of the young teens, continues to cope with this shocking discovery, which compelled her to write a book about the experience and how that adds even more stress into their already complicated lives.  [Read more…]

Kitchen Confidential: Katie Leclerc Dishes on Her Steamy New SWITCHED AT BIRTH Romance

After a season’s worth of emotional turmoil involving newly found families, absentee fathers and a seemingly never-ending revolving door of boyfriends, you’d think SWITCHED AT BIRTH’s Daphne would of all people deserve a break. Unfortunately for our heroine, television demands two things: Drama and eye candy. Which is precisely why it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that when the hit ABC family drama returns for the tail end of its freshman season on Monday September 3 at 8PM, it brings with it the perfect mix of both. For specifics, we recently caught up with the delightful Daphne herself, star Katie Leclerc to preview what challenges lie ahead for her character on both the home and professional fronts. [Read more…]

Can Bay and Emmett’s Relationship Withstand the Betrayal? SWITCHED AT BIRTH Star Vanessa Marano Teases Season Two

Kicking off its emotional second season on September 3rd, ABC Family’s drama series SWITCHED AT BIRTH doesn’t waste anytime jumping back into the volatile world of two teenage girls trying to navigate the increasingly tricky world of their intertwined families.  Before the spring break, Bay Kennish had just found out a secret that broke her heart, that her boyfriend Emmett had cheated on her.  For fans rooting for the star-crossed couple, it was heart-wrenching. In a recent conference call, star Vanessa Marano talked about the painful choices that lie ahead for Bay and whether Bay and Emmett’s relationship can withstand the betrayal. [Read more…]