What’s Worth Watching: Birth Pains

Switched at Birth
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Switched at Birth

Switched at Birth, “There Is My Heart” (Tuesday, March 10, 9/8c, ABC Family)

It’s a challenge to keep up with the start-and-stop scheduling of so many cable dramas, but in the case of ABC Family’s heartwarming Switched at Birth, it’s usually worth it. Especially if you’re a “shipper” devoted to the show’s most engaging couple, Bay (Vanessa Marano) and Emmett (Sean Berdy), who lately have been geographically as well as emotionally separated. Bay tries to remedy things in the spring finale by surprising her beau with a visit to Los Angeles, and while he says he’s happy to see her, he’s distracted by his new assignment: a student film project that appears to be based loosely on his relationship with Bay.

Emmett’s not the only one with show-biz dreams: The mother-son team of Kathryn (Lea Thompson) and Toby (Lucas Grabeel) find themselves one step closer to seeing their baseball musical Batter Up become reality. (Knowing that Grabeel’s big break was in the High School Musical franchise makes this subplot especially intriguing.) Fans will have to wait until this summer (if tradition holds) to see what’s next for the intertwined Kennish and Vasquez families.