ABC Family's Original Series 'The Fosters' to Feature New Hit Single "Live it Up" From Series Executive Producer Jennifer Lopez

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June 18th, 2013

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Single Will Be Featured in Quinceañera Party Scenes With the Foster Family


Burbank, CA – (June 18, 2013) – ABC Family’s new drama series “The Fosters” will feature the new hit single “Live It Up” from Jennifer Lopez, world-renowned actor, recording artist, businesswoman and “The Fosters” Executive Producer in the all-new episode airing Monday, June 24th, at 9:00pm ET/PT. “Live It Up,” produced by RedOne, precedes Lopez’s 10th album to be released on 2101 Records / Capitol Records in late 2013. The music video for “Live It Up” has to date received over 25 million views online.


In the episode titled “Quinceañera,” Lena (Sherri Saum) wants to throw Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) the perfect Quinces party, while Stef (Teri Polo) balks at the cost of the event. Prompted by her moms, Mariana invites Callie (Maia Mitchell) to be in her court and Callie awkwardly accepts. Meanwhile, Lexi (guest star Bianca Santos) tells Jesus (Jake T. Austin) she doesn’t want to sneak around behind Mariana’s back anymore, but they’re finding it hard to keep their hands off one another. Lena’s mother Dana (guest star Lorraine Toussaint) arrives in town for the Quinceañera and the friction between mother and daughter is palpable. Mariana stumbles upon some news that could completely ruin her special day. Jennifer Lopez’s song “Live It Up” will be featured during Mariana’s Quinceañera celebration.


From executive producer Jennifer Lopez, (“American Idol,” “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” “Maid in Manhattan”) 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.


  • Recollected

    Just because she’s the executive producer she thinks she can plug in an advertisement for her music. :?

  • Steve

    “New Hit Single” it rank #83 on the music charts??? Mariah Carey song “Beautiful rank #5, both song came out the same week?? We all knew Jlo was going to incorporated her music or whatever projects she has going at the moment, so why is everyone shock, her song “Living it Up” is a complete flop?? Its number 83 on the Billboard Top 100 Charts, for the last 3 weeks, it doesn’t matter it she gave her music always, nobody likes are is going to buy her music, her music history already have showed you that, she has never won any major music awards (Grammy’s) in the 20 years in the industry? That a complete failure??

  • Tom

    Jlo has really nothing to do with The Fosters, its Joanna Johnson who is the writer-executive producer of the new ABC Family drama, Jlo venture company is where Jlo fits in with this show, otherwise do see why they kept bring her name on this show when she practically has nothing to do with the producing and writing of this show?

  • EatMorePez

    I’m not a JLo fan by any means, but if you want to argue that her music career is a failure, you probably shouldn’t point out the longevity of said career.

  • PurpleDrazi

    “Jennifer Lopez, world-renowned actor…”

    And that’s where you lost me.

  • Jerry

    We are sure once this show flops, Jlo will put blame the real producers and writers of the show. but for now she talking all the glory as executive producers even though she really doesn’t have anything to do with the writing or producing of the show, she well known for putting the blame on someone else decides herself?

  • Samuel

    Why did ABC Family publish a press release designed to make people LESS likely to watch the show?

  • Bizarro

    So what her single is not doing that great. Maybe she’ll realize that she needs to change it up. The dance electro pop she’s been making needs to stop or be reinvented somehow without Pitbull (though I like him). Anyways her career is not a flop and she should continue doing all that she does. She may not of won a Grammy but she has been nominated a few times. Haters she will be RECEIVING A STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME TOMORROW!!!!!!!! Word is since its the 2,500 star it’s going to be pretty big extravagant ceremony. I don’t know why their is a article for her song being featured on the show though. She may be executive producer of the show but who cares if her song is being featured.

  • Sally



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