UPDATE! Switched at Birth has been renewed for a fifth season at ABC Family/Freeform. What about the premiere (start) date of Season 5 Episode 1 in 2016?
The number of fans of the show Switched at Birth in 2015 has reduced a bit, but it still remains one of the most popular youth dramas of ABC Family and deserves to be renewed for the fifth season. The fall of the rating of the given project was expected by many critics, who don’t want the show to be broadcast next year.
Despite that fact, the show and its cast were again nominated for the prestigious awards (Imagen Awards, Teen Choice Awards, TCA Awards), and its showrunner Lizzy Weiss in her interview for THR confirmed plans for Season 5. She noted that the show wouldn’t be canceled as the screenwriters have a lot of materials to be released.
Weiss also hinted at time jumps, which can de used in the fifth season, as the given approach to the implementation of the plot was applied in the show Pretty Little Liars and turned to be quite successful. So, the first step has already been made and now we should only wait for the announcement from ABC Family.
Switched at Birth season 5 premiere date – [January 31, 2017] (UPDATE 3)
We hope to hear the release date of the new episodes soon, as the show has deserved to be broadcast in 2016, hasn’t it?
UPDATE 1 (October 21, 2015): Good news! ABC Family – which will change its name to Freeform in January 2016 – has picked up a fifth season of original drama series Switched at Birth (10 episodes).
UPDATE 2 (March 11, 2016): Freeform has confirmed that the upcoming Season 5 will be the final season for Switched at Birth. Series creator Lizzy Weiss confirmed that the series won’t visit your screen until 2017.
UPDATE 3 (July 4, 2016): The fifth and final season of the series will premiere on January 31, 2017.