ABC Family will debut two new scripted drama series this summer, The Fosters and Twisted, the network announced Wednesday.
The Fosters, executively produced by singer/actress Jennifer Lopez, is a one-hour drama about a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms, according to network officials. The series stars Teri Polo (Meet the Parents), Sherri Saum (In Treatment) and Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place).
The second series, Twisted (formerly Socio), centers on a 16 year-old (Avan Jogia, star of Nickelodeon's Victorious) with a troubled past who becomes the prime suspect in the death of a fellow student.
Production on both series will begin this Spring for Summer premieres. Additional series pick-ups will be announced later this month, according to network officials.
“ABC Family is synonymous with groundbreaking storytelling and iconic characters,” said Michael Riley, president, ABC Family in a statement. “These new shows will bring the same depth, heart, close relationships and authenticity that our viewers have come to expect and will pair nicely with our already established pop culture hits.”