'The Fosters' Is Renewed For Season 4 & It's An Inspiration To See Such A Diverse Family On Television

I have great news for all you ABC Family fans out there — The Fosters has just been renewed for a fourth season! And, in other news, I may have lost some time in my life, because I feel like that show just started like five minutes ago. I need to go reevaluate my priorities. The third season of the ABC Family show hasn't even begun airing yet — the premiere date for Season 3 is Jan. 25 — but Season 4 has already been given the green light. That has gotta be a huge relief to cast and crew, who have their jobs assured for another season. But it should also be great news for us, and not just if you're fans of the show.

The Fosters is about a blended family with multi-ethnic biological and adopted kids and their lesbian parents, and we are so lucky to have something like that that's not only on the air, but successful. This past summer, The Fosters won its time slot, Monday at 8:00 p.m., and is one of the most-tweeted about shows on the air right now. These are all great accomplishments in their own right, but they're especially inspiration when you consider the nontraditional family at the center of this sesries. According to ABC Family Executive Vice President Karey Burke:

We have so many more stories to tell about The Fosters family – these incredible characters have come into our lives and touched so many – from Stef and Lena’s wedding, to the adoptions of Callie and Jude.

I couldn't agree more! It's amazing to see how warmly the viewing public has embraced a unique family like The Fosters, and I'm so glad they'll get more chances to do that with a fourth season, and hopefully beyond. Congratulations to everyone involved.

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