Thursday, October 22, 2015

'Switched at Birth' Renewed for Fifth Season on ABC Family

The cast of Switched at Birth. Photo Credit: ABC Family/Todd Wawrychuk
Switched at Birth has been renewed for a fifth season! ABC Family announced the renewal today, meaning the series will reach a milestone 100 episodes in the upcoming run. The fourth season finale of the Peabody Award-winning drama airs Monday, October 26, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. ABC Family is becoming Freeform in January 2016.

"Every season Switched at Birth continues to deliver fresh, relatable storylines that tackle important social issues, reflecting what our audience experiences daily," said Karey Burke, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development. "We're excited to see where Lizzy [Weiss, executive producer] will take these characters next."

The critically acclaimed Switched at Birth is a family drama exploring early adulthood, blended families and deaf culture, and includes scenes shot entirely in American Sign Language.

Switched at Birth has been honored with a Peabody Award as well as a Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming and an Imagen Award for Best Primetime Program. The series stars Katie Leclerc as Daphne Vasquez, Vanessa Marano as Bay Kennish, Constance Marie as Regina Vasquez, D.W. Moffett as John Kennish, Lea Thompson as Kathryn Kennish; Lucas Grabeel as Toby Kennish, Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe with guest star Marlee Matlin as Melody Bledsoe.

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