TVLine Items: Fosters Renewed, David E. Kelley Tackles Stephen King & More

The Fosters Renewed Season 3

There’s going to be even more Fosters — as in episodes, not adopted kids.

ABC Family has renewed the drama for Season 3, the network announced on Tuesday.

“We are thrilled to be making more episodes of The Fosters – a show that has not only garnered critical acclaim and numerous awards but resonates with our passionate and committed audience,” ABC Family’s EVP of Programming and Development Karey Burke said in a statement.

Season 2B of The Fosters debuts Jan. 19 at 8/7c.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* David E. Kelley (The Crazy Ones) is adapting Stephen King’s novel Mr. Mercedes as a limited series, per The Hollywood Reporter. The bestseller tells the story of a psychopathic killer who commits mass murder by driving his Mercedes into a crowd, and the recently retired cop who makes it his mission to bring him down.

* Bradley Whitford (The West Wing, Trophy Wife) will guest star on Brooklyn Nine-Nine as the pilot father of Andy Samberg’s Det. Peralta. Whitford will make his debut in the March 8 installment (8:30/7:30c on Fox).

* ABC will tape another Nashville: On The Record special at the Grand Ole Opry House on Saturday, Jan. 31 to air on the network this spring. Tickets go on sale Jan. 14 at 10 am CT at or 1-800-733-6779.

* ABC Family has picked up the unscripted series Job or No Job, which follows one young adult per episode on his or her journey to land employment.

* Showtime’s one-hour comedy pilot Roadies has added rapper/actor Colson “MGK” Baker (AKA Machine Gun Kelly, Beyond The Lights) to its cast. He will play the big-hearted twin brother of Imogen Poots’ character.

* Cameron Monaghan (Shameless) will guest-star on Fox’s Gotham as Jerome, who is involved in the circus and will cross paths with city police during a murder investigation, Give Me My Remote reports.

* Christopher Walken and Dennis Miller have joined Crackle’s digital sequel Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser.

* Crackle has renewed Jerry Seinfeld’s web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee for Season 6, airing this spring.

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  1. herman1959 says:

    I like Bradley Whitford as Det. Peralta’s father…a lot of sarcasm and wisecracking to follow.

  2. Tran says:

    Good news for fans of The Fosters and let’s hope Bradley Whitford may find another way for his own series even though people are disappointed about the cancellation of Trophy Wife (ABC).

  3. Steven says:

    How many episodes does season 2B of The Fosters have? And how many will season 3 have?

  4. JJ says:

    Loving all the renewal news this week!! Yay for The Fosters!! Renewed before Season 2B even starts! #SLAY

  5. Jimmy says:

    I sincerely hope the Mr. Mercedes adaption doesn’t go the way of Under the Dome. I just hope whoever is on board for this TV adaption knows what they’re doing, and has a story planned out, unlike Under the Dome which quickly became a mishmash of inconsistencies, continuity errors, underdeveloped characters and preposterous plotting.

    The only redeeming factors of that show are Dean Norris and Mike Vogel as the two male leads, and the special effects, which are actually pretty impressive. Other than that, the show is unsatisfying and a huge disappointment. It was originally billed as a summer miniseries, and I hope this Mr. Mercedes adaption stays as that – a miniseries, with a beginning and end. NOT Under the Dome, which seems to churn out ridiculous finales to match its equally ridiculous seasons.

    • johnhelvete says:

      Story elsewhere stated that King plans on writing a trilogy and the second book in the series comes out in May, so doubt that this is going to be a one season and done series.

      • Jimmy says:

        I’d be okay with that, as long as they have continuous source material to work with, and they don’t rewrite nearly everything to fit their creative purposes. But if it ends up being a repeat of the trainwreck that Under the Dome became, I’ll be thoroughly disappointed and unhappy.

  6. LT says:

    THE FOSTERS should be mandatory viewing…

  7. Lizo says:

    Yay Fosters!!!! And yay! Bradley Whitford being on my fav sitcom!

  8. Traci Wagler says:

    I’m so happy that The Fosters are being renewed for a third season, it’s the best show on tv. I just love it and it has very good actors on it. When the date that season three will be on?

  9. Love the Fosters says:

    Do brandon and callie still have romance in the third season