'Switched at Birth' Joins ABC Family Lineup
'Switched at Birth' Joins ABC Family Lineup
If you ever thought you didn't belong with your siblings or felt that no relative of yours ever understood you, you might be living the ABC Family series called Switched at Birth. This one-hour drama tells the story of two teenage girls who have fallen prey to a little mistake at the hospital when they were born. Now that they're all grown up, they finally discover this secret that will soon change the course of their lives.

One of the girls is Bay Kennish (Vanessa Marano), who lucked out and was raised in the lap of luxury. Her wealthy family consists of a mom, a dad and a brother -- and maybe a chauffeur and a butler in between. 

Meanwhile, Daphne Vasquez (Katie Leclerc) lives with her single mother in a neighborhood that pales in comparison to the Kennish territory. Worse, she lost her hearing at a young age because of meningitis. 

A twist of fate brings Bay and Daphne's families together. They never expected what would happen next. 

On Switched at Birth, the revelation finds these two girls living under the same roof and dealing with one another's families. It's a daily struggle to be around people you hardly know. But Bay and Daphne learn through their difficulties and help each other out as they spend more time with each other.

Lizzy Weiss (Blue Crush, Cashmere Mafia), Paul Stupin (Make It or Break It) and John Ziffren (Melissa & Joey, Make It or Break It) serve as the executive producers of ABC Family's Switched at Birth. The series also stars 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 Muisical) as Toby Kennish.

The one-hour scripted drama is airing in 2011 on ABC Family.

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