Tuesday, January 13, 2015

ABC Family Renews 'The Fosters' For Third Season, Picks Up Unscripted 'Job or No Job'

Sherri Saum and Teri Polo star in The Fosters on ABC Family.
ABC Family today announced its hit original drama series The Fosters will return for a third season and has picked up a new unscripted series Job or No Job. The Fosters will premiere all-new episodes from the second season on Monday, January 19 AT 8 p.m. ET/PT, picking up from the holiday episode cliffhanger.

“We are thrilled to be making more episodes of The Fosters – a show that has not only garnered critical acclaim and numerous awards but resonates with our passionate and committed audience,” said Karey Burke, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development, ABC Family. “Job or No Job is also an important addition to our growing reality slate that will appeal to anyone who has ever gone on a job interview.”

The Fosters is a compelling, one-hour drama about a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological teenaged kids being raised by two moms. Stef Adams Foster, a dedicated police officer, and her wife, Lena Adams Foster, a school Vice Principal, have built a close-knit, loving family with Stef’s biological son from a previous marriage, Brandon, and their adopted twins, Mariana and Jesus. Recently added to the mix are their newly adopted son, Jude, and his sister, Callie, who is striving toward adoption as well despite the roadblocks caused by her tumultuous family history.

The Fosters stars Teri Polo as Stef Adams Foster, Sherri Saum as Lena Adams Foster, Jake T. Austin as Jesus Adams Foster, Hayden Byerly as Jude Adams Foster, David Lambert as Brandon Adams Foster, Maia Mitchell as Callie Jacob, Danny Nucci as Mike Foster and Cierra Ramirez as Mariana Adams Foster.

Winner of 2014's Television Academy Honors Award and GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series, The Fosters is executive-produced by Jennifer Lopez, and created by Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige (Queer As Folk), who also serve as executive producers and writers, along with Joanna Johnson (The Bold and the Beautiful).

Greg Gugliotta, Elaine Goldsmith Thomas, and Benny Medina also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by Nuyorican Productions, Inc. in association with ABC Family.

During Summer 2014, The Fosters averaged 2.6 million Total Viewers, 1.3 million Adults 18-49 and 1.3 million Viewers 12-34 based on L+7 ratings, ranking as the #1 scripted cable TV series in its time period in target demos. Furthermore, during its recent holiday episode, “The Fosters” delivered near-1-year highs in Total Viewers (1.93 million – #3 telecast ever), Adults 18-34 (614,000/0.9 rating), Women 18-34 (508,000/1.5 rating), Adults 18-49 (885,000/0.7 rating – tie) and set 10-month highs in Viewers 12-34 (1.01 million/1.1 rating) and Females 12-34 (825,000/1.8 rating) – since 1/20/14, 2/10/14 and 2/17/14, respectively.

Job or No Job is a formatted unscripted series from the producers of Undercover Boss that follows one young adult per episode on his/her journey to land a first job. Each job seeker will Go On three interviews, and we will watch the intense ride to find out if he or she lands three, two, one... or zero offers.

Job or No Job is produced by Studio Lambert/All3Media America. Stephen Lambert, Eli Holzman, Greg Goldman and Sara Quick serve as executive producers.

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