My name is Erin Kirkpatrick and I work on behalf of ABC Family, who is premiering an all new original series Switched At Birth, on Monday June 6, at 9/8c! Below is a press release announcing the official premiere of ABC Family’s groundbreaking original new series, which will include Marlee Matlin in a guest-starring role. Please feel free to share this news with your readers! Also, here is a captioned preview for you to post if you are interested:
Official Site: http://abcfamily.go.com/shows/switched-at-birth
Switched at Birth, a one-hour scripted drama, tells the story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing at an early age due to a case of meningitis, grew up with a single mother in a working-class 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.
Switched at Birth stars newcomer 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, Caroline in the City) as Kathryn Kennish; and Lucas Grabeel (High School Musical) as Toby Kennish.
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ABC Family’s Groundbreaking New Original Series “Switched at Birth”
Premieres Monday, June 6 at 9:00 ET/PT
Lea Thompson and Constance Marie co-star in the project, which will follow
“The Secret Life of the American Teenager.”
[via press release from ABC Family]
ABC FAMILY’S GROUNDBREAKING NEW ORIGINAL SERIES “SWITCHED AT BIRTH”
PREMIERES MONDAY, JUNE 6 AT 9:00 ET/PT
Lea Thompson and Constance Marie Both Mark Their Return to Television As
Mothers Who Learn Their Daughters Were Switched in the Hospital after Birth
Academy Award (R) Winner Marlee Matlin Will Appear in a Guest-Starring Role
Burbank, CA (May 9, 2011) – ABC Family’s new one-hour scripted drama,
“Switched at Birth,” tells the story of two teenage girls who discover they
were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Bay Kennish grew up
in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while Daphne Vasquez,
who lost her hearing at an early age due to a case of meningitis, grew up
with a single mother in a working class 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. “Switched at Birth” premieres on ABC
Family on Monday, June 6 at 9:00PM ET/PT, following an all-new episode of
“The Secret Life of the American Teenager.”
John and Kathryn Kennish have led the “perfect” life – he a retired
professional athlete and she a stay-at-home mom, having together raised
their two children, Bay and Toby, in an idyllic neighborhood. But their
world is turned upside down when they learn there was a mistake at the
hospital and Bay is not their birth child. Bay discovers in her high school
chemistry class that her blood type does not appear to match either of her
parents’, and official tests confirm the life-altering news. The family
meets Regina Vasquez and her daughter, Daphne. A single mom, Regina has
worked hard to take care of Daphne, a member of her school’s basketball
team, and a typical teenager in every way except that she is deaf. Daphne
lives with her mother and grandmother, and attends her deaf and hard of
hearing school with her best friend, Emmett.
The girls struggle to keep their footing in the world they know and the new
one into which they have both been thrown. Both questioning their identities
— Bay, a rebellious and talented street artist, is fascinated to learn that
her birth mother, Regina, is also an artistic type; Daphne’s love of sports
is shared with her birth father, John, once a professional baseball player.
When financial difficulties arise for Regina, she accepts the Kennishes’
offer that she, Daphne and Daphne’s grandmother all live in the Kennishes’
guest house, giving everyone a chance to get to know each another.
Academy Award(R)-winner Marlee Matlin will guest star in several episodes
this season as Melody, a school counselor who is Regina’s best friend and
mother to Emmett.
“Switched at Birth” is executive-produced by Lizzy Weiss (“Blue Crush”),
Paul Stupin (“Make It or Break It”) and John Ziffren (“Melissa & Joey,”
“Make It or Break It”). The series also stars newcomer 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,” “Caroline in
the City”) as Kathryn Kennish; Lucas Grabeel (“High School Musical”) as Toby
Kennish; and newcomer Sean Berdy as Emmett.
Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over
98 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today’s
families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relevant stories
about today’s relationships, all told with diversity, passion, humor and
heart. ABC Family’s programming is a mix of network defining original series
and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals.
ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with “13 Nights
of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas!” ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.
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