Stef Foster and her partner Lena have built a close-knit, loving family with Stef's biological son from a previous marriage Brandon and their adopted twins Mariana and Jesus. The Fosters warily welcome Callie, a hardened teen with an abusive past, into their home thinking it's just for a few weeks, until a more permanent placement can be found.
In the season finale, Callie faces a life-changing decision to take a plea deal and go to jail for three years, or go to trial and risk an even longer sentence. Even though Callie struggles with her own situation, she tries to help Diamond.
Freeform announced today that The Fosters has been renewed for a fifth season. The good news comes midway though Season 4 of the veteran drama and promises to take it past the 100-episode milestone.
The Fosters premiered in 2013, back when Freeform was known as ABC Family. It didn't take long for the show to become a hit with viewers, who were drawn into its storyline of an interracial lesbian couple raising a mix of foster and biological children. Even with its viewership easing off a little this season, The Fosters still ranks as cable's strongest-performing scripted series in its time slot among total viewers and in key demographics.
Look for the second half of Season 4 to resume on January 31, with Season 5 likely premiering around the summer.
Maia Mitchell (Callie Adams-Foster), Jordan Rodrigues (Mat Tan), and Louis Hunter (Nick Stratos) are all Australian, but unlike Mitchell and Rodrigues, Hunter does not have a strong Australian accent.
SPOILER: In season 3, Brandon (David Lambert) has a new girlfriend that is older than him named Cortney (Denyse Tontz.) In real life David is older than Denyse. He was born in 1992 and she… [show]SPOILER: In season 3, Brandon (David Lambert) has a new girlfriend that is older than him named Cortney (Denyse Tontz.) In real life David is older than Denyse. He was born in 1992 and she was born in 1994. [hide]
Maia Mitchell and Cierra Ramirez are best friends in real life.