Switched at Birth
Monday, 8.30pm, Fox8 In this comedy drama (mostly drama) about teenage girls who discover they were switched at birth, Vanessa Marano stars as Bay, a dark-haired, olive-skinned beauty who has grown up in a house full of rangas. When Daphne (co-star Katie Leclerc) turns up she is like a clone of her red-haired mum. Daphne has the requisite hair colour but is also profoundly deaf. Great differences in pecuniary circumstances are also a challenge as the families awkwardly blend. In this fifth episode, Bay is dating Ty, a handsome boy from the poor Puerto Rican neighbourhood she might have grown up in had she not been switched. Her mother is furious at first, then softens as she realises the dynamic in play. Gee, Bay isn’t even grounded for lying to her parents and staying out with Ty until 3am.