Birth, which is nearing the end of its second season, is “like no other show on television and we are so proud to have it as part of our family,” Kate Juergens, executive VP of original programming and development at ABC Family, said in a statement. “Adding additional seasons and episodes of our returning series spotlights how well our programming resonates with our audience.”
The network has also ordered additional episodes of its freshman summer series The Fosters and Twisted.
The renewal/extensions come a week after the cabler cancelled Amy Sherman-Palladino’s ballet-themed dramedy Bunheads.
Switched at Birth‘s third season is set to launch in January 2014. The drama currently airs Mondays at 8/7c.