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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Freeform [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fosters See more »

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Stereo | Dolby Digital

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Sherri Saum (Lena Adams Foster) was pregnant in real life with twin boys around the same time that her character was pregnant on the show. However, the writers have stated that they did not write in the pregnancy due to Saum's real-life condition and that they had planned for that storyline previously. 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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Referenced in Hell's Kitchen: 17 Chefs Compete (2014) See more »

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Exceptional 1st episode, fills a gaping void in the family show genre
13 June 2013 | by andy-gianniotisSee all my reviews

What an excellent start, i was gripped within the first 2 minutes of watching the excellently paced 1st episode. This show wants you interested right from the start but there's no tricks or flashy style, just good solid drama. The acting is superb, especially from the 2 moms, it was nearly like watching a documentary of a family in action. I also remember thinking the music the show used was particularly appropriate and very complimentary to the visuals.

As the title implies, The Fosters is a show about a foster family but with a nice modern day twist - there are two moms instead of a mom and dad, the eldest son is the biological son of one of the moms from a previous marriage, and then there are the twins, a boy & girl, recently adopted by the family. This is a show concerned about all the people who fall outside of the traditional family existence, about the children who need another family to take them in. And they make it interesting! Really can't emphasize this enough, there was obviously a great effort employed to combine the serious and complex issues with the need to entertain to tell the story, and they did brilliantly, i wasn't bored for a second.

I have to thank the reviewer who summarized The Fosters as "filth", i may not have ever watched it but after reading his/her review i felt it my public duty to actively counteract this act of douchebaggery by watching the show and then actually saying something objective somewhere in my review. I was so glad to see that 0 out of 12 people found his review useful (lol) but because this poorly-disguised rant against homosexuality was the featured user review, and also because there were only 2 reviews at time of writing, i felt it would be useful to be number 3 to let you guys know you won't be wasting your time with this one :)

I really can't think where they fell down, apart from a small complaint that 'who was who' was a little hard to follow at times, even though that by the end you know who is who. I'm taking a hard stance on this point and deducting one from the score.

9/10.


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