Austin’s “The Fosters” Gets a Back-Order Pickup from ABC Family

It looks like Jake T. Austin will stay in the (ABC) family for a little longer…

ABC Family has given a back-order pickup to the 18-year-old part-Puerto Rican, Argentine and Spanish actor’s freshmen series The Fosters, which is executive produced by Jennifer Lopez.

The Fosters

The orders are said to be in line with ABC’s traditional full-season pickups (20 episodes) and back orders (10 episodes). The show will return with new episodes in January 2014.

“ABC Family has always been a home for groundbreaking storytelling with iconic characters and families and we’re thrilled to have The Fosters and Twisted join our line-up as breakout summer hits,” said ABC Family president Michael Riley

The Fosters starring Teri Polo and Sherri Saum (1.2 million in 12-34, 1.1 million in females 12-34) is one of cable’s top new cable series in people 12-34 and females 12-34.

The Fosters‘ original 10-episode summer run ends Aug. 5; an additional ten episodes will be produced, with the episodes airing in January 2014.

The series follows the lives of the Foster family, a lesbian couple who are raising their mix of biological an adopted children.

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