Switched at Birth

ABC Family Switched at Birth TV showNetwork: ABC Family
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: June 6, 2011 — present
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, Constance Marie, D. W. Moffett, Lea Thompson, Lucas Grabeel, Ivonne Coll, and Sean Berdy.

TV show description:      
This dramatic TV series tells the story of two teenage girls who discover that they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. As a result, they are raised in very different environments than what they would have been.

An artistic teenager, Bay Kennish (Vanessa Marano) grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother. Privileged and eccentric, she’s lived a charmed life with the family she thought was her own. She was raised by her stay-at-home mom Kathryn (Lea Thompson) and former professional baseball player father John (D. W. Moffett), in the wealthy neighborhood Mission Hills, Kansas, along with her brother Toby (Lucas Grabeel).

After studying blood types in school, Bay begins to wonder why her blood type does not match her parents’. The family has some genetic tests done and discover that Bay is not biologically related to them. They discover that the hospital mistakenly switched her with another female newborn, Daphne Vasquez (Katie Leclerc).

She’s a deaf teen living with her struggling single mother Regina (Constance Marie) and Puerto Rican grandmother (Ivonne Coll) in a working-class neighborhood in Riverside, Missouri. A case of meningitis caused Daphne to lose her hearing as a child so she attends Carlton, a school for the Deaf, where she plays basketball and learns sign language.

Emmett (Sean Berdy) is Daphne’s sweet but protective best friend. Also deaf, he has a passion for photography and can be often found taking pictures or riding his motorcycle. His mother Melody (Marlee Matlin), is best friends with Daphne’s mom, Regina.

Things come to a dramatic head when the families meet and struggle to learn how to live together for the sake of the girls.

Series Finale:     
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This TV series has not ended yet.
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What do you think? Are you a fan of the Switched at Birth TV show? How long would you like to see it continue?

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  1. Brenda says

    I love this show, I’ve watch it from day one. I’ve told all my friend and family what a great family show this is. It teaches great family lesson for kids and the shows were up to date the what is happen in the world” bring it back!!!!!!!!

  2. Rod says

    This high quality show must contunue, to help our two worlds become more like one. The inspiration to comunicate and understand transcends the “Switched At Birth” story. Learning how the gap can be bridged between hearing and deaf, with the artful insight of this show’s amazing team, is a message too important to be lost to ratings. Please tell others to watch for the first time or again. It is a great show on so many levels.

    • Brandy says

      S3ened with Bay taking the fall for Daohne,midseason four need with Bay /Emmet breaking up in California..s4 returns Aug 24 2015

  3. Heather says

    I love this show! I have never watched one through all the seasons like this one. Everyone I make watch it with me gets into it. I hope it keeps going. Even my husband loves it. We are waiting for the next episode!! The actors are great and the show always keep you hanging. I like how the situations make you think about what you would do, and that even though life has tough dilemmas it ‘s about working together to get through them.

  4. Lynn Greenberg says

    Switched at Birth is one of my husband’s and my favorite shows. We would really miss it if it ever got cancelled.

  5. Kathryn Gail says

    This is a unique, unique show. Where else on TV can you see a family struggling with a daughter’s handicap (amazing, we see deaf actors signing on TV!) while we are also in love with a teen and her sister trying to understand friendship, sexual awakening, job difficulty and family economics. Please keep this show sgoing for all of us to continue seeing our world as it really is.

    • Brandy says

      The season four Christmas episode is on Dec 8& the first half of season four should/might air in Jan then the second half in June

  6. susan says

    i sure hope they keep Switched at Birth going the only one of my fav shows left from ABC FAMILY CHANNEL!

  7. says

    I’ve really enjoyed this show. All of the actors are great,from the seasoned ones to the new ones. I hope this show will be on for along time.

  8. maggie says

    I like this show it shows friendship love and how hard some people lives can be we live in a society that judges way to quick. Don’t take it off it might show some people how much other peoples lives can be!!

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