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Vanessa Marano & Katie Leclerc: All ASL ‘Switched At Birth’ Episode Airs Tomorrow!

Vanessa Marano & Katie Leclerc: All ASL 'Switched At Birth' Episode Airs Tomorrow!

It’s almost here — the all-American Sign Language (ASL) episode of Switched at Birth!

In tomorrow night’s episode “Uprising,” when news of the school’s closing spreads throughout campus, Daphne (Katie Leclerc) leads the students of Carlton School for the Deaf in arranging a demonstration to take place on the eve of the Romeo and Juliet play, in which Daphne has the lead role.

Meanwhile, as one of a handful of hearing students in the school, Bay’s (Vanessa Marano) attempt to be part of the campaign is challenged.

The storyline was inspired by the real-life “Deaf President Now” protests at Gallaudet University that took place 25 years ago this month.

“Uprising” premieres Monday, March 4th @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC Family. Check out a few clips from the episode below!

“Going Back” Clip


Chat Live with “Switched At Birth Star” Lucas Grabeel on October 1st!

Would you like the chance to chat live with “Switched at Birth” star Lucas Grabeel? How fun would that be?! October 1st is your chance!

Fans of the show and Lucas can participate in a live blog party October 1st beginning at 4:00 pm PT / 7:00 pm ET at Afterwards, you can tweet with Lucas at @MrGrabeel during the East Coast broadcast of the show at 5:00 pm PT / 8:00 pm ET. Fans can ask questions by tweeting at Lucas’s Twitter handle and including #SwitchedatBirth in their tweets.

In the October 1st episode, “The Declaration of Independence,” Bay and Zarra (guest star Tania Raymonde) find themselves in a dangerous situation when they search for a tagger who’s been painting over their street art. Meanwhile, Daphne gets mixed signals from Chef Jeff (guest star Justin Bruening) while helping out with the Carlton fundraiser.

Are you going to attend the live chat? You should!!

Get Your Copy of the New Switched at Birth Book!

Releasing Tuesday, August 28th is Switched at Birth: The True Story of a Mother’s Journey on both paperback and Kindle. For those of you who follow the ABC Family series “Switched at Birth“,you’ll really appreciate the real, true story behind it all. For those of you who have never seen the show, reading this book will make you want to. It truly is an amazing story.

I had the chance to preview the book and although I’m not finished yet, I can tell you it was hard to put down. Here’s a description of the book:

Kathryn Kennish was delivered the shock of her life when she found out that the baby girl she brought home from the hospital 16 years ago isn’t the one she gave birth to and that she has a biological daughter who she does not know. Now, for the first time, she tells her full, extraordinary, switched-at-birth story.

Kathryn Kennish seemed to have a charmed life as a stay-at-home mom in a wealthy Kansas suburb with her husband, John, a former professional baseball player, and their two teenage children. But Kathryn’s world was turned upside down when she found out that Bay, the daughter she and John have raised since birth, is actually the biological daughter of a single mother named Regina. This news is followed by the equally mind-boggling fact that Kathryn’s biological daughter, Daphne, who happens to be deaf, has been raised by Regina in a struggling neighborhood in Missouri. In her memoir, Kathryn reveals the surprising and intimate layers of her story–from the private details of the switched-at-birth revelation to all that occurs in its aftermath, including Regina and Daphne’s move into the Kennish household. In the wake of this immense shift, secrets and previously unexamined issues from Kathryn’s and her family’s past surface as they are forced to reexamine everything they assumed about what makes a family a family.

As Kathryn’s family searches for their own “normal,” she grapples with, and rejoices in, all the complications that come along with being a part of, and loving, an “unconventional” family. Her story is for all of us with not-normal families and a vicarious treat for anyone who has ever wondered what would happen if a relative was switched at birth.

You can order your copy HERE.

Switched at Birth Star Vanessa Marano Chats Story Lines for New Episodes

In a recent Q&A session with the media, Switched at Birth star Vanessa Marano talked about Bay and Emmett’s relationship, teased a little bit of the story line and what she’s most excited about this season.

Don’t miss the Fall Premiere of Switched at Birth on Monday Sept. 3 at 8/7c!

On Bay and Emmett’s relationship this season: Bay and Emmett left off on pretty shaky ground obviously. She found out that he cheated on her with her ex-best friend Simone, and she’s not too happy about it. In the premiere coming back there’s a lot of denial until finally the climactic scene of the premiere episode where she just lets him have it, and that’s kind of the overall tone of the season is her struggling with accepting what Emmett did. Accepting that she’s in pain about it and accepting a way to forgive him.

On upcoming story lines: Oh, let’s see, well, obviously there’s the Angelo trial drama. Angelo being Bay’s father and is, of course, illegally in the country and trying to stay in the country, and I believe the big teaser has been Regina in a wedding dress for the fall premiere. Not to give too much away but it looks like everybody’s going to head that way, and then, obviously, the Kennish’s are still suing the hospital and that finally comes to a head this fall season. We finally get a result of who is going to win, the hospital or the Kennish’s.

On what she’s most excited about for the new fall season: That I’m most excited about, well let’s see, a lot of new characters get introduced, and as far as Bay goes she starts turning to street art a little bit more again, which she did give up for a while because Emmett got arrested for painting a happy birthday message to her in street art. And so she was kind of shying away from it because of the whole arrest thing, but he cheated on her so now she’s back at it. And she falls into the wrong crowd, and there’s a particular character that she gets introduced to who has a major bad influence on her so a little bit of bad Bay which is a lot of fun.

Are you excited about the new season?!