A NEW START AND A NEW MISSION FOR CALLIE IN THE WINTER PREMIERE OF
"THE FOSTERS," AIRING MONDAY, JANUARY 25 AT 8:00PM ET/PT
ON FREEFORM (THE NEW NAME FOR ABC FAMILY)
Burbank, CA (December 15, 2015) - Callie realizes that her website can make a difference for foster youth in the winter premiere of "The Fosters," airing Monday, January 25, 2016 at 8:00PM ET/PT on Freeform, the new name for ABC Family. ABC Family is becoming Freeform on January 12, 2016.
As the third season of "The Fosters" continues, former foster teen Callie is now officially adopted into the Adams Foster family. She must put aside any romantic feelings for Brandon and does so by throwing herself into her "Fost and Found" website, even drawing the interest of an investor (guest star Kelli Williams, "Detective McLean: Ties That Bind," "Army Wives"). After his performance at Disney Hall, Brandon is approached by a recruiter from Juilliard. Mariana launches her campaign to run for junior class president while Jesus tries to hide the reason why he doesn't want to go back to wrestling school. When Mike discovers a secret his foster son, AJ (guest star Tom Williamson, "The Goldbergs"), is keeping, he is torn about what to do with the information. Jude must face the fact that his boyfriend has decided to move away, and a serious medical issue for Stef results in a clash of opinion between her wife, Lena, and her mother, Sharon (guest star Annie Potts, "Ghostbusters"). Meanwhile, Sharon introduces the family to her liberal-minded friend, Will (guest star Rob Morrow, "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll," upcoming "American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson").
"First Impressions" was written by Bradley Bredeweg & Peter Paige and directed by Peter Paige. Series photos are available here.
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, Hayden Byerly ("Parenthood") as Jude Adams Foster, Noah Centineo ("How to Build a Better Boy") as Jesus Adams Foster, David Lambert ("Aaron Stone") as Brandon Foster, Maia Mitchell ("Teen Beach Movie") as Callie Adams Foster, 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.
Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family (to be renamed Freeform on January 12, 2016) is distributed in 94 million homes. The network connects to audiences and goes beyond entertainment with bold original programming and immersive social engagement. The network delivers a unique mix of quality original and acquired series, plus fan favorite movies and the holiday events "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas". WATCH ABC Family (also to be renamed Freeform) is a 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 via a wide array of devices.