'Switched At Birth' Won't Return After The Season 5 Finale, But The Cast Is Here To Stay
Fans are saying goodbye to the beloved Freeform series on Tuesday, April 11. Switched at Birth won't return for Season 6 after its series finale. But, while the show may be ending, it seems to be the beginning for the young cast. You can watch the stars of Switched at Birth after the series finale in a number of projects.
The show broke barriers on television with deaf characters and the use of ASL on the series. And, Switched at Birth was lauded for smartly broaching many sensitive topics over the years from racial topics, to date rape, to dealing with disabilities, to loss. The show, though sometimes soapy, tackled tough issues in ways few other series have successfully navigated. I can't think of a show that handled a campus rape plot with the same sensitivity.
While the series taught us a lot, and opened up new dialogues on television, it is time to say goodbye to the blended Kennish-Vaquez family. But that doesn't mean we have to say goodbye to the actors who brought them to life. Here are 15 places to watch the Switched at Birth cast after the series finale. Man, these people are talented — this list has cult classics, TV favorites, and Oscar winners.
Katie Leclerc had memorable bit roles on both Community and The Big Bang Theory.
Katie Leclerc's new series Confess premiered April 4 on go90.
OK, April Nardini may have been the most hated Gilmore Girls character of all time. But, that's not Vanessa Marano's fault. And, I have to say, April was pretty great in A Year in the Life. It's time to forgive April and rewatch the series knowing that it all works out in the end ... Well, maybe not for Rory.
Marano had an arc (albeit a disturbing one) on Dexter as Rebecca Mitchell.
Marano appeared on one episode of her Gilmore Girls co-star's NBC drama. She played a love interest for Drew Holt.
'Back To The Future'
Lea Thompson starred as Lorraine McFly in the beloved Back to the Future trilogy.
'Caroline In The City'
Thompson starred on the '90s sitcom Caroline in the City.
'High School Musical'
Yep, Toby Kennish was Ryan Evans. Who could forget?
And, on a totally different note, you probably recognized actor Lucas Grabeel in Oscar-winner Milk.
You probably recognize Constance Marie as George Lopez's wife Angie.
Constance Marie starred as Selena Quintanilla's mom in the late singer's bio-pic.
'Friday Night Lights'
Imma let you finish but Joe McCoy, played by D.W. Moffett, is one of the most underrated TV villains of all time. When the McCoy family showed up, the Dillon Panthers would never be the same. Honorable mention to Jeremy Sumpter bringing entitled awfulness to the role of JD McCoy.
'Sex And The City'
So the images of Dante in the 2008 SATC movie are NSFW. But, to jog your memory, Gilles Marini played Samantha's steamy next door neighbor.
'The West Wing'
Marlee Matlin starred as Joey Lucas on The West Wing.
'Children Of A Lesser God'
Marlee Matlin won best actress for her role in Children Of A Lesser God.
So, even though the cast won't be all together on Switched at Birth anymore, they'll never be too far away.