Rosie O'Donnell, Maia Mitchell
Rosie O'Donnell is returning to The Fosters!
"I'm doing three episodes in the second half of this season," O'Donnell told TVGuide.com after the season premiere of The View. "ABC has been very nice in allowing me the time to go do that. When I took this job, I made sure I could still do The Fosters because I like being recognized by 12-year-olds at the mall. They call me [my character's name] Rita, but still I don't mind."
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O'Donnell plays the strict but compassionate social worker and house mom at Girls United who became a mentor to Callie (Maia Mitchell) when she was living there. O'Donnell appeared in five episodes in Season 1 and reprised her role for two more earlier this season, guiding Callie as she found her birth father Robert (Kerr Smith). ABC Family declined to comment.
It's crisis time. ABC Family's The Fosters returns Monday for Season 2, picking up where last spring's calamitous cliffhangers left off. Teen pianist Brandon (David Lambert), who was beaten to a pulp by punks, will emerge with a badly injured hand. "His life's dream may be over and, in many ways, he has only himself to blame," says executive producer/writer Joanna Johnson.
Will Callie's adoption finally go through on The Fosters?
On Monday's season premiere (9/8c, ABC Family), Callie (Maia Mitchell) returns to the courthouse in hopes of making everything official, but until she can find her birth father — or she turns 18 — the adoption is put on hold.
On Monday's The Fosters' (9/8c, ABC Family), Callie Jacobs is right back where she began when the series premiered, in juvie. But this time around she has a loving family by her side -- if only she could see finally accept them into her life.
"It's complicated for Callie because her goal is to live independently and take control of her life and not be bound by the system or family or expectations of her that have been restricting," Maia Mitchell tellsTVGuide.com. "She gradually realizes that may not be the best thing for her, but it's hard when you've never been loved or nurtured to accept it because it's terrifying to have the thought of it being taken away."
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The Fosters' Callie will find a new mentor in Rosie O'Donnell.
In the final moments of the Season 1 finale, Callie (Maia Mitchell) left the Fosters' home in the middle of the night after her little brother saw her kissing foster brother Brandon (David Lambert). When the show returns, Callie will have found herself at Girls United, a transitional home, where O'Donnell plays a social worker named Rita. In our first look photo from the second episode of the season — and the beginning of O'Donnell's arc — Rita is questioning Callie about an incident with one of the other foster kids.
Sherri Saum, Teri Polo
The Fosters has been renewed for a second season, ABC Family announced 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," Kate Juergens, ABC Family's executive vice president of programming, said in a statement. "The show's dynamic cast and groundbreaking story lines resonate with our core viewers and leave them wanting more."
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Rochelle Aytes and Alyssa Milano
"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.
ABC Family's new drama The Fosters will introduce TV viewers to a new kind of modern family.
Executive-produced by Jennifer Lopez, the drama tells the story of Lena (Sherri Saum) and Stef (Teri Polo), a bi-racial lesbian couple that takes in Callie (Maia Mitchell), a troubled teen with an abusive past. The transition for Callie is anything but easy, especially as she tries to fit in with Stef's biological son Brandon (David Lambert) and the couple's adopted twins Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) and Jesus (Jake T. Austin).
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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.