Huge news for fans of The Fosters! We have just received word that Rosie O’Donnell will be joining the cast as a guest star in the new season! Rosie O’Donnell will be joining the show in a recurring role and is set to appear in three episodes when the show returns with the second half of season 1.
The Fosters returns to ABC Family with new episodes in January of 2014.
ROSIE O’DONNELL TO GUEST STAR ON ABC FAMILY’S
HIT DRAMA SERIES “THE FOSTERS”
Episodes to air in January 2014
Burbank, CA – (September 17, 2013) – Rosie O’Donnell has signed on for a recurring role on ABC Family’s hit drama series, “The Fosters.”
O’Donnell will play Rita Hendricks, a tough yet compassionate woman who works in the foster care system and becomes a mentor to a member of the Foster family. She will appear in three episodes when the series returns in January 2014. Production on the second half of the show’s first season will begin in October.
O’Donnell said, “I am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful, heartwarming show. My kids and I never miss it.”
“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,” said the show’s creators and Executive Producers Peter Paige and Bradley Bredeweg.
This is so exciting! We LOVE Rosie! We can’t wait for The Fosters to return and we can’t wait to see her on the show.
What do you guys think of this casting news?