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 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.