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FOSTERS, THE
Air Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:01 PM EST on FREEFORM
Episode Title: (#417) "Diamond in the Rough"
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STEF WORKS TO RESCUE A TEENAGE PROSTITUTE FROM HER PIMP ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF 'THE FOSTERS,' AIRING TUESDAY, MARCH 21, ON FREEFORM

Stef aims to save a girl from a life of violence and prostitution, on an all-new episode of "The Fosters," airing TUESDAY, MARCH 21 (8:00 - 9:01 p.m. EDT), on Freeform.

Stef starts a new assignment in human trafficking where she meets a teenaged girl named Diamond who is turning tricks on the streets. Lena deals with repercussions for holding an off-campus LGBTQ sex ed class for Anchor Beach students. Callie's relentless pursuit of justice starts to impact her relationship with AJ.

Meanwhile, Mariana tries to cheer up Jesus with a special project after he's prescribed a special pair of glasses due to his traumatic brain injury.

"Diamond in the Rough" was written by Cristian Martinez and directed by Lily Mariye.

Winner of a Television Academy Honors Award and GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series, "The Fosters" is executive produced by Jennifer Lopez ("Shades of Blue," "American Idol," "What to Expect When You're Expecting"), 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 Freeform.

About Freeform

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FOSTERS, THE (FREEFORM)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/3/13 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (spring 2017)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
4 (20 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's fifth) on 1/10/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from Freeform's press release, March 2017) Currently airing on Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m., "The Fosters" returns for its fifth season. Winner of a Television Academy Honors Award and GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series, "The Fosters" follows a multi-ethnic family mix of adopted and biological teenaged kids being raised by two moms. The drama's fifth season will include the milestone 100th episode. "The Fosters" is executive produced by Jennifer Lopez and created by Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige, who also serve as executive producers and writers, along with Joanna Johnson. Greg Gugliotta, Elaine Goldsmith Thomas and Benny Medina also serve as executive producers. The series stars Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Hayden Byerly, Noah Centineo, David Lambert, Maia Mitchell and Cierra Ramirez. The series is produced by Nuyorican Productions, Inc. in association with Freeform. The fifth season premiere of "The Fosters" will be on TUESDAY, JULY 11, at 8:00 p.m. EDT.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Cierra Ramirez as Mariana Adams Foster
· Danny Nucci as Mike Foster
· David Lambert as Brandon Foster
· Hayden Byerly as Jude Adams Foster
· Maia Mitchell as Callie Quinn Jacob
· Noah Centineo as Jesus Adams Foster (Season 3- )
· Sherri Saum as Lena Adams Foster
· Teri Polo as "Stef" Adams Foster
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Jake T. Austin as Jesus Adams Foster (Season 1-2)
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.