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While you probably know him best as goofy Max Russo on the Disney Channel's "The Wizards of Waverly Place," Jake T. Austin is taking on a more adult role as Jesus Foster on the new comedy-drama "The Fosters." Though "The Fosters" doesn't premiere until June 3, you can catch a preview of the show's first episode, which was released by ABC Family last week.
The trailblazing show tells the story of two moms raising both biological and foster children in a "multi-ethnic" household. In the (kind of intense) scene shown in the episode preview, Jesus confronts his sister, Marianna, played by Cierra Ramirez, after his pills have gone missing. Watch the full preview in the video above.
The last time we caught up with Jake, the teen actor alluded to possible on-screen drama.
"It introduces a lot of new topics, some are controversial, some aren’t, and aside from who’s involved in the show creatively, »
- Taylor Trudon
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The Hollywood Reporter is speculating that Heather Morris might not be returning to Glee. Morris hasn’t signed on for the show’s fifth season so maybe she’ll be taking time off to welcome her first child with boyfriend Taylor Hubbell.
Justina Machado (Private Practice, Six Feet Under) will guest star on the ABC Family series The Fosters. Machado will play “Sofia Rivera, the outspoken and extremely protective mother of Mariana Foster's (Cierra Ramirez) best friend, Lexi Rivera (Bianca Santos).”
- Bridget McManus
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The build-up to the June 3 premiere of The Fosters continues with ABC Family releasing new promo images and its first clip from the new two-mama drama. The new series from executive producer Jennifer Lopez follows a multi-ethnic family headed by two moms, police officer Stef and school administrator Lena (played by Teri Polo and Sherri Saum, respectively) raising their biological, adopted and foster children. Previews and promos so far haven’t shied from showing the women being affectionate, which is quite encouraging.
Though, as an ABC Family show, it’s clear that a lot of the drama and action will center around the youngsters. The first preview clip released shows Jesus (Jake T. Austin – yes, the youngest brother on Wizards of Waverly Place) confronts his sister Marianna (Cierra Ramirez) about some missing pills. Stealing and dealing drugs already? Drama, indeed.
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- dorothy snarker
“The Fosters” is joining the ABC Family roster of dramas June 3 at 9/8c and we’ve got an exclusive first look at the new series! Before we get to that, though, let’s give a little bit of background on the show. “The Fosters” has been brought to ABC Family by executive producer Jennifer Lopez and creators/writers/executive producers Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige. The series stars Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Jake T. Austin, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert, newcomer Maia Mitchell, Danny Nucci and Cierra Ramirez. Here’s more about the show: “‘The Fosters’ is a compelling, one-hour drama about a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two [ Read More ]
Zap2It has exclusively learned that Lorraine Toussaint ("Friday Night Lights," "Saving Grace") has been cast in the recurring role of Carol, mother of Lena Adams (Sherri Saum, "In Treatment"). Carol is described as a charismatic African-American woman who is a professor of Black Women's Studies at Berkeley and enjoys the spotlight. This being an ABC Family series, of course there is some friction between her and her daughter.
"The Fosters" tells the story of a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two lesbian mothers, the aforementioned Lena and Stef Foster (Teri Polo, "Meet the Parents"). The cast also includes Jake T. Austin, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert, Maia Mitchell, Danny Nucci and Cierra Ramirez.
Addressing several social topics including the foster care system, blended families and gay marriage, »
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Here are five things we learned from the character biographies.
1. Everyone is good looking.
It’s no surprise that the actors on the show are good-looking. Hollywood is not known for it’s use of the snaggle-toothed and the average looking. But as I scanned through the bios I was pleased to see that all the characters are noted for their good looks. This is not a show that holds its female characters out for their looks while speaking only about their male characters personalities. Nope, everyone here is good-looking, attractive, beautiful, or handsome and I find it to be a refreshing detail.
2. There’s an ex-husband situation.
Teri Polo ("Meet the Parents") and Sherri Saum ("Rescue Me") star as two moms doing their best to raise a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids. The cast also includes Jake T. Austin, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert, Maia Mitchell, Danny Nucci and Cierra Ramirez. »
Teri Polo ("Meet the Parents") and Sherri Saum ("Rescue Me") star as two moms doing their best to raise a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids. The cast also includes Jake T. Austin, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert, Maia Mitchell, Danny Nucci and Cierra Ramirez.
ABC Family has announced a summer schedule that includes the return of hits "Pretty Little Liars" and "Switched at Birth" and the debut of four new series including scripted dramas "Twisted" and Jennifer Lopez-produced "The Fosters."
"Pretty Little Liars" will return for Season 4 on June 11 at 8 p.m. Et, leading into the 9 p.m. premiere of new mystery drama "Twisted" starring Avan Jogia as a 16-year-old prime suspect in a murder case. Maddie Hasson, Kylie Bunbury, Kimberly Quinn, Sam Robards, Ashton Moio and Denise Richards also star.
"The Fosters" premieres June 3 at 9 p.m. following the one-hour series finale of "The Secret Life of the American Teenager." "Fosters" stars Teri Polo and Sherri Saum as two moms raising a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids. Jake T. Austin, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert, Maia Mitchell, Danny Nucci and Cierra Ramirez also star.
"Switched at Birth" returns one week later on June 10 at 8 p. »
You may know that I’m already something of a reluctant, if fairly enthusiastic, fan of ABC Family, and most of the shows they put out. If so, I don’t have to sell you on the two new series coming your way this summer (and only really want to sell you on one anyway).
Much as ABC Family may not quite be putting out the best shows on television, if you look at series that are predominantly geared toward a specific demographic… well, I think they might be actually. Younger audiences (and let’s face it, especially female audiences) are caught in a sort of black hole when it comes to television, and shows aimed at them today are either convinced that your brain doesn’t turn on until you’re 20 (actually, it switches off at about 11, and back on at some vague point), or have no real appeal »
- Marc Eastman
"ABC Family is synonymous with groundbreaking storytelling and iconic characters," Michael Riley, president of ABC Family, said in a statement. "These new shows will bring the same depth, heart, close relationships and authenticity that our viewers have come to expect and, will pair nicely with our already established pop culture hits."
"Twisted," a one-hour mystery, follows a 16-year-old with a troubled past who reconnects with his two best friends from childhood. However, it's not all happy reunions as the young man becomes the prime suspect in a murder when a student is found dead in her home. Avan Jogia stars opposite Maddie Hasson, Kylie Bunbury, Kimberly Quinn, Sam Robards, Ashton Moio and Denise Richards.
- Chris Harnick
"The Fosters" tells the story of a multi-ethnic family made up of a mix of foster and biological children. All of the kids are being raised by two moms.
The show will be executive-produced by Jennifer Lopez, Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige. The cast includes Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Jake T. Austin, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert, Maia Mitchell, Danny Nucci and Cierra Ramirez.
"Twisted" (formerly known as "Socio") may be the darker of the two series. It is described as a one-hour mystery centered on a charismatic but troubled 16-year-old boy. After he reconnects with his two female childhood best friends, the boy becomes a prime suspect in the murder of a fellow student.
The executive »
ABC Family has given series orders to a pair of its most recently ordered drama pilots, picking up "The Fosters" and "Twisted." Both dramas will begin production this spring and will premiere on ABC Family this summer. "The Fosters" comes from executive producer Jennifer Lopez and creators Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige. The story of a multi-ethnic family of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms stars Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Jake T. Austin, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert, Maia Mitchell, Danny Nucci and Cierra Ramirez. Kind of a Muppet Babies version of "Dexter," "Twisted" (formerly titled »
- Daniel Fienberg
"The Fosters," which was created by Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige, who will also executive produce alongside Jennifer, stars Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Jake T. Austin, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert, Maia Mitchell, Danny Nucci and Cierra Ramirez.
A one-hour drama, the show focuses on a "multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms," ABC Family said in a release.
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