Shelly Long to Guest Star on ABC Family's SWITCHED AT BIRTH, 3/6


Academy Award® Winner Marlee Matlin, Shelley Long ("Cheers," "Modern Family") and Maiara Walsh ("Desperate Housewives," "Mean Girls 2") will all guest star on the Tuesday, March 6th episode of ABC Family's SWITCHED AT BIRTH entitled 'Game On'. The episode airs at 8:00 ET/PT.

In the episode, Daphne is nervous and excited about playing in the basketball tournament for Carlton against Buckner Hall while Emmett makes a mistake that could destroy his relationship with Bay forever, in an all-new episode of "Switched at Birth" on ABC Family, airing Tuesday, March 6 at 8:00PM ET/PT.

In "Game On," Daphne is nervous about the basketball tournament with Carlton vs. Buckner Hall, although she's excited to represent the deaf community and Carlton and hopes to make them all proud. Meanwhile, Melody puts Bay in an awkward position when she asks her to testify in Emmett's custody hearing. Emmett, frustrated by all the drama with his parents divorce, makes a bad decision that could potentially destroy his relationship with Bay. Kathyrn meets with a NY book editor, Rya Bellows (Shelley Long), to discuss publishing her biography regarding the switch. And, Regina questions whether she should continue seeing Patrick, who seems unfamiliar with dating a single mother.

"Switched at Birth" is executive-produced by Lizzy Weiss ("Blue Crush"), Paul Stupin ("Make It or Break It") and John Ziffren ("Melissa & Joey," "Make It or Break It"). The series also stars Katie Leclerc as Daphne Vasquez; Vanessa Marano ("Gilmore Girls") as Bay Kennish; Constance Marie ("George Lopez") as Regina Vasquez; D.W. Moffett ("Friday Night Lights") as John Kennish; Lea Thompson ("Back to the Future," "Caroline in the City") as Kathryn Kennish; Lucas Grabeel ("High School Musical") as Toby Kennish; and Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe. Marlee Matlin guest stars as Melody Bledsoe, Shelley Long guest stars as Rya Bellows, Maiara Walsh as Simone, Anthony Natale as Cameron Bledsoe, T.L. Forsberg as Olivia, Christopher Wiehl as Patrick Beemer,

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