|The cast of M-Net Series Showcase The Fosters |
Earlier this year we made our pick of some of the best US Summer shows you have to look forward to. One of those shows was The Fosters, which premieres tonight on M-Net Series Showcase at 8.30pm.
The show is about a modern family made up of a lesbian couple, one a cop and the other a teacher, and they are raising their three children, one biological and two adopted.
The series is produced by American Idol judge, Jennifer Lopez and created by Peter Paige and Brad Bredeweg.
It stars Sherri Saum as Lena Adams and Teri Polo as Stef Foster, hence The Fosters. Their children are: Stef's biological son from a previous marriage, Brandon (David Lambert), and a pair of adopted twins, Jesus (Jake T. Austin) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez). Lena and Stef also agree to take on a troubled foster child, Callie (Maia Mitchell), and her younger brother, Jude (Hayden Byerly). Their lives become more complicated as the family members deal with Stef being partnered at work with her ex-husband, Mike (Danny Nucci); with Mariana secretly reaching out to her drug-addicted birth mother; and with a growing romantic attraction between Callie and Brandon.
So why should you watch the show? Here are five reasons, courtesy of TV Fanatic, on why you should:
We love how edgy TV shows have become, especially since it won't be surprising to come across a family like The Fosters. Some day we hope that South Africa will produce shows that are as socially relevant as The Fosters, even though it will only be possible if produced for a channel on DStv.
PIC: ABC Family.