'Switched at Birth' Season 2: When does it start?

switched-sean-berdy.jpgWe're constantly asked when Season 2 of "Switched at Birth" will begin, and now we've finally got an answer - though, technically, it's not really Season 2.

ABC Family's surprise hit series "Switched At Birth" aired 10 very successful episodes over the summer of 2012... and then extended the series by another 22 episodes.

Yes, that means that when "Switched at Birth" returns in January, it won't actually be Season 2 -- but an extension of a super-long, super-awesome first season.

The network has officially announced January 3, 2012 as "Switched At Birth's" return date -- meaning it will now air on a new day and time, Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Bay's biological father, Angelo (Gilles Marini) will be sticking around as a recurring guest star, as will Oscar winner Marlee Matlin and our favorite troublesome teen Austin Butler.

Last summer, "Switched at Birth" launched with the highest original series debut ABC Family's history in its target demo.
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