The Fosters

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Percentage of LGBT Characters on TV Has Dropped, GLAAD Report Says

Melissa Benoist, Alex Newell

The percentage of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) characters on broadcast networks in primetime has dropped, according to a new report from GLAAD released Friday.

According to the organization's annual "Where We Are On TV" study, LGBT characters make up... read more

Ask Matt: The New Doctor, Fosters, Emmy Snubs, Dance, Glee

Peter Capaldi

Question: What are your thoughts on the selection of Scottish actor Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who's Twelfth Doctor? I have to admit that I had no idea who he was — I assume he's more of a household name in the U.K. I don't want to prematurely bash the selection and I'm willing to see how things work out, but it seems to be a traditional choice and even more so since the modern Doctor Who series has featured younger actors. During the special that announced the selection, the show runner ...
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ABC Family's The Fosters Throws a Same-Sex Wedding

Sherri Sam and Teri Polo

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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ABC Family Orders More Switched at Birth, The Fosters and Twisted

Switched at Birth

ABC family has ordered a third season of Switched at Birth, along with additional episodes of freshmen series The Fosters and Twistedthe network announced Tuesday. 

Switched at Birth's third season is set to premiere ... read more

The Monday Playlist: A Birth Switcheroo, Syfy Cliffhangers, a Major Complication

D.W. Moffett, Lea Thompson

It's not a wonderful alt-life on ABC Family's Switched at Birth (Monday, 8/7c), as this endearing family drama imagines a "what if" scenario that hinges on Regina having gone public about the switch after she discovered it when the girls were but 3 years old. (The fact that she kept it a secret until their adolescence was the crux of an argument last week between her and John Kennish that ended with him collapsing from what appeared to be a heart attack.)

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The Monday Playlist: Under the Dome, Major Crimes, Warehouse's Head Case

Colin Ford

It's a bird. It's a plane. Duck and cover! What goes up must come down in a small town trapped — wait for it — Under the Dome, the title of an ingeniously warped conceit from the fertile mind of Stephen King, who believes that ...
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Bold and the Beautiful's Joanna Johnson Dishes The Fosters and Her "Gayest Year Ever"

Joanna Johnson

Joanna Johnson is seen — though not often enough — as late-blooming lesbian Karen Spencer on CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful. But her main claim to fame these days is as writer-executive producer of the new ABC Family drama The Fosters (premiering Monday at 9/8c). The series stars Teri Polo and Sherri Saum as lesbian parents Stef and Lena who preside over a multiethnic mix of kids, one biological, the others from the foster-care system. TV Guide Magazine spoke with Johnson creator of the hit Kelly Ripa-Faith Ford sitcom Hope & Faith — to get the scoop on her newest primetime gig, where she's sharing exec-producing duties with the one and only Jennifer Lopez. And, of course, we had to find out if Johnson will ever come back to her much-missed storyline on B&B!

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Watch My Show: The Fosters' Peter Paige and Bradley Bredeweg Answer Our Showrunner Survey

The Fosters

Jenny from the Block has a new address. Jennifer Lopez is one of the executive producers of The Fosters, a new drama about two moms (Teri Polo and Sherri Saum) with a multi-ethnic mix of biological, adopted and foster kids. Fellow exec producers and the show's creators, Peter Paige and Bradley Bredeweg (Queer as Folk), explain why we should take in The Fosters, which premieres Monday at 9/8c on ABC Family.

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The Monday Playlist: Fosters, Mistresses, Teen Wolf, Revolution Finale

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.

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Jennifer Lopez Introduces TV's Newest Modern Family With The Fosters

Jennifer Lopez

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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Premiered: June 03, 2013, on ABC Family
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Premise: A lesbian couple head up a multiethnic family comprised of a biological son and a few adopted kids.

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