The Fosters Casts Southland Alum as Callie and Jude's Father -- Are Adoption Woes Ahead?

The Fosters Jamie McShaneA former Southland lawman has landed a killer role on The Fosters.

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Jamie McShane, who played Sgt. Hill on the TNT cop drama, is joining the ABC Family series in a recurring role, as Callie and Jude’s father.

After being incarcerated for killing the kids’ mother in a drunk driving accident, “Callie found out in the season premiere that he’s been out of prison for a year and hadn’t reached out to them,” exec producer Peter Paige tells TVLine, “so she’s wondering where he is and if he’s done with them forever.”

The short answer to that question may be: Uh-oh, no, he isn’t. Noting that McShane could be around for “multiple seasons,”   Paige teased, “As we move forward with this idea that Jude and Callie are going to be adopted, they have to get parental rights signed off on, so….”

McShane’s other TV credits include Sons of Anarchy, CBS’ Vegas and My Name Is Earl.

The Fosters airs Mondays at 9.8c.