After a long vacation I’m back and it would seem I’ve arrived just in time because come June 3 on ABC Family, ‘The Fosters’ will begin its first season. Since the cancellation of the L Word, there has not been a lesbian-themed drama on American television or cable. There has been in recent times an influx of lesbian characters and couples on Prime-time TV that have graced our screens. Some of even gained our admiration for the direction and handling of the characters on these shows, as opposed to the usual frustrations of an early kill off, turned suddenly straight or any of the numbers of bad storylines we – the public – have been subjected too.
So it was with great skepticism and apprehension that I approached the first rumblings of a lesbian hour-long drama in the pipeline. Then I got wind of the premise of the show and my interest peaked a bit more because in its history, Prime-time or cable have never been offered their viewers and especially viewers with my interest the chance to view the inner workings of a lesbian family.
So is the story behind ABC Family’s new one hour drama The Fosters. Headed by Executive Producer Jennifer Lopez and her production company Nuyorican Productions.