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Studio71 Adapting Ya Novel ‘Saving Zoë’ Into Feature Starring Laura, Vanessa Marano

Studio71 has completed principal photography on a feature film entitled Saving Zoë -- an adaptation of the hit young adult novel by Alyson Noël.

The New York Times best seller tells the story of a high school freshman named Echo, who is determined to solve the mystery of her sister Zoë’s murder using diary entries left behind. The film stars real-life sisters Laura (War With Grandpa) and Vanessa Marano (Switched At Birth), as well as Giorgia Whigham (13 Reasons Why), Chris Tavarez (Big Momma's House 2), and Nathaniel Bucolic (Hacksaw Ridge).

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Studio71 Aboard ‘Saving Zoë’ Film With Laura & Vanessa Marano; Urbanworld Film Festival Unveils Lineup — Film Briefs

Studio71 Aboard ‘Saving Zoë’ Film With Laura & Vanessa Marano; Urbanworld Film Festival Unveils Lineup — Film Briefs
Studio71 is producing the film adaptation to Alyson Noël’s bestselling young adult novel Saving Zoë starring sisters Laura & Vanessa Marano. Jeffrey Hunt is directing the pic, which follows high school freshman Echo (Laura), who after the murder of her sister Zoë (Vanessa), is determined to uncover what led to her sister's demise through the secret diary entries Zoë left behind. Giorgia Whigham, Chris Tavarez, and Nathaniel Bucolic co-star in the film, which was written…
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Switched at Birth: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Six on Freeform?

Vulture WatchWhat's in store for "switsters" Daphne and Bay? Has the Switched at Birth TV show been cancelled or renewed for a sixth season on Freeform? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Switched at Birth, season six. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About?Airing on , Switched at Birth follows Daphne Vasquez (Katie Leclerc) and Bay Kennish (Vanessa Marano). Their lives are turned upside after Bay discovers that, as babies, they were sent home from the hospital with the wrong families. A family drama, Switched at Birth explores early adulthood, blended families, and deaf culture. It also includes scenes shot entirely in American Sign Language. In addition, the
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Switched at Birth: Season Six; Would You Have Watched?

Warning: Switched at Birth TV Series Finale SpoilersAfter five seasons, the groundbreaking Switched at Birth TV show bid fans farewell in the memorable Freeform TV series finale, "Long Live Love." But the question remains, is there still demand for season six? Take our poll and tell us what you think.A blended family drama on the Freeform cable channel, Switched at Birth stars Katie Leclerc as Daphne Vasquez and Vanessa Marano as Bay Kennish. The cast also includes Lea Thompson, Constance Marie, Ryan Lane, D.W. Moffett, Lucas Grabeel, Rachel Shenton, Sean Berdy, and Marlee Martin. Read More…
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Switched at Birth: The Ending You Didn't See and Could There Be a Revival?

After five seasons, Switched at Birth aired its final episode this week. Recently, creator Lizzy Weiss spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the Freeform series finale.The drama 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 Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, Constance Marie, D.W. Moffett, Lea Thompson, Lucas Grabeel, and Sean Berdy.Read More…
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Switched at Birth: Freeform Releases B-t-s TV Series Finale Photos

The Switched at Birth TV series finale, episode 5.10, "Long Live Love," aired last night on Freeform. The blended Kennish-Vasquez family and their circle friends will continue to live out their lives in Mission Hills Kansas, East Riverside, Missouri, and even Japan. To celebrate this family drama series, Freeform has released behind-the-scenes photos from the finale. Check them out, below.Airing on the Freeform cable channel, Switched at Birth stars Katie Leclerc as Daphne Vasquez and Vanessa Marano as Bay Kennish. The cast also includes Lea Thompson, Constance Marie, Ryan Lane, D.W. Moffett, Lucas Grabeel, Sean Berdy, and Marlee Martin. The girls' lives are turned upside after Bay discovers that, as babies, they were sent home from the hospital with the wrong families. In the aftermath, they learn work together to establish a new kind of blended family. A family drama, Switched
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Switched at Birth

Network: ABC Family/FreeformEpisodes: 103 (hour)Seasons: FiveTV show dates: June 6, 2011 -- April 11, 2017Series status: CancelledPerformers 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
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Switched at Birth Series Finale: How Did It All End?

Switched at Birth Series Finale: How Did It All End?
The Kennish/Vasquez clan said their goodbyes on tonight's series finale of Freeform's Switched at Birth, and it was both a beautiful ending and a beautiful beginning for the entire family.  Bay (Vanessa Marano) decided that instead of moving to Japan with Travis (Ryan Lane), they would continue their relationship long distance, and her ex Emmet (Sean Berdy) would go with him in her place, which makes sense, given that Travis' vision of her in Japan mostly included meditation and temple visiting, and she was starting to make strides in the tattoo world.  Daphne (Katie Leclerc), meanwhile, was totally shut down in an interview for an orthopedic surgery internship, but she reunited with Mingo (Adam...
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'Switched at Birth' Creator on Series-Finale "Controversy," Scrapped Ending

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Tuesday's series finale of Switched at Birth, "Long Live Love."]

Switched at Birth ended its five-season run on Tuesday with an eventful 90-minute farewell.

The final episode of the Peabody-winning family drama ended things by looking back at how the series started. It contained several flashbacks to when everyone in the Kennish and Vasquez families — well, almost everyone — found out that Bay (Vanessa Marano) and Daphne (Katie Leclerc) had been switched at birth. At first, the flashbacks happened because Kathryn (Lea Thompson) was feeling nostalgic about Regina (Constance Marie) deciding to move...
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Watch: ‘Switched at Birth’ Cast Discusses Series Finale (Exclusive Video)

Watch: ‘Switched at Birth’ Cast Discusses Series Finale (Exclusive Video)
The series finale of “Switched at Birth” will air this Tuesday at 9 p.m. after a five year run on Freeform.

Switched at Birth” premiered on then-ABC Family in 2011 and explored the changing relationships between two families after it was revealed that, at the hospital, due to an error, each family had taken home the other’s infant. The show also dealt with the differing background of the two girls, one of whom was raised in an affluent neighborhood and the other in a lower-income part of town, and the fact that one of the girls was deaf.

The Peabody Award-winning show was well-known for its portrayal of deaf culture, with some entire scenes shot solely in American Sign Language (Asl).

In the video clip, executive producers and cast members discuss how the show impacted them and what they hope it means to its viewers.

Vanessa Marano, who played Bay Kennish, talked
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Switched at Birth: Freeform to Celebrate the Series with a 90 Minute Finale

Switched at Birth is going out with a bang. Today, Freeform announced the upcoming series finale will be 90 minutes long.The drama, which follows the lives of two teenage girls who were switched at birth, is currently in its fifth and final season. The cast includes Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, Constance Marie, D.W. Moffett, Lea Thompson, Lucas Grabeel, and Sean Berdy.Read More…
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Switched at Birth: Season Five Ratings

There's need to worry that Switched at Birth will be cancelled since it's already been announced that season five is the end. This time around, there's also just 10 episodes. Will Switched at Birth end with high ratings? Will the Freeform execs wish they'd ordered a sixth season? Stay tuned.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 Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, Constance Marie, D.W. Moffett, Lea Thompson, Lucas Grabeel, and Sean Berdy.Below are the show's TV ratings, typically the best way to tell if the series will be cancelled or renewed. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress. Read More…
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Exclusive: 'Switched at Birth' Stars Reflect on the Series' Most 'Groundbreaking' Moments Before the Final Season!

Exclusive: 'Switched at Birth' Stars Reflect on the Series' Most 'Groundbreaking' Moments Before the Final Season!
It's the beginning of the end for Switched at Birth!

Since 2011, Freeform (née ABC Family) fans have come to know and love the Kennish and Valdez families, and now it's time to say goodbye to the wildly unique drama because the fifth and final season bows tonight.

Et sat down with series stars Vanessa Marano and Katie Leclerc at the Television Critics Association winter press tour earlier this month to get the inside scoop on why Switched was such a groundbreaking show and what's coming up for Bay and Daphne in this final chapter.

More: Switched at Birth's Vanessa Marano on Bay and Toby's What-If Relationship

For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past six years, Switched at Birth stars two young women who were -- you guessed it! -- switched at birth, and it has tackled countless groundbreaking topics since its premiere six years ago.

"The fact that
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Switched at Birth: Vanessa Marano on Ending the Freeform Series

It's time to say goodbye. Switched at Birth star Vanessa Marano recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the upcoming final season of the Freeform TV show.The drama 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 also includes Katie Leclerc, Lea Thompson, Constance Marie, Sean Berdy, D.W. Moffett, Lucas Grabeel, and Giles Marini.Read More…
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'Gilmore Girls' Star Talks Correctly Predicting Those Final 4 Words

A week before Netflix released the highly anticipated Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life back in November, The Hollywood Reporter asked cast old and new to predict the final four words.

Much to THR's surprise, one castmember got it right. (At least 75 percent of it.) Vanessa Marano, who played April Nardini for the last two seasons during the series' original run, guessed that last four words would be "Mom, I'm pregnant, psych."

The actress was equally shocked – if not more so.

"I was sitting there watching with my little sister. She was like, 'I...
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Switched at Birth: Freeform Stars Say Thank You to the Fans

Switched at Birth is coming to an end. In honor of the show's fifth and final season, Freeform has released new videos featuring the stars thanking fans.The drama 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.Read More…
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Switched at Birth: Freeform Stars Tease the End for Their Characters

What's in store for the final season of Switched at Birth? Recently, stars Vanessa Marano and Katie Leclerc spoke with TV Guide about the upcoming fifth and final season of the Freeform TV show.The drama 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.Read More…
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‘Gilmore Girls’: Netflix Teases (or Trolls) a New Season With a Potential Rory Spoiler Pic

‘Gilmore Girls’: Netflix Teases (or Trolls) a New Season With a Potential Rory Spoiler Pic
Oy with the poodles already, Netflix! While many “Gilmore Girls” fans have already binge-watched the revival, taken it in, were confused, and finally accepted the ending, now Netflix comes and toys with our emotions.

[Editor’s Note: Spoilers for “Gilmore Girls” follow. Proceed at your own risk.]

Read More: ‘Gilmore Girls’: That Ending Was Perfect, and We Need to Accept It

On Thursday, the streaming service tweeted out a picture that had many fans scratching their heads and asking, “are you messing with us?” Since the “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” episodes premiered on Thanksgiving weekend, many have been speculating that the cliffhanger ending could mean there is another season in the works.

The last episode ends with Rory (Alexis Bledel) telling Lorelai (Lauren Graham) that she’s pregnant. We don’t get told who the father is since the scene fades to black and cuts to the credits.

Netflix then posted the image below, which shows Logan (Matt Czuchry
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Switched at Birth: Final Season Teaser Released by Freeform

"Our girls are home!" That's the cry from Lea Thompson's Kathryn Kennish, in Freeform's new teaser for the fifth and final season of its Switched at Birth TV show. Watch Bay (Vanessa Marano) and Daphne (Katie Leclerc) return from their 10 month trip to China, after the jump.Switched at Birth, season five, premieres on Freeform, Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 9:00pm Et/Pt. While Freeform decided to end the show, so there will be no season six, we still have plenty of new episodes headed our way. A family drama featuring Deaf Culture, Switched at Birth also stars Constance Marie, D.W. Moffett, and Lucas Grabeel. Marlee Matline and Sean Berdy guest star. Read More…
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Switched at Birth: Freeform Previews Final Season Premiere in Pop-Up Santa Surprise

While most Switched at Birth TV show fans have been waiting for what seems like forever, for the season five premiere, for some, the wait is over. A select few have already seen the Switched at Birth season five opening episode, "The Call." Furthermore, the lucky ducks got to mix and mingle with the Freeform series cast during a Pop Up Santa event at the La School for the Deaf, where the stars made a surprise appearance.Frequent guest star Marlee Matlin showed up first. The students were already thrilled by her appearance. She then revealed series regulars Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, Constance Marie, and Lucas Grabeel  were also on hand. The crowd went wild. The fifth and final
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