ABC FAMILY ANNOUNCES GROUND-BREAKING TELEVISION EVENT WITH AN ALL-ASL EPISODE OF THE HIT FAMILY DRAMA “SWITCHED AT BIRTH” TO AIR MONDAY, MARCH 4 AT 8:00PM ET/PT
ABC Family’s award-winning original series, “Switched at Birth,” will produce an episode told entirely in American Sign Language (ASL), a first for a scripted series on mainstream television, which will premiere Monday, March 4 at 8:00PM ET/PT.
The special episode will be told from the perspective of the series’ multiple deaf characters – with open captions for hearing viewers – in a storyline that puts the audience in the middle of a student uprising in which the very essence of their deaf identity is at stake. Now in its second season, “Switched at Birth” is the first mainstream television series to have multiple deaf and hard-of-hearing series regulars and scenes shot entirely in ASL.
“I’ve been wanting to do an all-ASL episode since the series began, and the story line we’ve been focusing on this season gave us the perfect opportunity. It’s an exciting, visual, empowering story of kids who are different fighting back, and it allows our audience to experience the world as our deaf characters do. We’ve been building to this for 39 episodes and we’re all thrilled to be the first to try this,” said series creator and Executive Producer Lizzy Weiss.
I can’t wait to see an episode of the show without sound! This will be a very interesting episode to tune into and i know for a fact i will be!
Stay tuned for more Switched at Birth
- The Awakening Conscience strikes on an all new episode of Switched At Birth on ABC Family (chipandco.com)
- It’s a Duel Between Two Woman on an all new Switched At Birth on ABC Family (chipandco.com)
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