February 6, 2013

ABC Family has picked up to series two of its three drama pilots — The Fosters, executive produced by Jennifer Lopez, and Socio, which has been renamed Twisted. Filming on both, which are produced in-house, will begin in the spring for a summer debut. The Fosters got a boost, with Joanna Johnson (Make It Or Break It) recruited as executive producer/showrunner last month in anticipation of a pickup. Created/executive produced by Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige (Queer As Folk), Fosters is about a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms. It stars Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Jake T. Austin, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert, newcomer Maia Mitchell, Danny Nucci and Cierra Ramirez. Simon Fields, Benny Medina and Greg Gugliotta will also serve as executive producers.