6 February 2013 2:13 PM, PST | AfterEllen.com | See recent AfterEllen.com news »

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The new ABC Family series The Fosters from executive producer Jennifer Lopez about two moms raising a large family has gotten picked up and will begin airing in the summer. There’s a sentence I never thought I’d type yet am so happy I can.

ABC Family president Michael Riley announced the news today, saying the new one-hour drama fits into the network’s “groundbreaking storytelling and iconic characters” and will bring “the same depth, heart, close relationships and authenticity that our viewers have come to expect.”

The two moms will be played by Teri Polo (Meet the Parents, The West Wing) as police officer Stef Foster and Sherri Saum (In Treatment, Sunset Beach) as school principal Lena Foster. Their large, multi-ethnic brood includes biological and adopted children. Their household will be disrupted when they take in another child, Callie (played »

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