‘The Fosters’ Return Date Revealed: When Will ABC Family Premiere New Episodes?

Fans who have been anxiously waiting for the return of The Fosters now know just when they can tune in to new episodes. ABC Family has shared that the winter premiere of the show debuts in January.

According to TV by the Numbers, The Fosters returns with more of Season 2 on Monday, January 19. The show will pick up from where everybody left off with the summer cliffhanger. In addition, ABC Family will air a special holiday episode of The Fosters on Monday, December 8. From the sounds of things, this will likely be a standalone episode, but fans will have to stay tuned for more details.

This season, Lena and Stef have been faced with a challenging situation as Robert Quinn wants Callie to be a part of his family. She’s been left in a tailspin over how things have played out, leading to some decisions that may not bode well for her future.

In addition, Jude and Connor are trying to maintain their friendship in the midst of their parents’ issues. Ana is now sober and she’s got big news for Mariana and Jesus, but will it be too much for them? Then there’s Brandon and an unexpected offer that makes him reconsider his musical goals. Later in the season, Rosie O’Donnell will return in the role of Rita Hendricks as well.

The news of The Fosters return and Christmas special was met with a very enthusiastic response by fans on the show’s Facebook page. The show has won numerous awards, including both the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series and the 2014 Television Academy Honors Award, and it has resonated deeply with fans.

While it doesn’t seem that an official order has been given yet for Season 3 of The Fosters, most fans think that it will be a slam-dunk considering the summer finale ratings for the show. Viewers will likely have to wait until the spring for renewal news, but the odds certainly would seem to be good.

ABC Family has also announced the winter premieres of Pretty Little Liars and Switched at Birth for January 6, Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy for January 14 and Chasing Life to follow The Fosters on January 19. How will everything that was left hanging in the summer finale work out? Fans can’t wait to see what lies ahead for the family, and it all begins with the Season 2 The Fosters return in just a matter of weeks.

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