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Senior year means big changes for Bay and Daphne, as the Carlton School for the Deaf receives an influx of hearing students who are not happy to be there. Daphne begins working at a free clinic as part of her probation from the Senator Coto blackmail scandal, and bonds with a pre-med student (guest star RJ Mitte, “Breaking Bad”) with a spinal injury. Bay is inspired by her art teacher (guest star Sandra Bernhard, “Roseanne”) and surprised by her jock classmate (guest star Max Adler, “Glee”), when she takes an art class at a local college. Toby tries to unite a divided Carlton by coaching girls’ field hockey, and Kathryn dips her toes into new territory when she makes friends with a gregarious tap dancer (guest star Alec Mapa, “Ugly Betty”).
Bay is challenged by the demands of her new art teacher and pushed around on the field hockey yard in an all new episode of “Switched at Birth,” airing Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:00PM ET/PT on ABC Family.
When her art teacher (guest star Sandra Bernhard, “Roseanne”) proves to not be easily impressed, Bay is pushed to re-examine her talents. And adding to her discomfort is her forced commitment to the new Carlton field hockey team. Daphne makes a mistake at the clinic, and Campbell (guest star RJ Mitte, “Breaking Bad”) helps her correct it. Kathryn introduces her new friend Renzo (guest star Alec Mapa, “Ugly Betty”) to John.
Meanwhile, Emmett thinks he may have discovered who has been vandalizing cars at Carlton.
“Your Body is a Battleground” was written by James Stoteraux & Chad Fiveash, and directed by Lea Thompson.
The third season of ABC Family’s Peabody Award-winning drama series, “Switched At Birth,” begins Monday, January 13, 8:00PM – 9:00PM ET/PT. Senior year means big changes for Bay and Daphne, as the Carlton School for the Deaf receives an influx of hearing students who are not happy to be there. Daphne begins working at a free clinic as part of her probation from the Senator Coto blackmail scandal, and Bay takes an art class at a local college. Toby tries to unite a divided Carlton by coaching girls’ field hockey, and the parents face the specter of the impending empty nest in unexpected ways. RJ Mitte (“Breaking Bad”), Max Adler (“Glee”), Sandra Bernhard (“Roseanne”), and Alec Mapa (“Ugly Betty”) will guest star in the premiere episode and recur throughout the season. ABC Family will air a special “Switched At Birth” marathon on Monday, January 13, from 12:00PM – 8:00PM ET/PT, leading up to the premiere.
Vanessa Marano, star of ABC Family’s “Switched at Birth,” has come on board to topline high school comedy ensemble “Senior Project,” which begins shooting this week in Los Angeles.
The film is produced by Fabienne Wen and co-produced by her daughter Ellie Wen ( “White Frog”) through their new banner Itsy Bitsy Productions. Stephane Gauger is also producing.
Nadine Truong (“Someone I Used to Know”) is directing.
Fabienne Wen discovered the script by 16-year-old Jeremy Lin through a writers workshop in Hong Kong this year and fast tracked production on the company’s slate.
Marano (pictured above) stars with Katie Leclerc in “Switched at Birth.” ABC Family ordered a third season in July.
Some new event photos from Emmy week are up in the Vanessa Marano Daily Gallery.
ABC Family teamed up with the retailer to create a line of apparel and accessories inspired by characters from the network’s three highest-rated series; The Fosters, Switched at Birth, and Twisted. “This is definitely [for] a junior consumer,” Disney Consumer Products VP Soo Koo told Women’s Wear Daily, noting that the average Wet Seal shopper falls on the younger side of ABC Family’s key demographic — females aged 12 to 34. “It is a millennial, lifestyle brand. That age group and the type of girls that shop at Wet Seal are perfect for this concept.”
The debut Crush by ABC Family collection will focus on three popular characters, each with her own distinct style.
Pieces inspired by The Fosters‘ Callie Foster (Maia Mitchell) will have a boho aesthetic and come in earthy colors and traditional silhouettes, while edgier items like motorcycle jackets and maxi-skirts in dark, romantic prints represent Switched at Birth‘s Bay Kennish (Vanessa Marano) and Twisted‘s fashionista Lacey Porter (Kylie Bunbury) will be represented by feminine, embellished pieces like graphic tops and pencil skirts. The inventory will be priced from $9.99 to $34.90, and other characters may be used as inspiration for future collections.