“‘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,” said ABC Family programming chief Kate Juergens.
“Fosters” ranked as the top new cable series of the summer in ABC Family’s key demos: viewers 12-34, and femmes 12-34.
Hourlong drama is preparing to roll out new season one episodes in January.
“The Fosters” is exec produced by Jennifer Lopez along with show creators Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige. Series is produced by Lopez’s Nuyorican Prods. and Prodco.
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