Switched at Birth and The Fosters are set to debut their new seasons on Monday, Jan. 13. Both ABC Family soaps deal with nontraditional blended families, and the ties that bind families will still be the most important thing when the programs return for their winter season. READ MORE
ABC Family has handed out a second season to its multi-ethnic family drama about two gay parents and their children, The Fosters, the network announced on Friday.
“’The Fosters’ has demonstrated its ability to build an audience, and the creative team’s compelling storytelling assures us that there will be more growth in upcoming seasons,” said Kate Juergens, Chief Creative Officer and Executive Vice President, Programming, ABC Family. “The show’s dynamic cast and groundbreaking storylines resonate with our core viewers and leave them wanting more.”
The Fosters stars former One Life to Live grad Sherri Saum as Lena, one of the family's two moms.
Rosie O’Donnell has landed a recurring role on The Fosters. The former daytime talk show host will play Rita Hendricks, a no-nonsense, but kind-hearted foster care worker. Rita will become a mentor to a member of the Foster clan on the hit ABC Family drama.
O’Donnell is no stranger to the world of foster care world. The actress is a foster and adoptive mother herself and staunch advocate for the foster care system. On her upcoming role, O’Donnell stated:
I am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful, heartwarming show. My kids and I never miss it. READ MORE
ABC Family has released a new promo teasing all the soapy drama ahead on their summer shows.
There are the scandalous escapades of those Pretty Little Liars and the tormented townsfolk of Twisted. Also, there’s tons of family melodrama with The Fosters and Switched at Birth. Then, there are the zany hijinks of of Baby Daddy and Melissa & Joey, to keep you entertained until Labor Day.
Check out the promo after the jump!
Joanna Johnson has a full plate these days. The Bold and the Beautiful guest star is gaining raves reviews for the new ABC Family series The Fosters, which she’s co-executive producing (under the leadership of some chick named Jennifer Lopez). TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan spoke with Johnson, where she revealed the risk she took with show and if she will be back on B&B.
TV Guide Magazine: Word is, you turned down another series hoping the pilot for The Fosters would get picked up. True?
Johnson: Peter and Brad made a beautiful pilot, which I had nothing to do with. I met with them after it had been filmed and got very excited, even though I had an offer to do another show that was all set to shoot. Since The Fosters hadn't yet received a pickup from ABC Family, my agents said, "You gotta take the sure thing." In this business, you don't say no to work, but I really wanted to do The Fosters. It was so worth taking the risk. I couldn't stand the idea that it would get picked up and I'd be working on some other show, playing it safe. I would have kicked myself forever. This show can achieve so much! It's a great opportunity to raise awareness and inspire people to open up their hearts and get into the foster-care program. READ MORE