Switched at Birth's Farewell Season Gets New Premiere Date

Michael Ausiello

Is Freeform having trouble letting go of Switched at Birth? The cabler has pushed back the launch of the show’s fifth and final season, albeit by just one week.

Freeform announced Monday that the series’ 10-episode farewell season will commence on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 9/8c, immediately following the Season 4B premiere of The Fosters at 8/7c. Back in August, the network announced that the show would begin its final bow on Tuesday, Jan. 24.

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Switched at Birth‘s return will come after a lengthy hiatus — the last new installment aired on Oct. 26, 2015.

The final season will feature the drama’s milestone 100th episode and conclude with a special 90-minute series finale.

In other Freeform news, the network has ordered the multi-cam comedy pilot Brown Girls, which centers on the relationship between Rimmi, an Indian-American aspiring beauty vlogger, and Devi, a young woman who has recently emigrated from India.

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