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Switched at Birth 

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Two teenage girls' lives are turned upside down when they find out they were switched at birth.

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Lizzy Weiss
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Series cast summary:
Katie Leclerc ...  Daphne Vasquez / ... 104 episodes, 2011-2017
Vanessa Marano ...  Bay Kennish / ... 104 episodes, 2011-2017
Constance Marie ...  Regina Vasquez / ... 104 episodes, 2011-2017
D.W. Moffett ...  John Kennish 104 episodes, 2011-2017
Lea Thompson ...  Kathryn Kennish 104 episodes, 2011-2017
Lucas Grabeel ...  Toby Kennish / ... 104 episodes, 2011-2017
Sean Berdy ...  Emmett Bledsoe 98 episodes, 2011-2017
Ryan Lane ...  Travis Barnes 62 episodes, 2012-2017
Gilles Marini ...  Angelo Sorrento 55 episodes, 2011-2017
Marlee Matlin ...  Melody Bledsoe 46 episodes, 2011-2017
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Tells the story of two teen girls who discover that they were accidentally switched at birth. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing as a child due to a case of meningitis, grew up with a single mother in a poor neighborhood. Things come to a dramatic head when both families meet and struggle to learn how to live together for the sake of the girls. Written by Anonymous

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One mistake changed two families forever.

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Drama | Family | Romance

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Episode titles are named after art pieces. See more »

Goofs

This series took place in Kansas City, but took an approach that is actually common to TV shows trying to limit their clothing and scenery budgets, which is to pretend that winters (especially fierce Midwestern winters) don't exist. Characters wear short sleeves year round. See more »

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Referenced in Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Lea Thompson (2016) See more »

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A promising start
14 June 2011 | by thereflexSee all my reviews

This TV series shows promise. The actors are fine and the character development and premise of the story is quite involving. If the writers consistently produce solid scripts and story arcs, this show should do well. The idea of the switched at birth formula mixed with the prince and the pauper fable (and the deaf girl embellishment) makes for a rather refreshing plot backdrop. With this set up, they can go anywhere and everywhere with it. Also, there are many details that can make for interesting plot situations, ethnic and cultural diversity, economic class disparity, family situations (one doesn't have a father, the other has a grandmother), so many different things that the writers can play off of. It's good that neither of the two girls are super famous actresses. It would take away attention from the story. The writers have also avoided falling into the stereotypical cliché of everything involved with race and economic diversity. It would be great if the show concentrates on the human drama and that it stays away from politically correct preaching. On the whole, the show does indeed show promise.


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6 June 2011 (USA) See more »

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