It turns out that there won’t be a sixth season of the Switched at Birth TV show on Freeform. Series creator and executive producer Lizzy Weiss has confirmed that season five will be the end. She wrote, “This season of #SwitchedatBirth will be our final one. We are ending the show after an amazing 103 episodes with pride, love, and gratitude.”
Switched at Birth follows the lives of two teenage girls after it’s discovered that they ended up with the others’ families as babies at the hospital. The cast includes Vanessa Marano, Katie Leclerc, Lea Thompson, Constance Marie, Sean Berdy, D.W. Moffett, Lucas Grabeel, and Giles Marini.
The series debuted in June 2011, won a Peabody Award in 2013, and features several deaf and hard-of-hearing series regulars. The fourth season finished airing in October 2015 was down by 28% in both the 18-49 demographic and total viewership. The fifth and final season has yet to be scheduled and will apparently have just 10 episodes (93 installments have aired over the previous four seasons).
What do you think? Are you a fan of this series? Do you think the final season of Switched at Birth should have been longer? Would you have watched a sixth season?