‘Switched at Birth’ to End After Fifth Season

'Switched at Birth' to End After
Courtesy of Freeform

Freeform will bring drama “Switched at Birth” to an end after its upcoming fifth season.

The Disney cabler confirmed the cancellation after creator Lizzy Weiss broke the news via Twitter.

The premiere date for season five has yet to be set. The show will have racked up 103 episodes by the close of its 10-episode final season.

The series offered a modern spin on “The Prince and the Pauper” in revolving around the blending of two families from different backgrounds after the discovery that two teenage girls were accidentally switched at birth.

Vanessa Marano, Katie LeClerc, Lucas Gabreel, Lea Thompson and Constance Marie star. The series was praised for its depiction of the deaf character played by LeClerc, and it earned a Peabody Award in 2012.

Weiss served as showrunner and exec producer with Paul Stupin and Linda Gase.

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  1. Julia says:

    It’s sch an important show to have on the air. No shows about being deaf, or learning to live with someone who is. We’re losing a really good show.

  2. Jenn says:

    Switched at Birth is a much better TV series than Chasing Life or The Fosters. Hard to believe Pretty Little Liars received more seasons than any of them. It was the worst one of all.

  3. Chris says:

    Hard to believe this show got five years and “Chasing Life” was canceled after a mere two wonderful seasons…

    • Kurt says:

      You’re lucky Chasing Life even got a second season. The ratings weren’t even good.

    • Amy says:

      “Switched at Birth” is brilliant. It’s not difficult to believe it earned five seasons at all. Like the Peabody Award it won proclaims, “Excellence On Its Own Terms.” In nearly 50 years of watching TV, I have never witnessed another show with the quality and depth of “Switched at Birth.” I wish Freeform would give Lizzy Weiss & Company another five years.

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