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Rosie O'Donnell Joins Lesbian Family Drama 'The Fosters'

Rosie O'Donnell is returning to TV and she's making her way to ABC Family's The Fosters!

The drama, executive produced by Jennifer Lopez, centers around the Fosters--a family helmed by a lesbian couple and made up of both biological and foster children. 

Rosie, who's an adoptive and foster parent herself, is signed on for three episodes in the second half of the show's first season which is scheduled to begin airing in January. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rosie "will play Rita Hendricks, a tough yet compassionate woman who works for the foster care system and becomes a mentor to a member of the Foster family."

"When Rosie O’Donnell tweeted that she loved The Fosters, we knew we had to reach out and try to snap her up! Having witnessed her support of foster children  and blended families, we knew she would be a perfect fit for the show," creators/EPs Peter Paige and Bradley Bredeweg said in a statement announcing the news.

Rosie's also excited to take part, saying, "I am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful, heartwarming show. My kids and I never miss it."

We're excited to see Rosie back acting on our screens! 

Are you fans of The Fosters, Instincters? Will you be checking it out??

Comments

I cannot wait for this. The Fosters is one of the best series on TV at the moment. 

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