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FOSTERS, THE
Air Date: Monday, March 24, 2014
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC FAMILY
Episode Title: (#121) "Adoption Day"
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IT'S A TIME FOR NEW BEGINNINGS AND HEARTBREAKING CONCLUSIONS IN THE SEASON ONE FINALE OF "THE FOSTERS," AIRING MONDAY, MARCH 24TH AT 9:00PM ET/PT ON ABC FAMILY

Rosie O'Donnell ("The Rosie Show") and Romy Rosemont ("Glee") Guest Star

Burbank, CA (February 18, 2014) - Callie and Jude prepare for their adoption while recent news threatens to have devastating consequences for more than one of the Fosters in the season one finale of "The Fosters," airing Monday, March 24th, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

In the first season's finale episode titled "Adoption Day," Stef and Mike are faced with the repercussions of a shocking revelation, and the fallout could destroy lives and relationships. Callie contemplates her upcoming adoption and Brandon's frustration leads him to make another regrettable decision. Mariana supports a friend with a difficult decision, and Jesus resolves to make a change for the better as he manages his ADHD. Jude gets asked out on a date. The episode was written by "The Fosters" Executive Producers Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige and directed by Norman Buckley.

Winner of 2013's Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Show, "The Fosters" is executive-produced by Jennifer Lopez, ("American Idol," "What to Expect When You're Expecting," "The Back-Up Plan") and created by Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige ("Queer As Folk"), who also serve as executive producers and writers, along with Joanna Johnson ("Make It or Break It"). "The Fosters" stars Teri Polo ("Meet the Parents") as Stef Foster, Sherri Saum ("In Treatment") as Lena Adams Foster, Jake T. Austin ("Wizards of Waverly Place") as Jesus Foster, Hayden Byerly ("Parenthood") as Jude Jacob, David Lambert ("Aaron Stone") as Brandon Foster, Maia Mitchell ("Teen Beach Movie") as Callie Jacob, Danny Nucci ("Titanic") as Mike Foster and Cierra Ramirez ("The Secret Life of the American Teenager") as Mariana Foster. Greg Gugliotta, Elaine Goldsmith Thomas, Benny Medina, and John Ziffren also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by Nuyorican Productions, Inc., and Prodco, Inc.

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FOSTERS, THE (ABC FAMILY)
Returns Monday, January 19
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/3/13 - ???
STATUS:
returning this winter (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
mondays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC Family's press release, November 2014) Winner of 2014's Television Academy Honors Award and GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series, "The Fosters" will return with all-new episodes on Monday, January 19, 8:00PM - 9:00PM ET/PT, picking up from the summer cliffhanger. This season Stef and Lena find themselves on the defense when Robert Quinn expresses a sincere interest in having Callie be part of his family. A startling development leaves Callie in a tailspin, resulting in questionable decisions about her future, while Jude tries to manage his friendship with Connor amid their parents' conflict. Jesus and Mariana are thrown for a loop when a newly sober Ana reveals big news, and Brandon reevaluates his musical aspirations when an unexpected offer comes his way. The season will also see the return of Rosie O'Donnell ("The View") in a recurring role as Rita Henricks, a tough yet compassionate woman who works in the foster care system. ABC Family will air a special holiday episode of "The Fosters" on Monday, December 8 from 8:00PM - 9:00PM ET/PT.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Cierra Ramirez as Mariana
· Danny Nucci as Mike
· David Lambert as Brandon
· Hayden Byerly as TBA
· Jake T. Austin as Jesus
· Maia Mitchell as Callie
· Sherri Saum as Lena
· Teri Polo as Stef Foster
CREW INFORMATION:
· Benny Medina as EP
· Bradley Bredeweg as CRTR/EP
· Greg Gugliotta as EP
· Jennifer Lopez as EP
· Peter Paige as CRTR/EP
· Simon Fields as EP
· Timothy Busfield as DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Nuyorican Productions
· Prodco, Inc.