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"Here's the story
Of two lovely ladies ..."
Doesn't take long before ABC Family's The Fosters dispels one of its two moms' worries that if they keep adding kids to their already crowded household, "It's going to be like The Brady Bunch around here." Well, maybe if Carol had married Alice and Alice was an African-American private-school vice principal and Carol was a cop and the kids were a blended multi-racial rainbow of diversity. Earnest but rarely saccharine, this promising new family drama (Monday, 9/8c) — to be paired in future weeks with the channel's best series, Switched at Birth — establishes its edgier tone by introducing its main character, the abused but prideful Callie (Maia Mitchell), as she gets roughed up on her way out of juvy and into the welcoming custody of Lena (Sherri Saum), who hasn't yet told her partner-the-cop Stef (Teri Polo) about the new addition.
What's love got to do with it? Everything! Lesbian couple Stef (Teri Polo) and Lena (Sherri Saum) head a multiethnic family of foster and biological kids on the new ABC Family drama The Fosters (premiering Monday, June 3 at 9/8c). Executive producer Jennifer Lopez made it all happen — and tells us why.
TV Guide Magazine: You're already everywhere. Why add this gig to your crazy-busy life?
Jennifer Lopez: It's irresponsible not to do TV like this if you get the chance. Like a lot of people, I was raised on idyllic shows like The Brady Bunch and Eight Is Enough. We need to put out the message that a family doesn't need to have one mom, one dad, one dog and a picket fence. A family is about love and acceptance.
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Candice Glover, Kree Harrison
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Jennifer Lopez is returning to American Idol...at least for the May 16 season finale, where she will perform her new single, "Live it Up." "It's great to go back and see the old gang," she told TV Guide Magazine at the Nuvo TV upfront on May 15, where she was named the Chief Creative Officer for the Latino targeted, English-speaking network. "I do miss it. I had a great time doing Idol."
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Jennifer Lopez was rushed to safety while shooting a music video after gunshots were fired nearby, US Magazine reports.
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Nikki Minaj, Mariah Carey
Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey's feud is far from over. A day after getting into a heated argument with Carey on American Idol, Minaj tweeted a serious of insults at her fellow judge, referencing a recent report that said Idol producers considered replacing Carey with Jennifer Lopez.
Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey
Was American Idol planning to replace judge Mariah Carey with Jennifer Lopez?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Idol producers and Fox executives wanted to replace Carey with Lopez in order to "jump-start" the falling ratings. Once a ratings juggernaut, Idol's performance show has been averaging around 12 million viewers, the lowest a season has garnered since its debut. But apparently the switcheroo idea led Carey to threaten litigation, so the plan was nixed.
ABC Family will introduce its newest drama, The Fosters, on Monday, June 3. But you don't have to wait until summer for your first look at the official Foster family photograph.
Executive producer Jennifer Lopez, her longtime manager Benny Medina and Queer as Folk's Peter Paige helped develop this one-hour drama about a multi-ethnic mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two lesbian moms.