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Jennifer Lopez’s lesbian family series picked up by ABC Family

For those of you who’ve been keeping track, singer/actress/sparkly bodysuit enthusiast Jennifer Lopez has been developing a dramatic series centred on a lesbian family for a while now, and it’s gotten so much attention that One Million Moms actually started a protest before it even made it on the air. They are literally that fucking stupid.

Anyway, there’s some good news: ABC Family has finally picked up Lopez’s The Fosters, which is set to premiere sometime in the summer.

ABC Family president Michael Riley announced the news today, saying the new one-hour drama fits into the network’s “groundbreaking storytelling and iconic characters” and will bring “the same depth, heart, close relationships and authenticity that our viewers have come to expect.”

The two moms will be played by Teri Polo (Meet the Parents, The West Wing) as police officer Stef Foster and Sherri Saum (In Treatment, Sunset Beach) as school principal Lena Foster. Their large, multi-ethnic brood includes biological and adopted children. Their household will be disrupted when they take in another child, Callie (played by Maia Mitchell), a troubled teen with an abusive past.

ABC Family also released the first photos of the new series, and gay ladies everywhere will no doubt be thrilled to see Stef is in uniform for all of them. [SOURCE]

Holy hell, it’s about friggin’ time. Seriously, they made a show about monkey doctors and wacky presidents. How did it take this long for a lesbian family-themed show to make it to the airwaves?