ABC Family on Wednesday announced the pick-up of the Jennifer Lopez-produced lesbian drama The Fosters.
The cable network also announced it had picked-up Twisted (formerly Socio) from executive producer Gavin Polone. Production on both in-house series will begin this spring for summer premiers.
"ABC Family is synonymous with groundbreaking storytelling and iconic characters," said Michael Riley, president of ABC Family. "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."
The Fosters is an hour-long drama which centers on a lesbian couple who are coping with raising three children when a wayward teenage girl moves in. One of the women is a police officer (played by Teri Polo, Meet the Parents), the other a private school teacher (Sherri M. Saum, Rescue Me). Together they are raising a biological son and adopted teen twins of opposite sexes.
Lopez, who developed the drama with Peter Paige (Queer as Folk), will also appear as a guest star.