ABC Family starts Production on New Drama Series 'The Fosters'

Categories: Network TV Press Releases

Written By

April 5th, 2013

the fosters

via press release:



Burbank, CA (April 5, 2013) – Production began today in Burbank for the new ABC Family original series “The Fosters,” a compelling one-hour drama about a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms (played by Teri Polo and Sherri Saum). Acclaimed director Tim Busfield, who also directed the pilot, is directing the episode.


“The Fosters” premieres on ABC Family on Monday, June 3rd, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT during a month when cultural attention will be turned toward Supreme Court rulings on the legalities of the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage. In addition to gay marriage and parenting, the groundbreaking and thematically diverse series addresses the foster care system, mixed race families and teen issues that will keep the conversation going.


From executive producer Jennifer Lopez, (“American Idol,” “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” “The Back-Up Plan”) and created by Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige (“Queer As Folk”), who also serve as writers and executive producers, “The Fosters” stars Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Jake T. Austin, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert, Maia Mitchell, Danny Nucci and Cierra Ramirez. Joanna Johnson (“Make it or Break it”), Elaine Goldsmith Thomas, Benny Medina and Greg Gugliotta also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by Nuyorican Productions, Inc., and Prodco, Inc.


Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 97 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today’s families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relatable programming about today’s relationships - told with a mix of diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family’s programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. Emmy® Award-winning provides a variety of interactive entertainment and community features from rich, fan-centric programming -- including blogs, viewing parties, webisodes, full episodes of the network’s hit programming, along with sneak peek exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes clips. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas.” ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.

  • AniMatsuri

    So after the mostly failure of “The New Normal”, this is another attempt from Hollywierd to shove homosexuality as normal and wholesome.

  • tasha


    your bigotry is showing. reign it in.

  • Bumblebee

    Or an attempt to ask what makes a family. Very much like the show its paired with, “Switched at Birth”. From the look of things the foster family aspect will probably be the focus not necessarily the two Moms part.

  • Damiker

    Sounds boring, won’t be watching.

  • Celia

    It only sounds boring because the description is vague. There has to be more to the show than this.

  • AniMatsuri_Is_A_Monster

    When The Jeffersons was announced people like you were saying “this is another attempt from Hollywierd to shove black people as normal and wholesome”

    Failure at life is what you are.

  • WHAT??

    How can you be so ignorant and compare race to an act. Homosexuality is a choice,even though I am hetero I can choose to have sex or not.. I can choose to flaunt my sexual escapes or not. No matter where I am or where I go, I can be described as black. I don’t accept or reject people because they are gay, straight or neither.. I accept or regret because of character.

© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures