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 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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ABC Family's The Fosters makes history Monday (9/8c) when lesbian moms Stef (Teri Polo) and Lena (Sherri Saum) get hitched in TV's first gay wedding ...
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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.