via press release:
ABC FAMILY INVITES FANS TO CATCH UP WITH “THE FOSTERS” OVER THE HOLIDAYS
The First 10 Episodes of “The Fosters” Now on ABCFamily.com and the ABC Family App
Enter “The Fosters: Binge & Win” Sweepstakes to Win a Trip to LA
to Visit the Set of “The Fosters.”
Burbank, CA (December 23, 2013) – The first 10 episodes of ABC Family’s breakout hit “The Fosters” are now available on ABCFamily.com or through the ABC Family App for smartphones and tablets. Fans can catch up over the holiday break and then enter “The Fosters: Binge & Win” Sweepstakes between December 23, 2013 and January 5, 2014 for a chance to win a trip for four to Los Angeles to visit “The Fosters” set.
Fans can visit “The Fosters: Binge & Win” Sweepstakes App on “The Fosters” Facebook page, where they can share their favorite moment from the first 10 episodes on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram to enter for a chance to win.
“The Fosters” returns with new episodes on Monday, January 13, 2014, at 9pm ET/PT on ABC Family.
“The Fosters” is a one-hour drama about a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms. Stef Foster, a dedicated police officer, and her partner Lena Adams Foster, a school Vice Principal, have built a close-knit, loving family with Stef’s biological son from a previous marriage, Brandon, and their adopted twins Mariana and Jesus. Their lives are disrupted in unexpected ways when Lena meets Callie, a guarded teen with an abusive past who has spent her life in and out of foster homes. Lena and Stef warily welcome Callie and her younger brother Jude into their home hoping to provide them with the guidance and nurturing so desperately needed.
Over time, Callie and Jude open up about losing their parents and the hardships they suffered while in previous foster homes. Callie grows especially close to Brandon, but their mutual attraction causes jealousy and concern since foster children are not allowed to have intimate relationships in the same household. When Callie finally gives in to those feelings, she jeopardizes Stef and Lena’s offer to make her and Jude a permanent part of the family. Not wanting to ruin Jude’s chances of finally finding a stable, loving home, Callie runs away.
Winner of 2013’s Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Show, “The Fosters” is executive-produced by 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 executive producers and writers, along with Joanna Johnson (“Make it or Break it”). “The Fosters” stars Teri Polo (“Meet the Parents”) as Stef Foster, Sherri Saum (“In Treatment”) as Lena Adams Foster, Jake T. Austin (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) as Jesus Foster, Hayden Byerly (“Parenthood”) as Jude Jacob, David Lambert (“Aaron Stone”) as Brandon Foster, Maia Mitchell (“Teen Beach Movie”) as Callie Jacob, Danny Nucci (“Titanic”) as Mike Foster and Cierra Ramirez (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager”) as Mariana Foster. Greg Gugliotta, Elaine Goldsmith Thomas, Benny Medina, and John Ziffren 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 ABCFamily.com provides full episodes of the network’s hit programming, along with sneak peek exclusive previews. 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.