The summer TV season has begun, as most of the Midseason series have wrapped up and we're starting to see the networks roll out their summer offerings. Once upon a time, summer was the down season for TV, but in this day and age, cable and network television offer a nice variety of scripted and unscripted programming to fill the gap between spring and fall.
Switched at Birth may have initially been known for its oddball “babies switched at a hospital” premise. However, now it is as much known for its varied and intricate cast of deaf characters, and Switched at Birth executive producer Lizzy Weiss has been wanting to utilize her cast members to great effect. To do so, ABC Family has signed on for an episode that will be told entirely in American Sign Language.
This Friday night, ABC Family will kick off their annual 13 Nights of Halloween. The event will begin with back-to-back Addams Family on Friday, October 19, and each night that follows will feature evening programming and movies of varying degrees of spookiness. We have a video that offers thirteen of the scariest moments from the event, including peeks at upcoming episodes of Switched at Birth and Pretty Little Liars.
ABC Family had mostly good news for their original series today. The cable network made the announcement that we'll be seeing more Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy, Switched at Birth and Bunheads. Unfortunately, fans of Jane by Design will be disappointed to learn that the fashion-focused dramedy has been cancelled.
Switched at Birth will see a guest appearance from a classic 1980s TV mom, who will apparently bring a whole lot of drama when she pops in for a visit. Meredith Baxter, who played Elyse Keaton, picture perfect 1980s suburban wife and mother to Mallory and Alex on the hugely popular hit Family Ties will have a guest role in the ABC Family series when it returns to the screen in January.
Summer shows deserve love too, right? Fox posted more nominees for the 2011 Teen Choice Awards and among the added categories are Choice Summer TV Show, and Choice Summer TV Star (Male/Female). ABC Family’s The Nine Lives of Chloe King also managed to score some nominations for Choice Breakout Show, and Breakout Star.
I’m sure there are plenty of universally nightmarish scenarios for parents, and I’m willing to bet, learning that your child was switched at birth and you’ve been raising someone else’s child ranks pretty high up there. ABC Family’s new drama series Switched at Birth tells the story of two teenage girls who learn they were raised by the wrong parents.
I recently tweeted my “secret” excitement over ABC Family’s upcoming hour-long drama series Switched at Birth. Actor D.W. Moffett (Friday Night Lights) tweeted back, “You don’t have to be secretly excited. Tell everyone!” So here I am, telling everyone and to celebrate my admission to being genuinely intrigued by the premise of Switched At Birth, I have some info, videos and photos to share with you courtesy of ABC Family.
While in reality, two babies being switched at birth sounds like a complete nightmare, you have to admit, the subject does make for an interesting drama premise and apparently, ABC Family agrees. (No, it's not a reality show.)