BIRTHDAYS BRING ALL SORTS OF SURPRISES, IN AN ALL NEW EPISODE
OF "SWITCHED AT BIRTH" PREMIERING, MONDAY, AUGUST 1ST
AT 9:00 ET/PT ON ABC FAMILY
Academy Award(R) Winner Marlee Matlin Guest Stars in Recurring Role
Burbank, CA (July 29, 2011) - While the Kennishes and the Vasquezes try to come to terms with knowing the secret Regina has held all these years, the two families come together to celebrate Bay and Daphne's birthday, all while Bay struggles with a secret of her own, on "Switched at Birth" on ABC Family, Monday, August 1 at 9:00PM ET/PT.
In "Paradise Lost," it is Bay and Daphne's birthday, and the Kennishes have decided to buy each daughter a car. While Bay is excited, Daphne is apprehensive about allowing them to shower her with a gift she knows her mother, Regina, could never afford. After Regina's been hiding out at Melody's house for a few days, she hopes to return home to celebrate the girls' birthdays together with the Kennishes. Meanwhile, Bay and Emmett's relationship is blossoming, but like most things, has been kept a secret.
"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.
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