ABC Family Picks Up New Dramas ‘The Fosters’ & ‘Twisted’

Wed, February 6, 2013 4:34pm EST by 4 Comments
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The two new series — starring Jake T. Austin & Avan Jogia, respectively — will premiere this summer.

We all know how addictive ABC Family dramas can be — they’ve practically got it down to a science at this point — and come summer, you’ll be able to add two more shows to your regimen. The network announced Feb. 6 that The Fosters and Twisted (formerly titled Socio) will both premiere during the summer months, bringing a few familiar faces back into your life.

Read on for more details about ABC Family’s latest creations:

‘The Fosters’

Wizards of Waverly Place‘s Jake T. Austin stars on The Fosters, “a one-hour drama about a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms.” Playing his moms are Meet The Parents‘ Teri Polo and In Treatment‘s Sherri Saum.

For an added dose of star power, Jennifer Lopez will serve as an executive producer!


For those who prefer a darker spin on their dramas, allow me to offer up Twisted, “a one-hour mystery full of twists and turns that is centered on a charismatic 16-year-old with a troubled past who recently reconnected with his two female best friends from childhood. Avan Jogia — formerly of Nickelodeon’s Victorious — stars as the 16-year-old in question, along with The Finder‘s Maddie Hasson and Prom‘s Kylie Bunbury as his two best friends.

As for that “darker spin” I mentioned earlier, it turns out Avan’s character “becomes the prime suspect when a fellow student is surprisingly found dead in her home.”

Like I said, “dark.”

HollywoodLifers, will you be making room for The Fosters and Twisted in your schedule this summer? Drop us a comment and let us know!

— Andy Swift

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Posted at 1:12 PM on September 26, 2013  

Tobias Fazio Bowdry, The Fosters formerly Adam, Scripts
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Posted at 11:53 PM on February 9, 2013  

The Fosters sounds ahhhhmazing. Good for ABC Family for putting something as ground-breaking as this on TV! I cannot wait. Yes!

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Posted at 10:22 AM on February 7, 2013  

I’m definitately going to give these two shows a shot.

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Posted at 5:35 PM on February 6, 2013  

Reblogged this on livefreeandbeyourself and commented:
I love these two actors! I can’t wait to see what they are starring in and what for role they are playing! :D

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