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The Fosters: Season 1 (2013-2014)




Critic Consensus: Boasting a charming cast, a sly sense of humor, and a whole lot of heart, The Fosters is a smart and insightful look at contemporary family life.


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The first season of this family drama focuses on the lives of domestic partners Stef Foster (Teri Polo) and Lena Adams (Sherri Saum) as they raise their unconventional family. Brandon (David Lambert), Stef's biological son from her marriage to Mike (Danny Nucci), finds himself in trouble while helping his younger siblings. Newly fostered Callie (Maia Mitchell) goes to extreme measures to protect her younger brother from an abusive father. Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) and Jesus (Jake T. Austin) are twins who were taken in and later adopted by Stef and Lena. Showing the complexities and difficulties of foster care, the show also demonstrates the positive effects of unconditional love.


Teri Polo
as Stef Foster
Sherri Saum
as Lena Adams, Lena Foster
David Lambert
as Brandon, Brandon Foster
Cierra Ramirez
as Mariana Foster
Jake T. Austin
as Jesus Foster
Danny Nucci
as Mike Foster
Rosie O'Donnell
as Rita Hendricks
Necar Zadegan
as Gretchen
Carlos Sanz
as Ernesto Rivera
Justina Machado
as Sofia Rivera
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Critic Reviews for The Fosters: Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (10)

The Fosters, well-written and very well-acted, doesn't need to be unpredictable to be involving.

June 3, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The pilot episode is a pretty entertaining and well-plotted introduction to the series.

June 3, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

The characters are appealing, and the actors seem to appreciate the easy work.

May 31, 2013 | Full Review…

There's no denying that The Fosters makes for engaging viewing.

April 17, 2018 | Full Review…

It's hard to deny the storyline is offering up some meaty material for the series to explore.

January 21, 2014 | Full Review…

The show cannily plays to teen hopes and dreams - the school, for example, is on the edge of a gorgeous beach (the kids at 90210 never had it this lush) - but there's story for the adults as well.

June 3, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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