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Switched at Birth's Vanessa Marano Lands the Role of a Lifetime

Vanessa Marano

Tweens know her from ABC Family's Switched at Birth, but Vanessa Marano is taking on a more sexually charged project in Lifetime's latest movie, Restless Virgins (Saturday at 8/7c). Based on the best-selling book of the same title, the flick features a prep school's sex scandal that made national headlines. Marano, who stars in the true story as a vengeful student, opened up about her racy role.

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Switched at Birth Boss on the Challenges and Excitement of Filming All-Sign Language Episode

Switched at Birth

For the cast and crew of ABC Family's Switched at Birth, shooting a scene in American Sign Language (ASL) is a pretty standard practice. But shooting an entire episode in ASL presented a whole new set of challenges.

On Monday's episode, "Uprising" (Monday at 8/7c, ABC Family), the students at Carlton School for the Deaf are devastated to learn that their school will be closing. Inspired by a famous successful protest at Gallaudet University in the '80s, in which students fought to have the deaf school's first deaf president, Daphne (Katie LeClerc) recruits her classmates, including Emmett (Sean Berdy), Travis (Ryan Lane) and Natalie (Stephanie Nogueras), to pull off a "Take Back Carlton" campaign and make the public aware of their cause.

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