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Switched at Birth: Season 1 (2011-2012)




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In the first series of this drama, two teenage girls discover they were sent home with the wrong families when they were newborns. The girls went on to lead very different lives: Artistic Bay Kennish (Vanessa Marano) grew up in a world of privilege, while athletic Daphne Vasquez (Katie Leclerc) was raised by a single mother and contracted an illness that left her deaf at a young age. The two families attempt to blend while a court case is being mounted against the hospital responsible for the switch.


Katie LeClerc
as Daphne Vasquez
Vanessa Marano
as Bay Kennish
Constance Marie
as Regina Vasquez
D.W. Moffett
as John Kennish
Lea Thompson
as Kathryn Kennish
Lucas Grabeel
as Toby Kennish
Sean Berdy
as Emmett Bledsoe
Marlee Matlin
as Melody Bledsoe
Gilles Marini
as Angelo Sorrento
Maiara Walsh
as Simone Sinclair
Justin Bruening
as Chef Jeff
Christopher Wiehl
as Patrick Beemer
Ivonne Coll
as Adrianna Vasquez
Sam Page
as Craig Tebbe
Brandon Bell
as Coach Medlock
Anthony Natale
as Cameron Bledsoe
Ryan Lane
as Travis
Meredith Baxter
as Bonnie Tamblyn Dixon
Shelley Long
as Rya Bellows
Corbin Bernsen
as James Wilkerson
Dee Wallace
as Colleen Vandernoot
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Critic Reviews for Switched at Birth: Season 1

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

I watched those scenes [between Daphne and Emmett] and felt like they were something I'd rarely seen before on television, often wishing that everything else could be similarly fresh.

September 11, 2013 | Full Review…

Switched at Birth is actually just a good teen drama.

September 11, 2013 | Full Review…

Although the story centers on a unique (and improbable) challenge that two families face, its messages resonate with a much broader audience.

September 11, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Katie Leclerc is instantly, sunnily appealing as Daphne, a hearing-impaired girl who learns she was sent home from the hospital with the wrong mom. Vanessa Marano is fine as the other misplaced kid, except she's a sulker and sort of a drag.

June 13, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Switched at Birth isn't the most innovative summer show of the season or the most sexy summer show on even its own network, but it might be the one with the most potential for broad appeal.

September 11, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…

If the situation of Switched at Birth often seems surreal and at times contrived, the performances keep the story grounded as yet another alternative American family blooms under the California sun.

June 6, 2011 | Full Review…

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