ABC FAMILY PICKS UP A THIRD SEASON OF THE
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED HIT DRAMA SERIES "THE FOSTERS" AND
A NEW UNSCRIPTED SERIES "JOB OR NO JOB"
"The Fosters" Returns January 19 with All-New Episodes
Burbank, CA (January 13, 2015) - 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, 8:00PM - 9:00PM 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.
Winner of a Television Academy Honors Award and GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series, "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 ("The Bold and the Beautiful", "Hope & Faith"). "The Fosters" stars Teri Polo ("Meet the Parents") as Stef Adams Foster, Sherri Saum ("In Treatment") as Lena Adams Foster, Jake T. Austin ("Wizards of Waverly Place") as Jesus Adams Foster, Hayden Byerly ("Parenthood") as Jude Adams Foster, 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 Adams Foster. 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.
Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 97 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today's families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relatable programming about today's relationships - told with a mix of diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family's programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. For 2014, ABC Family has launched the "WATCH ABC Family" authenticated service which allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on demand access to such popular series at home and on the go via a wide array of devices. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas." ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.