Switched at Birth's Bay (Vanessa Marano) is getting a new BFF and she won't exactly be a family favorite.
Lost alum Tania Raymonde has been cast on the ABC Family series, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. She'll play a street artist named Zarra, who begins her arc in the second episode.
ABC Family orders more Bunheads, renews Switched
Switched at Birth creator and executive producer Lizzy Weiss calls Bay and Emmett the modern day Romeo and Juliet.
When the ABC Family series left off, switched-at-birth teens Bay (Vanessa Marano) and Daphne (Katie LeClerc) were in conflict after Emmett (Sean Berdy) chose to be with Bay over his best friend. But the new relationship has a lot more to overcome than feuding friends. Emmett as well as Daphne are both hearing impaired.
Gilles Marini has been cast on Switched at Birth, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. He'll join the ABC Family series as Bay's birth father, Angelo.
Switched at Birth follows Bay (Vanessa Marano) and Daphne (Katie Leclerc), teenagers from different walks of life who have learned they're living with the wrong family. Bay, who comes from a privileged background, is really the daughter of single mother Regina (Constance Marie) while Daphne, who is hearing-impaired, is actually the child of Kathryn (Lea Thompson) and John (D.W. Moffett).
Ever wish you could be in someone else's shoes? What if you really were ... or at least in someone else's family? That's the question that two girls must answer in ABC Family's new drama Switched at Birth.
ABC Family announces summer programming
We've got the first-look photo of the series, which tells the story of two girls who discover they accidentally ended up with the wrong family as newborns. Bay Kennish, played by Vanessa Marano, grew up in a wealthy well-rounded family. Daphne Vasquez, played by Katie Leclerc, lost her hearing at an early age and grew up in a working-class neighborhood with her single mother. After learning of the mistake, the two very different families must learn to live together for the sake of their girls. Constance Marie, D. W. Moffett, Lea Thompson and Lucas Grabeel also star.
ABC Family announced an ambitious summer slate Monday that includes a series about being switched at birth, Raven-Symoné's headlining comedy and the return of Pretty Little Liars.
Leading off on Monday, June 6 at 9/8c is Switched at Birth. The one-hour drama follows two teens, Daphne and Bay, from different backgrounds who learn they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. The families eventually meet and must learn how to live together. Newcomer Katie Leclerc plays Daphne and Vanessa Marano (Gilmore Girls) is Bay. Lea Thompson (Back to the Future), Constance Marie (George Lopez), D.W. Moffett (Friday Night Lights) and High School Musical's Lucas Grabeel co-star.