Since its launch in 2011, Switched At Birth has gained a loyal fanbase, stretching across four seasons. But despite the show's legions of followers, viewers will have to wait until next year to watch the fifth and final season.
Creator Lizzy Weiss tweeted confirmation on Friday night, revealing that we wouldn't get a glimpse of Bay, Daphne and co. until 2017, as well as a plea for fans to be patient:
The First Of Its Kind
The show is "the first mainstream television series to have multiple deaf and hard-of-hearing series regulars and scenes shot entirely in American Sign Language (ASL)," according to ABC Family.
As well as Katie Leclerc, who plays the leading role, a number of the show's cast are deaf or hard of hearing, including Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin, who plays Melody.
The show centers around two teenage girls who were, you guessed it, switched at birth, and follows their struggles to adapt to their two different families after discovering the truth.
Are you a fan of 'Switched At Birth'? Do you feel the fifth season should be released sooner?