ABC Family has no plans to relinquish custody of The Fosters: The network has renewed the freshman sleeper for a second season.
The show, which wrapped the first half of Season 1 in August, ranked as the No. 1 new cable series of the summer in viewers 12-34 (aka the network’s sweet spot).
Season 1b is set to premiere in January.
“The Fosters has demonstrated its ability to build an audience, and the creative team’s compelling storytelling assures us that there will be more growth in upcoming seasons,” said ABC Family CCO Kate Juergens in a statement. “The show’s dynamic cast and groundbreaking storylines resonate with our core viewers and leave them wanting more.”