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FOSTERS, THE
Air Date: Monday, July 08, 2013
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC FAMILY
Episode Title: (#106) "Saturday"
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THE FOSTERS INVITE LEXI'S RELIGIOUS PARENTS TO DINNER IN A NEW EPISODE OF "THE FOSTERS," MONDAY, JULY 8TH, AT 9:00PM ET/PT ON ABC FAMILY

Carlos Sanz ("Crank"), Justina Machado ("Private Practice") and Sam McMurray ("Scandal") Guest Star

Burbank, CA - (June 18, 2013) - Stef and Lena invite Lexi Rivera's very protective, Catholic parents to dinner in the episode titled "Saturday," airing Monday, July 8th at 9:00pm ET/PT on ABC Family.

The Fosters invite Ernesto (played by Carlos Sanz) and Sofia Rivera (played by Justina Machado) to dinner, and Stef worries that they will subjugate Jesus to views that disapprove of his non-traditional family. To make matters worse, Stef's conservative father, Frank (played by Sam McMurray), shows up and the family dinner threatens to turn into an all-out moral debate. Meanwhile, Callie attends a group therapy session for foster children and meets someone with a connection to her past - a past that will come back to haunt her. Wyatt holds a destructive party at his childhood home, which is under foreclosure, and Callie realizes he's much more hurt than he lets on. Mike shows up late to take Brandon to an important audition with a renowned piano teacher. Norman Buckley directed the episode written by Marissa Jo Cerar.

From executive producer 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 writers and executive producers, "The Fosters" stars Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Jake T. Austin, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert, Maia Mitchell, Danny Nucci and Cierra Ramirez. Joanna Johnson ("Make it or Break it"), Elaine Goldsmith Thomas, Benny Medina and Greg Gugliotta 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.