Jennifer Lopez’s ‘The Fosters’ Renewed by ABC Family

The hourlong drama about a multi-ethnic family raised by lesbian moms gets second season

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ABC Family has given an second season pickup to Jennifer Lopez-produced “The Fosters.”

The drama about two lesbians raising multi-ethnic kids is still in production on its first season with new episodes to premiere next year.

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“‘The Fosters’ has demonstrated its ability to build an audience, and the creative team’s compelling storytelling assures us that there will be more growth in upcoming seasons,” said ABC Family’s chief creative officer and executive vice president of programming, Kate Juergens in a statement. “The show’s dynamic cast and groundbreaking storylines resonate with our core viewers and leave them wanting more.”

The series is ranked as the No. 1 new cable TV series of the summer in the network’s younger-skewing key demographics, viewers 12-34 and Females 12-34. Its summer finale set series highs in total viewers and in the 18-34, 18-49 and 12-34 demos. “The Fosters” is currently ABC Familuy’s No. 2 series in target demos, behind only “Pretty Little Liars.”

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Produced by Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions and Prodco, Inc., “The Fosters” stars Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Jake T. Austin, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert, Maia Mitchell, Danny Nucci and Cierra Ramirez.

In July, ABC Family ordered 10 more episodes of “The Fosters” after canceling “Bunheads” and “The Lying Game.”