They’re here! The first pics (and full gallery) of pics from Switched at Birth‘s season five premiere are here!
“It’s crazy and I don’t think any of us saw this coming,” star Vanessa Marano tells JJJ about reaching the fifth season. “We’re going to be past 100 episodes by the end of this season which is crazy. We went through a whole network name change too.”
The final season will premiere in January, with Bay and Daphne returning from China.
Vanessa adds, “It’s really cool and nice to be able to grow with a character and grow with the story and with these people, which just five years ago we were shooting the pilot and just starting to get to know one another. Now, it’s been five years and it’s insane.”
Check out the full gallery below and stay tuned for more tidbits from Vanessa!
We are so excited about seeing these first pics from Switched at Birth‘s final season!
We’re also really sad, because it’s the final season.
In the pics, which debuted on TVGuide.com, you can see Bay (Vanessa Marano) and Daphne (Katie Leclerc) getting inked during their time in China before they rush back to Kansas for some, still unknown, reason.
We can’t wait to see the tattoos, find out this mysterious reason for their return and to actually watch the show!
Switched at Birth returns on January 31st @ 9PM ET/PT on Freeform.
Get your calendars handy! Freeform just announced some major premiere dates!
The Fosters will return with new episodes of season four on Tuesday, January 31 @ 8PM.
The show “picks up from the summer cliffhanger finale that left several family members in peril.”
Meanwhile, the fifth and final season of Switched at Birth will debut that same night @ 9PM.
The series “will include the topical issue of campus race relations — culminating with an episode told from the perspective of several African-American characters — and the milestone 100th episode of the series.”
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Finally, it’s here! Check out this first look at the winter premiere of Switched at Birth!
Even though the show doesn’t premiere for several months, Freeform just dropped a brand new teaser on Instagram.
“The moment you’ve all been waiting for. Watch the FIRST PROMO for the winter premiere of #SwitchedatBirth, returning January 24th, 2017,” the network captioned the action-packed promo, which you can watch below!
Mark your calendars now – Switched at Birth returns on Tuesday, January 24, 2017!
WHAT DO YOU THINK about the first SAB promo?
We finally have a premiere date for the fifth and final season of Switched at Birth!
Creator Lizzy Weiss announced the date on Twitter on Thursday (August 4), writing, “I HAVE NEWS! The 5th & final season of #SwitchedatBirth – including our 100th episode – airs Tuesday, January 24th!”
Fans were left stunned after Freeform announced that the fifth season would be the show’s last and even more stunned after it was revealed that it wouldn’t be returning until 2017.
We’re so glad there’s a premiere date now!
We don’t really want to make you cry this morning, but it’s inevitable when you hear that Switched at Birth has wrapped production on their final scene.
The big moment happened on Friday night (April 22) and creator Lizzy Weiss wrote a sweet note to all the fans on Twitter:
“Last night, we completed filming Switched at Birth forever. We shot the final scene of the series as the actual final scene of the series in the same place we shot the first scene of the pilot, five and a half years ago. The weather was perfect. The house was stunning against the night sky. All my writers drove in for the final shot. Cast who weren’t in the scene or even the episode came in to be part of the moment. Everyone’s family came by. There were flowers, bottles of wines, homemade necklaces and lovely thank you cards handed out.
“Crew who worked together thousands of hours hugged and teared up and took selfies. We all stood on the magnificent front lawn of the iconic Kennish house clapping and marveling at the once in a lifetime experience this was for all of us. There may be shows that had bigger budgets or higher ratings, but there is no show with more love and warmth and camaraderie behind the cameras than this one.
“The episodes will air in 2017 and you will see our final 10 stories and how we send off these characters. As for the people who made it all happen, I couldn’t have scripted a more perfect ending than last night. it was just a little piece of magic.”
Switched at Birth stars Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, Lucas Grabeel, Lea Thompson, D.W. Moffett, Sean Berdy, Marlee Matlin, Ryan Lane and Constance Marie.
Grab the tissues – Switched at Birth has officially wrapped filming.
Katie Leclerc took to Instagram to share a sweet group photo with her co-stars Vanessa Marano, Ryan Lane, Rachel Shenton, Lucas Grabeel, D.W. Moffett, and Constance Marie.
“These are my favorite people on our final day of filming. #switchedatbirth #family #love,” Katie captioned it.
D.W. also posted a photo, writing, “Last day at #switchedatbirth base camp. My hair is experiencing the winds of change. Big time. #lovedmyjob #farewell”
Check out more final Switched at Birth filming photos below!
Katie Leclerc is offering words of comfort to fans after it was announced that Switched at Birth has not only been cancelled, but will be back in 2017.
The 29-year-old actress, who plays Daphne on the show, took to Twitter after the news broke online about the delay in the premiere.
“When you get crappy news, process it. Really embrace what you’re feeling. Go through it. On the other side of it you realize your strength,” she wrote. “We are SO LUCKY to have had this amazing experience. To be involved in a show that touched people for 103 episodes IS my dream come true!”
Katie continued, “To the cast and crew, to the fans, and my family. We finish this month strong, and silly, and probably dancing. Yes! There has been a crazy amount of love and support sent to the #SwitchedatBirth cast in the last couple of days. I want to thank you so much!”
Creator Lizzy Weiss added, “It’s a bummer but it is what it is. I was a fan of Mad Men and I waited forever for its final season. True fans will wait. It’s worth it.”