Today Freeform announced that it has cancelled THE FOSTERS, the GLAAD award winning series about about a multi-ethnic family mix of adopted and biological teenaged kids being raised by two moms.
However, here’s some good news for the fans: THE FOSTERS will conclude with a special three-night limited series finale event next summer, “which will lead into a new series following the lives of Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) as they embark on the next phase of their young adult lives.” Season 5B of the show will premiere on January 9 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Freeform and will eventually lead into the limited event summer series.
Joanna Johnson, Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige said: “First and foremost, we want to thank our fans – our supportive ‘Fosters Family’ – and Freeform for fostering this show. It’s been the privilege of our lives to get to shepherd this beautiful family through five seasons of love, laughter, heartbreak, tribulation, and triumph – and message to the world that DNA doesn’t make a family, love does. All while allowing us to explore some of the most pressing social issues of our era. Now that the kids are growing up, it’s time to take them out into the world, to see them make their way into adulthood, continuing their search for identity and love, and the pursuit of their dreams and purpose in this ever-changing world.”