ABC Family's "The Fosters" stars Cierra Ramirez as Mariana, David Lambert as Brandon, Jake T. Austin as Jesus, Teri Polo as Stef, Sherri Saum as Lena, Hayden Byerly as Jude and Maia Mitchell as Callie. (Photo : ABC FAMILY/Andrew Eccles)
ABC Family has revved up the summer with a brand new hour-long drama that's captivating viewers for its diverse cast and interesting storyline. "The Fosters," which premiered earlier this month, features a multicultural family consisting of two moms raising their mix of biological, adopted and foster children. Moms Stef Foster (Teri Polo) and Lena Adams (Sherri Saum) have their hands full with Stef's biological son Brandon (David Lambert) and their adopted twins Jesus (Jake T. Austin) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) when they bring in two foster children, Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Jude (Hayden Byerly) into their home.
Now nearing their fifth episode, "Fosters" has soared in its ratings, surging by 33 percent versus its series launch, Neilsen Television Index reported. Its last episode, entitled "Quinceañera," received a series high in total viewers reaching 1.89 million.
The episode focused on the twin's birthday and Mariana's much awaited quinceañera, a traditional 15th birthday Latino celebration. "Quinceañera" not only focused on the twin's Latino roots, but also touched about mom Lena's struggle living as the bi-racial daughter of an unsympathetic African American woman.
However, during next week's untitled episode "The Fosters" will shift focus from the twins to the oldest teens in the Foster household-Brandon and Callie. Foster kid Callie has finally met a new potential boyfriend at school and it seems like foster brother Brandon isn't all too happy about it. The two instantly connected when Callie arrived in Brandon's home and new guy Wyatt (Alex Saxon) may threaten their relationship.
TVLine snagged an exclusive clip of the upcoming episode, where fans can see that Brandon is no fan of Wyatt. A sneak peak by ABC Family also proves that B wants Wyatt to stay far away from Callie. Take a look in the video below.
Apart from drama between Brandon, Callie and Wyatt, the drama between the twins and Jesus' new girlfriend (and Mariana's former best friend) Lexi (Bianca A. Santos) is sure to make for entertaining TV. How moms Stef and Lena manage to hold down the fort is anyone's guess.
Tune in to "The Fosters" on Mondays at 9 p.m. EST on ABC Family.