ABC Family’s new drama The Fosters, about a “multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms,” premieres tonight at 9/8c. Executive producer Jennifer Lopez will be hosting a live Twitter chat during the East Coast premiere are 9 ET/6 PT and fans can tweet questions about the series to @JLo with the hashtag #TheFosters. Below you can check out a sneak peek of the series created by Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige (Queer as Folk).
The series centers around police officer Stef (Teri Polo) and her partner, school Vice Principal Lena (Sherri Saum), as they raise Stef’s biological son from her previous marriage, Brandon, and the two children they’ve adopted together, Jesus and Mariana. Their already-full household will be disrupted when Lena brings home troubled foster child Callie, and when Stef is partnered at work with her ex-husband (much to Lena’s displeasure).
The Fosters will join several other LGBT-inclusive series on ABC Family, including Pretty Little Liars, which features out couple Emily Fields and Paige McCullers (Shay Mitchell, Lindsay Shaw). Additionally, The Secret Life of the American Teenager recently featured a late-in-life coming out story for Anne Juergens (Molly Ringwald), as well as recurring out characters Nora Underwood (Anne Ramsay) and Anne’s girlfriend Willadean (Diane Farr). ABC Family is one of only two networks to have ever received an "excellent" score in GLAAD's Network Responsibility Index, which measures the quality and quantity of LGBT-inclusive programming on television.
Don't miss the series premiere of The Fosters on ABC Family tonight, Monday, June 3 at 9:00 pm ET/PT.