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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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USA

Release Date:

6 June 2011 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Vanessa Marano (Bay Kennish) has a sister named Laura Marano who is also an actress. Laura has never acted in Switched at Birth, but when Vanessa was asked to bring in photos of herself for the set, she brought in photos of both her and her sister. In season 3 episode 17 - "Girl With Death Mask (She Plays Alone)" - Bay visits her cousin, and he shows her a picture of her deceased, biological aunt. Laura is the aunt in the picture. 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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Better than most ABCFamily shows
23 June 2011 | by specklescitSee all my reviews

When I saw the first commercial for this show, my interest was piqued. I admit it, I've always been interested in this type of storyline. not exactly "feel good" subjects, but fascinating nonetheless. But then I remembered the network this show is on. It's not bad in and of itself, but when I look at The Secret Life of the American Teenager -- another show I thought had an intriguing plot but was ruined quickly with horrible acting and unrealistic story lines -- and I got a little bit leery.

I was mistaken, and I'm glad I was.

This series shows promise, like a previous reviewer said. The cast is great (I love Vanessa Marano and Lea Thompson, so right there I was sold). The premise is fascinating, and the acting is GOOD. I'm actually really surprised this wasn't pitched at a network/that a network didn't pick it up, because it has a lot of potential. I hope it stays this good.


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