Monday, October 15, 2012


The switched baby trial begins on an all new episode of SWITCHED AT BIRTH, airing Monday, October 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

In "The Trial," the lawsuit against the hospital comes to a head as Angelo (guest star Gilles Marini, DANCING WITH THE STARS: ALL STARS) returns in time for the beginning of the trial.

Meanwhile, Bay scrambles to return the money she "borrowed" from John to help Zarra (guest star Tania Raymonde, LOST). Daphne and Jeff (guest star Justin Bruening, ALL MY CHILDREN) struggle in their relationship; and Emmett, Nikki (guest star Cassi Thomson, BIG LOVE) and Toby form a new band.

Watch a sneak peek below:

SWITCHED AT BIRTH is a family drama that explores blended families and deaf culture, with an array of deaf and hard-of-hearing actors, and includes scenes shot entirely in American Sign Language. SWITCHED AT BIRTH launched as the network’s #1 series debut of all time in Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Women 18-34, Adults 18-49 and Women 18-49, and overall, ranked as the #1 new cable series of Summer 2011 across its core female demos.

The "Switched At Birth" book by Kathryn Kennish (played by Lea Thompson) is the inside story of the SWITCHED AT BIRTH family as only a mother could tell it. In her memoir, Kathryn reveals the surprising and intimate layers of her story—from the private details of the switched-at-birth revelation to all that occurs in its aftermath, including Regina and Daphne's move into the Kennish household. In the wake of this immense shift, secrets and previously unexamined issues from Kathryn's and her family's past surface as they are forced to reexamine everything they assumed about what makes a family a family. The book, like the show, touches on themes that any family who has ever felt different or “not normal” will recognize and appreciate.

SWITCHED AT BIRTH won a Television Critics Association Award and Imagen Award this year and  has been honored with AFTRA’s (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) American Scene “Crystal” Award®”, the Producers Guild of America George Sunga Award and a Gracie Award.

The series stars Katie Leclerc as Daphne Vasquez; Vanessa Marano (GILMORE GIRLS) 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 Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe with guest star Marlee Matlin (THE WEST WING).

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