The first 10 episodes of The Fosters available on ABCSpark.ca and on demand
TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - The first 10 episodes of ABC Spark's breakout hit The Fosters will be available on ABCSpark.ca on Saturday, January 11 and Sunday, January 12 and on demand until Monday, January 13 through cable and satellite providers across the country. For a list of participating providers click here.
The Fosters then returns with new episodes on Monday, January 13, 2014, at 9 p.m. ET on ABC Spark.
The Fosters is a one-hour drama about a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms. Stef Foster, a dedicated police officer, and her partner Lena Adams Foster, a school Vice Principal, have built a close-knit, loving family with Stef's biological son from a previous marriage, Brandon, and their adopted twins Mariana and Jesus. Their lives are disrupted in unexpected ways when Lena meets Callie, a guarded teen with an abusive past who has spent her life in and out of foster homes. Lena and Stef warily welcome Callie and her younger brother Jude into their home hoping to provide them with the guidance and nurturing so desperately needed.
Over time, Callie and Jude open up about losing their parents and the hardships they suffered while in previous foster homes. Callie grows especially close to Brandon, but their mutual attraction causes jealousy and concern since foster children are not allowed to have intimate relationships in the same household. When Callie finally gives in to those feelings, she jeopardizes Stef and Lena's offer to make her and Jude a permanent part of the family. Not wanting to ruin Jude's chances of finally finding a stable, loving home, Callie runs away.
Winner of 2013's Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Show, The Fosters is executive-produced by Jennifer Lopez, (American Idol, What to Expect When You're Expecting, The Back-Up Plan) and created by Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige (Queer As Folk), who also serve as executive producers and writers, along with Joanna Johnson (Make it or Break it). The Fosters stars Teri Polo (Meet the Parents) as Stef Foster, Sherri Saum (In Treatment) as Lena Adams Foster, Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place) as Jesus Foster, Hayden Byerly (Parenthood) as Jude Jacob, David Lambert (Aaron Stone) as Brandon Foster, Maia Mitchell (Teen Beach Movie) as Callie Jacob, Danny Nucci (Titanic) as Mike Foster and Cierra Ramirez (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) as Mariana Foster. Greg Gugliotta, Elaine Goldsmith Thomas, Benny Medina, and John Ziffren also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by Nuyorican Productions, Inc., and Prodco, Inc.
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