This tv drama is about two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched at birth in hospital. It stars Katie Leclerc and Vanessa Marano as the two girls.
The show was created by Lizzy Weiss who wrote the screenplay of the 2002 film Blue Crush, a romance about a hard-core surfer girl. The show premieres this Monday.
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; DW 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. Creator Lizzy Weiss (“Blue Crush”) serves as executive producer, along with Paul Stupin (“Make It or Break It”) and John Ziffren (“Melissa & Joey,” “Make It or Break It”).
Premieres on ABC Family Monday, June 6, 2011 at 9 PM ET/PT