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The Fosters 

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Teenager Callie Jacob is placed in a foster home with a lesbian couple and their blend of biological, adoptive, and foster children.
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Series cast summary:
Teri Polo ...  Stef Adams Foster / ... 104 episodes, 2013-2018
Sherri Saum ...  Lena Adams Foster / ... 104 episodes, 2013-2018
Hayden Byerly ...  Jude Adams Foster / ... 104 episodes, 2013-2018
David Lambert ...  Brandon Foster 104 episodes, 2013-2018
Maia Mitchell ...  Callie Jacob / ... 104 episodes, 2013-2018
Cierra Ramirez ...  Mariana Adams Foster / ... 104 episodes, 2013-2018
Danny Nucci ...  Mike Foster 88 episodes, 2013-2018
Amanda Leighton ...  Emma Kurtzman 54 episodes, 2014-2018
Noah Centineo ...  Jesus Adams Foster 53 episodes, 2015-2018
Jake T. Austin ...  Jesus Adams Foster 42 episodes, 2013-2015
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Stef Foster and Lena Adams, a lesbian couple, have a family of adopted, biological, and foster children. Mariana and Jesus are adopted 15-year-old twins and Brandon is Stef's 16-year-old biological son from a previous marriage. Everything is going fine in the house until Callie and Jude arrive. 16-year-old Callie and her 12-year-old brother Jude have been in many different foster homes, but when they are placed with the Fosters, things begin to happen. In this series, the Fosters will deal with many different issues: hook-ups, break-ups, romances, and important life lessons.

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How do you define family?

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Official Sites:

Freeform [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 2013 (USA) See more »

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The Fosters See more »

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Stereo | Dolby Digital

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1.33 : 1
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David Lambert, who plays piano prodigy Brandon Foster, was cast for the role without confirming if he even can play the piano. It turned out he is actually a good pianist. See more »

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The series takes place in San Diego, California. In some episodes throughout the series, there are scenes when police vehicles have their lights on without a steady red light present. All police vehicles in California are required to have a steady red light on when the police lights on the front of police vehicles are on. See more »

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Spin-off Good Trouble (2019) See more »

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Where You Belong (Title Song)
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Simply fantastic!

This show is amazing not because of its progressive stance (a multi-racial family that includes same-sex parents), but its ability to avoid stereotyping. We could've had a show that took a political standpoint for or against gay marriage, but instead we get a series that paints a loving family going through the trials that all families have to go through. Everyone's different background (the Latino twins, the delinquent foster child, the son from one of the partner's previous marriage) could've been used to create one dimensional characters whose behavior was predicted based on label. However, this show doesn't resort to that. It has a well- rounded cast in terms of acting and has you empathize with every P.O.V. :] Thank you ABC Family for giving us this rare gem. Sad we had to wait till now to get something like this on television.


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