This season, the families must deal with the arrival of Bay’s biological father Angelo (Gilles Marini), inflaming old passions and creating new rivalries. All in all, everyone struggles to navigate family dynamics that seem to be getting more, not less, complicated, in the winter premiere of “Switched at Birth” on ABC Family, premiering Tuesday, January 3 at 8:00PM ET/PT. The network will air a special “Switched at Birth” marathon (9 episodes) leading up to the premiere, Tuesday, January 3, from 11:00PM – 8:00PM ET/PT.
In “Starry Night,” tensions are high between Daphne and Bay as they clash over Emmett. Upset over her father’s return, Daphne heads to the music festival where Toby, Wilke and Emmett are performing, to try and get some alone time with Emmett, much to his surprise. Bay insists on seeing Angelo again, so John asks Regina to chaperone their meeting, causing them all to think about what life would have been like. Meanwhile, Kathryn goes behind John’s back to speak with the nurse that Angelo thinks could help them win the lawsuit against the hospital.
“Switched at Birth” launched in June 2010 as the channel’s No. 1 original series debut in the network’s history in key target demos, including Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Women 18-34, Adults 18-49 and Women 18-49.
“Switched at Birth: Volume 1” 2-Disc DVD, with the first 10 episodes, was released by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on December 13.