Switched at Birth

Series Summary
Bay Kennish is a teenager who grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother. Fellow teen Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing at an early age, was raised by a single mother in a working-class neighborhood. One day in her high-school chemistry class, Bay discovers that her blood type doesn't match either of her parents'. Official tests confirm that Bay is not her parents' birth child. When the Kennish family meets Daphne and her mom, Regina, they realize that the girls were switched at birth. The news prompts the Kennishes to allow Regina -- who is experiencing financial difficulties -- Daphne and Daphne's grandmother to live in their guest house. The two polar-opposite families struggle to learn how to live together for the sake of the girls, who try to keep their footing in both the world they know and the new one into which they are thrown.

Air Dates: 2011 - Present

Genres: Drama

Network: FREEFRM

Episodes

  • Season 4, Ep. 20 : And Always Searching for Beauty Oct 26, 2015

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    Bay showcases her work in her first art show; Daphne applies for an international internship that would bring her closer to Quinn; Kathryn becomes upset with John when he storms out of a deal negotiation; Regina is confronted over Eric's secret.

  • Season 4, Ep. 19 : A Mad Tea Party Oct 19, 2015

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    Bay hosts Lily's baby shower when Regina is called away by an emergency; Kathryn gets into an argument with Professor Marillo, leaving Daphne caught in the middle.

  • Season 4, Ep. 18 : The Accommodations of Desire Oct 12, 2015

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    Bay believes she is ready for a new relationship while others have their doubts; Daphne's correspondence with Quinn leads to problems with Mingo; John and Kathryn investigate financial opportunities; Lily and Toby prepare to be parents.

  • Season 4, Ep. 17 : To the Victor Belong the Spoils Oct 5, 2015

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    Daphne and Mingo raise funds for a sign-language school in Mexico; Bay becomes angered when her art is appropriated by a student; Regina pays the price for prying into Eric's past; Toby and Lily face hard decisions.

  • Season 4, Ep. 16 : Borrowing Your Enemy's Arrows Sep 28, 2015

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    Daphne and Mingo learn that bad blood exists between their parents; Bay has an awkward encounter with Tank at a restaurant.

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Based on 5 Critics
Critic Reviews ( 3 )
Fan Reviews ( 0 )
  • Katie Leclerc is instantly, sunnily appealing as Daphne....Vanessa Marano is fine as the other misplaced kid, except she's a sulker and sort of a drag. [13 Jun 2011, p.48] Show More

  • High concept, and yet it works, thanks to solid acting. Show More

  • If the situation of Switched at Birth often seems surreal and at times contrived (seriously, no one is going to even call a lawyer? Or a therapist? Or the hospital?), the performances keep the story grounded as yet another alternative American family blooms under the California sun. Show More

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