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"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" is still months away from premiering, and already, there's a behind-the-scenes shakeup.
On Tuesday (Oct. 15), NBC announced that former "Daily Show" executive producer and showrunner Josh Lieb would be joining "Late Night" with host Jimmy Fallon as producer, before transitioning into the role on the new "Tonight Show," as well. Lieb, who has been with the Comedy Central series since 2006, replaces veteran "Late Night" writer Amy Ozols, who had been announced in the job back in June.
Fallon's iteration of "The Tonight Show" will premiere in February.
More TV news and notes:
- "New Girl" star Zooey Deschanel and her producing partner, Rivka Sophia Rossi, have sold two projects under their first-look deal with 20th Century Fox TV. "Freelancers," sold to Fox, is written by Mickey Rapkin (whose non-fiction book "Pitch Perfect" spawned the hit film) and centers on a disgraced lawyer who gets »
A Teen Beach Movie reunion is on the horizon. Actor Garrett Clayton, who starred with Maia Mitchell on Disney Channel's summer ratings hit, has landed a pivotal role on ABC Family's The Fosters, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. Clayton has joined the hour-long drama in a recurring capacity as Chase, a handsome and charming high school senior who recruits Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) to join the crew of the school play. He first appears in the second episode of the winter season, which kicks off in January. Story: ABC Family Renews 'The Fosters' for Season 2 The casting comes
- Philiana Ng
On The Fosters, Lena and Stef welcome adopted children into their family. ABC Family is hoping that viewers will welcome this new TV show into their homes and bring big ratings. Will it see a second season or be cancelled instead? Time will tell.
Airing on Monday nights, the cast of The Fosters includes Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Jake T. Austin, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert, Maia Mitchell, Danny Nucci, and Cierra Ramirez. Below are the show's TV ratings, the best way to tell if this new TV series will be cancelled or renewed. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:
Update: ABC Family has ordered additional episodes for January 2014.
Episode 01-10: Monday, 08/05/13 »
The Fosters follows the lives of same-sex domestic partners in San Diego as they raise five children, one biological son, adopted twins, and a foster brother and sister. The cast includes Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Jake T. Austin, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert, Maia Mitchell, Danny Nucci, and Cierra Ramirez.
The drama previewed in March and then started airing regularly in June. The episodes performed well enough for ABC Family to order an additional 10 episodes, bringing the first season total to 20.
The initial 10 episodes averaged 1.74 million viewers. The second set will start airing in January 2014 with season two expected sometime later next year.
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ABC Family has renewed its new drama series, "The Fosters," for Season 2. After new episodes air in January 2014, the second season of the multi-ethnic, foster family show will return at some point in the summer.
"'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, the ABC Family chief creative officer and executive vice president of programming. "The show's dynamic cast and groundbreaking storylines resonate with our core viewers and leave them wanting more."
From executive producer Jennifer Lopez, "The Fosters" is a one-hour drama that focuses on two moms raising a group of foster and biological children. Stef Foster (Teri Polo), a police officer, and Lena Adams Foster (Sherri Saum), her partner and a school vice principal, live with Stef's biological son, Brandon (David Lambert), adopted twins Mariana »
The Imagen Awards, which celebrate the positive portrayals of Latinos in Hollywood in film and television, brought down the Beverly Hilton last Friday with Aubrey Plaza, Bella Thorne, Constance Marie, Guillermo Diaz, Jon Huertas and Cierra Ramirez among the ceremony's star-studded guests. Here's what they had to say on the red carpet: Here are some candid Instagram photos from the night: #ImagenAwards For a full list of winners, click here.
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Burbank, Calif. — "The Fosters" is a study in unlikely bedfellows.
The new ABC Family drama pairs mainstream star Jennifer Lopez and Peter Paige, who played bubbly Emmett in the cult favorite series "Queer as Folk," as executive producers. It brings to television a rare depiction of a lesbian couple as heads of a household.
And "The Fosters," airing its second episode 9 p.m. Edt Monday, combines a focus on the generally ignored lives of foster children with the challenges of an ethnically diverse home – a big reach for an hourlong series aimed at teenagers and young adults.
"I think in every time we have to kind of push that envelope and really be a reflection of what's going on in society and ... this show does that and in a smart, edgy, funny, heartfelt way," said Lopez, who's producing it with co-creators Paige and Bradley Bredeweg.
The 43-year-old actress-singer-dancer candidly cites »
Network: ABC Family
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: June 3, 2013 -- Tbd
Series status: Has not been cancelled
TV show description:
A drama, this TV series revolves around a multi-ethnic family -- a mix of foster and biological kids who are being raised by two moms.
Stef Foster (Teri Polo) is a dedicated police officer and her partner, Lena Adams (Sherri Saum), is a school Vice Principal. Together, they've built a close-knit, loving family with Stef's biological son from a previous marriage, Brandon (David Lambert), and their adopted twins, Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) and Jesus (Jake T. Austin).
Their lives are disrupted in unexpected ways when Lena meets Callie (Maia Mitchell). She's »
But before you tell us if you’ll be adding the new drama to your DVR series pass list, let’s review who’s who: Police officer Stef Foster – yes, that’s really the last name of Teri Polo‘s character — and Vice Principal Lena Adams (In Treatment‘s Sherri Saum) are a loving couple raising adopted twins Mariana (The Secret Life of the American Teenager‘s Cierra Ramirez) and Jesus (Wizards of Waverly Place »
- Vlada Gelman
Will you be taking ‘The Fosters’ into your weekly schedule? Read our review, then give us yours!
ABC Family premiered its latest drama The Fosters on June 3, introducing viewers to the network’s most groundbreaking family yet. I call the Fosters ”groundbreaking” because they happen to be spearheaded by a same-sex couple, which is certainly what many people will take away from the show — but that’s far from what it’s all about.
The series premiere found the Fosters taking in their latest child — a fresh-out-of-juvie bad girl named Callie (Maia Mitchell) — who instantly got the family involved in her problems. She developed an especially strong connection with Brandon (David Lambert), who helped Callie sneak into her old foster house so she could say hi to her own little brother, Jude.
Things at Callie’s old foster house escalated quickly, and cop-mom Stef (Teri Polo) had to go in »
- Andy Swift
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In the series, created by Peter Paige and Bradley Bredweg and Executive Produced by Jennifer Lopez, we meet police officer Stef Foster (Teri Polo) and her partner, school principal Lena Adams (Sherri Saum) who are in a committed relationship and trying to keep life in a balance as they raise a houseful of teenaged kids. Eldest son Brandon (David Lambert) is the biological son of Stef's with her ex, Mike (Danny Nucci), who still wants to be a part of the picture. Twin adoptees Jesus (Jake T. Austin) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) have been a part of the family for awhile but are curious about their biological Mom. And new addition Callie (Maia Mitchell) has had her share of »
- Jim Halterman
Everything distinctive about “The Fosters” — an ABC Family drama eager to promote Jennifer Lopez’s involvement as a producer — appears to have been extracted during the pitch meeting, indicating a show either built by committee or incorporating too many notes. Although the series has its heart in the right place, focusing on a lesbian couple raising teenage foster kids, as well as a birth child from a previous marriage, it’s an utterly by-the-numbers affair. Give the channel credit for trying, and the material feels tonally compatible with its other hours. Still, the premiere does little to merit laying down roots.
Callie (Maia Mitchell) is introduced receiving a beating in juvenile hall, on the eve of her release. The kindly Lena (Sherri Saum) reluctantly agrees to take her in (“It’s just for a few weeks,” she sighs), much to the chagrin and surprise of her partner, Stef (Teri Polo »
- Brian Lowry
Executive-produced by Jennifer Lopez, the drama tells the story of Lena (Sherri Saum) and Stef (Teri Polo), a bi-racial lesbian couple that takes in Callie (Maia Mitchell), a troubled teen with an abusive past. The transition for Callie is anything but easy, especially as she tries to fit in with Stef's biological son Brandon (David Lambert) and the couple's adopted twins Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) and Jesus (Jake T. Austin).
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- Robyn Ross
Jake T. Austin is set to play Jesus Foster, a member of a large adoptive household in ABC Family’s newest drama, “The Fosters.” ShockYa was excited to be able to speak with Austin about his character. Read below to learn more about what it’s like to be a part of this new, important series. “The Fosters” premieres on ABC Family June 3 at 9/8c. About Austin’s character: “I play Jesus Foster, who is the brother to Mariana (Cierra Ramirez), they’re a set of twins who have been in and out of the foster system pretty much since birth. They’ve embraced the idea of welcoming new foster children into their home [ Read More ]
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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Actress Lindsey Shaw in Los Angeles, CA.
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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.
The series also stars »
- 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.
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