7.9/10
23,928
107 user 6 critic

The Fosters 

Trailer
1:35 | Trailer
Teenager Callie Jacob is placed in a foster home with a lesbian couple and their blend of biological, adoptive, and foster children.
Reviews
Popularity
587 ( 33)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



5   4   3   2   1  
2018   2017   2016   2015   2014   2013  
7 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

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 Adams Foster / ... 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
Learn more

More Like This 

Good Trouble (TV Series 2019)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Callie and Mariana Foster move to Los Angeles and begin their lives as young adults.

Stars: Maia Mitchell, Cierra Ramirez, Zuri Adele
Pretty Little Liars (2010–2017)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Four friends band together against an anonymous foe who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, while also investigating the disappearance of their best friend.

Stars: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale
The Carrie Diaries (2013–2014)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Carrie Bradshaw is in her junior year of high school in the early 1980s. She asks her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while navigating the worlds of high school and Manhattan.

Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Austin Butler, Ellen Wong
Awkward. (2011–2016)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An unpopular 15-year-old gains immediate, yet unwanted, popularity at her high school when the student body mistakes an accident she has for a suicide attempt.

Stars: Ashley Rickards, Beau Mirchoff, Jillian Rose Reed
Life Unexpected (2010–2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After 15 years in foster homes, Lux decides to get emancipated, which leads to her meeting her birth parents.

Stars: Shiri Appleby, Kristoffer Polaha, Britt Robertson
Faking It (2014–2016)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

After numerous attempts of trying to be popular two best friends decide to come out as lesbians, which launches them to instant celebrity status. Seduced by their newfound fame, Karma and Amy decide to keep up their romantic ruse.

Stars: Rita Volk, Katie Stevens, Gregg Sulkin
Switched at Birth (2011–2017)
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Two teenage girls' lives are turned upside down when they find out they were switched at birth.

Stars: Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, Constance Marie
Gossip Girl (2007–2012)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who is always watching.

Stars: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley
Hart of Dixie (2011–2015)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

New Yorker and new doctor Zoe Hart accepts an offer from a stranger, Dr. Harley Wilkes, to work in his medical practice in Bluebell, Alabama. She arrives to find he has died and left half the practice to her in his will.

Stars: Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams
The Bold Type (TV Series 2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

"The Bold Type" is inspired by the life of "Cosmopolitan" editor in chief, Joanna Coles. The show is a glimpse into the outrageous lives and loves of those responsible for a global women's ... See full summary »

Stars: Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy
90210 (2008–2013)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A Kansas family relocates to Beverly Hills, where their two children adapt to the infamous social drama of West Beverly Hills High.

Stars: Shenae Grimes-Beech, Tristan Mack Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord
One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Half-brothers Lucas and Nathan Scott trade between kinship and rivalry both on the basketball court and in the hearts of their friends in the small, but not so quiet town of Tree Hill, North Carolina.

Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton
Edit

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

How do you define family?

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Sherri Saum was pregnant with her twins, she thought about naming them Jesus and Mariana. She later then found out they were both boys. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Featured in MsMojo: Top 10 Best LGBTQ+ TV Couples (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Where You Belong (Title Song)
Performed by Kari Kimmel
See more »

User Reviews

 
Round of applause for The Fosters

I live in a small city in Wisconsin where being gay is rarely spoken about. I am a high school English teacher at a local high school and the adviser for the Gay Straight Alliance. "The Fosters" gives me hope and I believe it also gives my students hope. I love the way it normalizes a marriage between two women as I hope to be married someday to a woman as well. This show is tastefully written and beautifully acted. The relationship between Teri Polo and Sherri Saum's characters feels authentic and is well represented. I am appalled by the reviews of others on the IMDb site who feel that The Fosters is ''trashy" or "disgusting" or should not be classified as a "family show." This is the truest family show I have ever seen because it speaks to who I am. Shame on those who cannot see past their own biases concerning what it means to be a family. Congratulations to everyone involved in the production of this show. You should be proud of yourselves.


123 of 148 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 107 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Freeform [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fosters See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed