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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Katie Leclerc ...  Daphne Vasquez / ... 103 episodes, 2011-2017
Vanessa Marano ...  Bay Kennish / ... 104 episodes, 2011-2017
Constance Marie ...  Regina Vasquez / ... 104 episodes, 2011-2017
D.W. Moffett ...  John Kennish 103 episodes, 2011-2017
Lea Thompson ...  Kathryn Kennish 103 episodes, 2011-2017
Lucas Grabeel ...  Toby Kennish / ... 103 episodes, 2011-2017
Sean Berdy ...  Emmett Bledsoe 97 episodes, 2011-2017
Ryan Lane ...  Travis Barnes 61 episodes, 2012-2017
Gilles Marini ...  Angelo Sorrento 55 episodes, 2011-2017
Marlee Matlin ...  Melody Bledsoe 44 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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Like the Twigg/Mays real-life birth swap (upon which the TV movie Switched at Birth (1991) was based), one of the mothers is named Regina. See more »

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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 The Talk: Episode dated 20 June 2011 (2011) See more »

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Surprisingly Charming
6 August 2011 | by eldestjaySee all my reviews

The thing that attracted me to this show was, of course, the title. "Pretty original" I thought. As far as I knew, no one else had ever tried to tackle such a profound subject. And yes, the subject is profound. Think about it. What if that happened to you? However, I was troubled when I heard the show was one of the many new shows that ABC Family was adding to their list. Why was I troubled? Because the day before, I had experienced the horror that is Cyberbully. But that's another story, and another review. But, I pushed through my doubts, and watched the pilot of Switched at Birth.

Although the show does not handle the extremity of the topic, it still manages to be a decent show. I enjoy it, I really do. And I think that the lightness which is used to deal with the premise of the show, actually works in its favor. If they tried to take it too seriously, ABC Family would most definitely ruin the entire spectrum of the show. Switched at Birth, while not genius in any way, shape, or form, is still a solid show. Although, for ABC Family, it's astounding.


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6 June 2011 (USA) See more »

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