The Fosters

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  • TV-14
  • 2013
  • 5 Seasons
  • 8.0  (30,288)

The Fosters is a drama television series from FreeForm that aired from 2013 to 2018. The show centers around a multi-ethnic family made up of Stef Foster (Teri Polo), a police officer, and Lena Adams (Sherri Saum), a school vice principal, who are a lesbian couple raising biological and adopted children. Stef and Lena have one biological son, Brandon (David Lambert), who is a talented musician, and they adopt twins, Jesus (Jake T. Austin) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez), who have their own set of personal issues. In addition, they also take in two foster children, Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Jude (Hayden Byerly), who each have a troubled past of their own.

The show tackles various social issues, including LGBT rights, school safety, mental health, and more. The Foster family faces a myriad of challenges, but they always come together as a unit to support one another. Throughout the series, the teenagers navigate the complexities of adolescence and form strong bonds with one another as they learn what it means to be a part of a family.

As the series progresses, the Fosters tackle new challenges. Callie faces her past and tries to get her life on track after a lifetime of foster homes, while Jude explores his identity and begins coming out as gay. Jesus faces intense difficulties after a traumatic brain injury, and Mariana navigates the complexities of being a Latina woman in America. Meanwhile, Brandon's music career takes off and he grapples with finding a balance between his passion and his responsibilities.

Throughout the show's five-season run, the cast delivers stellar performances that keep viewers emotionally invested in the characters' storylines. The chemistry between the cast is evident, as they portray a family that truly loves and supports one another. The show's creators skillfully handle sensitive topics and manage to make viewers feel connected to the Foster family, eliciting a myriad of emotions from laughter to tears.

In addition to the main cast, The Fosters features a diverse group of recurring characters, including family members, friends, and love interests. Notable recurring actors include Rosie O'Donnell, who plays Rita Hendricks, a social worker who becomes a mentor to Callie, and Danny Nucci, who plays Mike Foster, Stef's ex-husband and Brandon's father.

Overall, The Fosters is a touching family drama that tackles important social issues while portraying a family that is imperfect but always supportive. The show's powerful performances and poignant writing make it a must-watch for anyone looking for a heartfelt family drama.

In conclusion, The Fosters is a powerful and emotional show that audiences can connect with on a deeply personal level. Its talented cast and skillful writing make it a standout series that will be remembered for years to come.

The Fosters is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (104 episodes). The series first aired on June 3, 2013.

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Where the Heart Is
22. Where the Heart Is
June 6, 2018
After a turbulent few days in Turks & Caicos, the family starts to question if the wedding will actually take place. The moms make a huge decision that will change the family forever.
Turks & Caicos
21. Turks & Caicos
June 5, 2018
The family travels to Turks & Caicos for Brandon and Eliza's wedding where they find themselves at odds with their future in-laws. Meanwhile, when Brandon and Eliza find themselves butting heads, Brandon turns to the person who knows him best.
Meet the Fosters
20. Meet the Fosters
June 4, 2018
The Adams Fosters come together for some major celebrations, set one year after the spring finale.
Many Roads
19. Many Roads
March 13, 2018
In the spring finale, it's graduation day for Callie and Brandon, but after some shocking news, the family wonders whether they will make it to the ceremony.
Just Say Yes
18. Just Say Yes
March 13, 2018
Brandon and Grace go on a road trip and discover a lot about each other, while Mariana and Emma vie for a competitive internship. Stef and Lena go on a couples retreat to reconnect.
17. Makeover
March 6, 2018
Callie speaks on a panel about Ximena's struggle and realizes she may have a passion for something other than art. Meanwhile, Mariana is torn between two suitors.
Giving Up the Ghost
16. Giving Up the Ghost
February 27, 2018
Stef confronts her demons and finally comes clean to Lena about what's been troubling her. Mariana and Emma find themselves going head to head, putting Poppy and Jesus in an awkward position.
Mother's Day
15. Mother's Day
February 13, 2018
Stef's mom comes to visit and helps Stef cope with a tough time. Meanwhile, Callie and Jude grapple with the memory of their biological mother.
14. Scars
February 6, 2018
Callie receives a surprising tip from an unexpected source. Meanwhile, Jude tries to assuage Noah's fears about his budding relationship with fellow gamer Declan.
Line in the Sand
13. Line in the Sand
January 30, 2018
Brandon and Grace plan the ultimate senior prank which ends up going a little too far. Mariana and Mat make a huge decision about the future of their relationship.
12. IWasMadeInAmerica
January 23, 2018
Callie and her friends support Ximena in a big way at a conservative anti-immigration rally and get a lot of buzz for Ximena's plight. Meanwhile, an unlikely source offers a key piece of evidence that may help save Anchor Beach from going private and the family celebrates Stef's birthday.
11. Invisible
January 16, 2018
Callie actively helps to make Ximena's fight visible. Meanwhile, Brandon and Grace struggle to be intimate knowing her diagnosis and Mariana is suddenly courted by multiple suitors.
10. Sanctuary
January 9, 2018
Ximena and Callie are still in the church seeking sanctuary from ICE. The Adams Fosters' offer support to the Sinfuego family as they struggle with their immigration status.
9. Prom
September 5, 2017
In the summer finale, it's prom night at Anchor Beach. Grace's mom has a candid conversation with Brandon, meanwhile Ximena faces a life-altering decision when ICE agents show up at prom.
8. Engaged
August 29, 2017
Brandon throws a party which turns south when secrets are revealed. Mariana and Jude try to convince the students to vote against their school going private.
Chasing Waterfalls
7. Chasing Waterfalls
August 22, 2017
Lena's parents are back in town for a visit, while Callie and Aaron get closer than ever before. Mariana tries to get closer to Logan, but it backfires when his girlfriend catches wind of it.
Welcome to the Jungler
6. Welcome to the Jungler
August 15, 2017
Callie is torn with turning over a new leaf or supporting a cause that means a lot to her, while Jude and Taylor begin making gaming videos that earn them unwanted notoriety. Stef makes major headway in her case.
5. Telling
August 8, 2017
The Fosters kids attend a party at the Derby warehouse, but things escalate quickly when the cops show up. Lena struggles when Stef starts to become obsessed with an ongoing case at work, meanwhile Brandon's relationship with Grace is put into jeopardy with Courtney back in his life.
Too Fast, Too Furious
4. Too Fast, Too Furious
August 1, 2017
Callie and Aaron discuss taking their relationship to the next level. Mariana finds fulfillment training with the Latina derby team. Brandon's new girlfriend Grace catches him playing hero to his ex-girlfriend Courtney.
3. Contact
July 25, 2017
Callie and Aaron go on their first official date. Mariana and Jude spearhead an underground school newspaper. Noah and Jude question their compatibility, while Brandon and Grace take their relationship to the next level. The moms have their new neighbors over for a family dinner party.
Exterminate Her
2. Exterminate Her
July 18, 2017
Callie gets control of her life and applies to audit art classes at a local college. Jesus distances himself from Mariana and Brandon so he can build his treehouse with Gabe alone. The Fosters get a new neighbor.
1. Resist
July 11, 2017
Stef frantically searches for Callie after she offers to help Diamond; Jesus struggles with his TBI and unleashes his anger after discovering Brandon helped Emma with a deeply-personal decision; and protests continue over Anchor Beach Charter's privatization, with Mariana leading the charge.
Where to Watch The Fosters
The Fosters is available for streaming on the FreeForm website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Fosters on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Freeform, FuboTV, Sling, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 3, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (30,288)