PREVIEW: ABC Family Monday Night Soaps SECRET LIFE & SWITCHED AT BIRTH

Determined to get pregnant again, Adrian goes to her doctor, where she has an epiphany about what and whom she truly wants in life, on THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER, premiering on Monday, August 8 (8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT).

In the one-hour episode, “Flip Flop,” Adrian is convinced she wants to have another baby, until she begins to weigh her options. Quickly, she discovers it is not Ben she wants, but Ricky, in turn asking Ben to move out and end their marriage – but will Ben go along with the plan?

Knowing what Adrian is after, Amy cannot help but feel threatened and begins to doubt Ricky’s ability to stay faithful. Meanwhile, Nora decides to rent a room from George to try and get back on her feet.

The series cast includes Shailene Woodley, Ken Baumann, Mark Derwin, India Eisley, Greg Finley, Daren Kagasoff, Megan Park, Francia Raisa with Steve Schirripa and Molly Ringwald. In “Flip Flop,” the guest stars include Anne Ramsay, Philip Anthony-Rodriguez, Elaine Kagan, Allen Evangelista, Amy Rider, L.Scott Caldwell, Sinqua Walls, Brian George and Ernie Hudson. Special guest star includes Jennifer Coolidge.



Just as Bay had given up hope of ever meeting her biological father, she receives the surprise of her life, while Daphne struggles with Emmett and Bay’s relationship, on the summer finale of SWITCHED AT BIRTH on ABC Family, premiering Monday, August 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

In “The Homecoming,” Bay’s biological father, Angelo (Gilles Marini), shows up at her school art show, causing Bay much stress. Not sure how to react, she decides she does not want anything to do with him, until the curiosity is too much to bear. After a brief encounter, Bay introduces Angelo to the Kennishes and Daphne, who has no memory of the man who walked out on her. Unable to figure out why he is here, Regina assures the Kennishes that leaving is Angelo’s specialty, and they will not have to worry about his presence for long. Although Regina is furious with Angelo, it becomes clear the two have a more complicated history than any have realized. Meanwhile, Daphne decides to tell Emmett how she feels about him, triggering a whole stream of emotions for Emmett who has always loved her. Although Emmett knows picking Daphne would be easier than dating Bay, he finds his choice harder to make than he ever expected.

ABC Family recently gave a back-season order of 22 episodes to the network’s one-hour original drama, “Switched at Birth,” giving the break-out series a full first season order. The series, which premiered this June with a 10-episode episode order, is scheduled to return in early 2012.

SWITCHED AT BIRTH is executive-produced by Lizzy Weiss, Paul Stupin and John Ziffren. The series also stars newcomer Katie Leclerc as Daphne Vasquez; Vanessa Marano (THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) as Bay Kennish; Constance Marie (GEORGE LOPEZ) as Regina Vasquez; D.W. Moffett (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) as John Kennish; Lea Thompson (Back to the Future) as Kathryn Kennish; Lucas Grabeel (High School Musical) as Toby Kennish; and newcomer Sean Berdy as Emmett.



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1 comment:

  1. Switched at Birth is a nifty soap in many ways but there are areas where it could improve. I think it is the only ABC Family show that makes an explicit, though tepid, examination of class and, to a much lesser extent, race.

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