Switched at Birth Preview: Heartbroken Bay, Daphne's New Romance and an 'Unexpected' Pregnancy Twist

Switched at Birth is about to tackle a question posed by the Bee Gees some 40 years ago: How can you mend a broken heart? Vanessa Maranos Bay, grappling with the end of her relationship with Emmett, will explore some good old-fashioned emotional spiraling as one possible answer when the ABC Family drama returns tonight []

'Switched at Birth' Boss on Bay's Heartache, Daphne's New Romance and Time Jumps

"I think time jumps are in the ether," creator Lizzy Weiss tells THR about the show's future.   Read More..

'Switched at Birth' Summer Premiere Preview: Daphne is in a Good Place While Bay is a Hot Mess

It's not all sunshine and rainbows when Switched at Birth returns for its summer premiere tonight. Bay remains devastated over her breakup with Emmett while a shocking pregnancy is revealed. On the bright side, Daphne seems at peace with her love life and is motivated to become a doctor more than ever before.   Read More...

The Most Important Shows on TV: Week of August 24, 2015

Which TV series will your friends (and the entire internet) be talking about this week? Stay informed—or at least be able to fake it—with SideReel's weekly guide to The Most Important Shows on TV.   Switched at Birth (Midseason Premiere) Monday at 8:00pm on ABC Family Why: Bay and Emmett broke UP, which is probably the most traumatizing thing to happen to Bay since she learned she was SWITCHED AT BIRTH. Meanwhile, Daphne is worried her friends don't like Mingo, and someone is pregnant... BUT WHO? Prepare to talk about: How you'd react to any subsequent traumas if you'd been switched at birth (like, "first I was switched at birth, and now I dropped my ice cream cone?!"); how Bay and Emmett will obviously, obviously, obviously get back together, since they belong together (it's true, don't argue); what you think of Mingo (if you don't watch the show, you can't go wrong with just saying, "Well, you go first, because I'm still trying to put what I want to say into words.")   America's Next Top Model Wednesday at 8:00pm on The CW Why: It's the makeover episode, which should be reason enough. The makeover episode is pretty much the only episode worth watching of every season (especially these beyond ridiculous later seasons), plus Hadassah looks like she's going to FREAK OUT, and she's super annoying (and I'm still bitter that they cut the beyond gorgeous Maleesa last episode). Who doesn't love "models" sobbing over a haircut? Prepare to talk about: How they could possibly top last season's beard weave; how Hadassah is just the worst (runner up: the girl with the teeth who cries all the time); who gets the worst makeover (other than all of them).   2015 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday at 9:00pm on MTV Why: Because the VMAs exist to shock. OK, in theory, the show exists to award musicians for their videos (which, as you've no doubt already pointed out, aren't even shown on MTV anymore), but ever since Madonna opened the first one writhing on the floor in a wedding dress singing "Like a Virgin," people have watched in order to see what "shocking" thing happens. In completely unrelated news, Miley Cyrus is hosting this year. Prepare to talk about: Kids today.       Leah E. Friedman  is the editor of You can follow her musings on  Twitter . p { text-align: justify; }

Switched at Birth Video: Will Bay and Emmett Get Back Together?

  Sorry, Bay and Emmett fans, this Switched at Birth breakup is sticking for a while. "They're really over in the premiere," Vanessa Marano says in the video above. "She's devastated. Girl is a hot, hot mess and kind of losing it a bit. So that's fun to watch! It's depressing as all get out and super ...   Read More...

Switched at Birth Exclusive: How Is Bay Handling Her Breakup with Emmett?

  Switched at Birth ' s Bay is not handling her breakup with Emmett well. At the end of the ABC Family drama's winter finale, fans were devastated when Emmett ( Sean Berdy ) ended things with longtime on-again, off-again girlfriend Bay ( Vanessa Marano ) after she surprised him out in California. When the ...   Read More...

John Michael Higgins & Paula Marshall to Guest Star on ABC Family's 'Switched at Birth'

John Michael Higgins (Pitch Perfect 2) and Paula Marshall (Gary Unmarried) will guest star on the upcoming season of ABC Familys award-winning drama series Switched at Birth .   Read More...

ABC Family Sets Return Dates for Chasing Life and Switched at Birth

ABC Family announced premiere dates for new unscripted offerings such as Monica the Medium, Job or No Job and Startup U, as well as premiere dates for returning shows such as Chasing Life and Switched at Birth. Monica the Medium, which follows a junior at Penn State who claims to be able to communicate with dead people, will premiere July 13 at 10 p.m. Job or No Job, a new series that tracks young peoples attempts to land their first jobs, will hit the air Aug. 5 at 9 p.m.   Read More...

TV Crossovers: A Wishlist

With Marvel’s Daredevil series debuting in April , I got to thinking about non-Marvel shows ripe for crossover potential. Marvel did it, so why can’t I? CUE DRAMATIC MUSIC! The Last Strain What if the virus on The Last Ship caused an outbreak of...VAMPIRES? Captain Tom Chandler and his crew dock the USS Nathan James in New York only to retreat due to the vampire outbreak going on there. They take on some passengers: the cast of The Strain ! Will Dr. Rachel Scott be able to cure vampirism? Does Abraham Setrakian get sea sick? ( Ed note: I would watch the shit out of this show — LEF ) Power of the Empire I’d love to see Power ’s James “Ghost” St. Patrick go up against Empire ’s Lucious Lyon. Both men bring the hood to legitimate businesses, but aren’t quite legit enough themselves, nor are the people with whom they surround themselves. I think James would tell Lucious that he’s lucky to have a business that’s booming and people who love him. Lucious, however, would definitely continue to be a soap opera villain. Damn it, Lucious! Finding Carter Switched at Birth In Finding Carter , Carter Stevens is kidnapped as a toddler and reunites with her birth family...but there’s complications. Switched At Birth follows Bay Kennish and Daphne Vasquez who were...switched at birth (also causing complications!). I think these three should go on a road trip of self discovery, with ABC Family -esque troubles and, of course, a very MTV party scene. Orange Is The New Veep Veep ’s Vice President, Selina Meyer, visits Orange Is The New Black ’s Litchfield Penitentiary for a photo op. During her visit, Piper and the gang try to get the Vice President to improve the prison’s conditions. The Veep has a foot-in-her-mouth moment that’s captured on tape but she must maintain her tough on crime stance while also trying not to come off as unsympathetic. Oh, and cue the jokes! The Broad City Project Mindy and the gang over at The Mindy Project would make the perfect companions to Broad City ’s Abbi and Ilana. Morgan and Ilana could discuss their love of dogs while Abbi and Mindy contemplate which celebrity would play them in a movie. These two casts would be best friends in the weirdest sense. Bonus: During this crossover episode, they’ll watch the rescue of Kimmy Schmidt and the Indiana Mole Women from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on the news as a cameo. Like these crossovers? Make some of your own! Which shows would you have cross the streams? div.reason h4 { clear: both; padding-top: 20px; } div.reason img { float: left; width: 300px; } div.reason p { clear: both; }

Switched at Birth Finale Preview: Bay and Emmett Take an 'Unexpected Turn'

With their relationship on life support, Bays decision to visit Emmett in Los Angeles on Tuesdays springfinale of Switched at Birth (ABC Family, 9/8c) could be just the thing to save it if her beau wants to give it another shot. This whole episode is about them working it out and whether or not []