ABC Family on Wednesday announced the
pick-up of the Jennifer Lopez-produced lesbian drama The Fosters.
The cable network also announced it had
picked-up Twisted (formerly Socio) from executive
producer Gavin Polone. Production on both in-house series will begin
this spring for summer premiers.
“ABC Family is synonymous with
groundbreaking storytelling and iconic characters,” said Michael
Riley, president of ABC Family. “These new shows will bring the
same depth, heart, close relationships and authenticity that our
viewers have come to expect and will pair nicely with our already
established pop culture hits.”
The Fosters is an hour-long
drama which centers on a lesbian couple who are coping with raising
three children when a wayward teenage girl moves in. One of the
women is a police officer (played by Teri Polo, Meet the Parents),
the other a private school teacher (Sherri M. Saum, Rescue Me).
Together they are raising a biological son and adopted teen twins of
Lopez, who developed the drama with
Peter Paige (Queer as Folk), will also appear as a guest star.