The release date for Switched at Birth season 5 — January 24, 2017
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Switched at Birth season 5 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. ABC Family has scheduled the premiere date for a new season for January 24, 2017.
Storyline and show info
A popular teen and family drama series airing on Freeform (ex-ABC Family) since 2011, Switched at Birth is currently on hiatus. The last completed season was the 4th, which has wrapped up in the fall of 2015. The series is created by Lizzy Weiss, exec produced by Weiss, Paul Stupin, John Ziffren, Becky Hartman Edwards and Linda Gase, and produced by Pirates` Cove Entertainment, Suzy B. Productions and ABC Family Original Productions.
The series follows the lives of two teenagers in Kansas City who were switched at birth, as you might have guessed. One is living in an affluent family, the other in a blue-collar one. The show is the first to feature deaf and hearing impaired actors, with a number of scenes that were shot completely in American Sign Language.
Reviews, ratings and the renewal for the final season
The series has been very warmly received by the critics, and holds a 7.8/10 score on IMDb and 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Switched at Birth has won many awards, a Peabody Award among them. The series premiere is still Freeform`s highest rated debut ever, with 3.3 million viewers. The fifth season, which is also set to be the final one for Switched at Birth, will not air until some time in 2017, as the series` creator and executive producer Lizzy Weiss had tweeted in a disappointed – and disappointing – announcement on March 19, 2016. She had also shared with her tweeter followers that the already filmed episodes of the new season are both exciting and touching, and are bound to make the viewers cry. Well, let`s hold out until the premiere of the next season and then bid farewell to the well-loved series. Stay tuned for the premiere date of the next and final season of Switched at Birth.
UPDATED May 6, 2016: Finally! In a long-anticipated announcement the creator and showrunner of Switched at Birth Lizzy Weiss had informed the fans that the fifth season of the series is now set to air in January 2017, exact release dated TBA. The upcoming chapter will also be the last one for the popular series, as Weiss tweeted in her official account, and the Switched at Birth Twitter account followed with a confirmation. Sign up for our automatic announcements and receive information regarding Switched at Birth season 5 release date as soon as it is set.
UPDATED August 5, 2016: The fifth and final season of popular drama series Switched at Birth will premiere in midseason, on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, as per series creator Lizzy Weiss’ recent Twitter announcement. The series will resume its broadcast after a lengthy hiatus, and will conclude with an extended 90-minute series finale. Sign up for our automatic updates and receive a reminder one day prior to the premiere date of Switched at Birth farewell season 5.