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SWITCHED AT BIRTH
Air Date: Monday, August 12, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC FAMILY
Episode Title: (#220) "The Merrymakers"
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PRE-WEDDING FESTIVITIES TAKE AN UNEXPECTED TURN IN AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF "SWITCHED AT BIRTH" AIRING MONDAY, AUGUST 12 AT 8:00PM ET/PT

Burbank, CA (July 23, 2013) - Toby and Nikki end up in unexpected places when their pre-wedding parties go awry, in an all-new episode of "Switched at Birth," airing Monday, August 12 at 8:00PM ET/PT on ABC Family.

In "The Merrymakers," Bay and Daphne throw Nikki an impromptu bachelorette party while a call from Simone alters the course of Toby's bachelor party. Meanwhile, Kathryn is surprised at Jennice's (guest star Joey Lauren Adams, "Chasing Amy") extravagant wedding requests, and a change in their living situation leads Angelo and Regina to reevaluate their relationship.

"Switched at Birth" is executive-produced by Lizzy Weiss ("Blue Crush"), Paul Stupin ("Make It or Break It"), Becky Hartman Edwards ("Parenthood") and John Ziffren ("Melissa & Joey," "Make It or Break It"). The series stars 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; Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe; and Gilles Marini ("Brothers and Sisters") as Angelo Sorrento with guest star Marlee Matlin ("The West Wing").

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SWITCHED AT BIRTH (ABC FAMILY)
Returns Tuesday, January 6
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/6/11 - ???
STATUS:
returning this winter (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
4 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC Family's press release, November 2014) ABC Family's Peabody Award-winning drama series, "Switched at Birth," begins its fourth season on a new night: Tuesday, January 6, 9:00PM - 10:00PM ET/PT. The season picks up right after graduation with the family and Emmett discovering Bay's impulsive decision - and no one is happy about it. Meanwhile, Daphne is determined to prove herself worthy of her switchster's sacrifice while also dealing with the challenges of a whole new world of college. Bess Armstrong ("My So-Called Life") and Max Adler ("Glee") will recur throughout the season. ABC Family will air a special holiday episode of "Switched at Birth" on Monday, December 8 from 9:00PM - 10:00PM ET/PT.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Constance Marie as Regina Vasquez
· D.W. Moffet as John Kennish
· Gilles Marini as Angelo Sorrento
· Katie Leclerc as Daphne Vasquez
· Lea Thompson as Kathryn Kennish
· Lucas Grabeel as Toby Kennish
· Marlee Matlin as Melody
· Sean Berdy as Emmett
· Vanessa Marano as Bay Kennish
CREW INFORMATION:
· John Ziffren as EP
· Lizzy Weiss as CRTR/EP
· Paul Stupin as EP
· Steve Miner as DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· no information is available