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The Fosters

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Drama Family 
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Rated: 14+ (TV-14)2013 - 20185 SeasonsSeries EndedOn: Netflix Tags: Feel-good Teen Country: America

Stef Foster, a dedicated police officer, and her partner Lena Adams, a school vice principal, have built a close-knit, loving family with Stef's biological son from a previous marriage, Brandon, and their adopted twins, Mariana and Jesus. Their lives are disrupted in unexpected ways when Lena meets Callie, a hardened teen with an abusive past who has spent her life in and out of foster homes. Lena and Stef welcome Callie and her brother, Jude, into their home thinking it's just for a few weeks, until a more permanent placement can be found. But life has something else in store for the Fosters.The Fosters featuring Maia Mitchell and David Lambert has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Netflix, streaming via tv everywhere with Freeform, available for purchase on Google Play, and 1 other. It's a drama and family show with 104 episodes over 5 seasons. The Fosters is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 97% and a high IMDb audience rating of 7.9 (22,211 votes).

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104 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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1 episodes (1%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Freeform).

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#281 Ranked TV Show

#3 Ranked in TV on Freeform

#14 Ranked in Feel-good TV

#15 Ranked in Family TV

The Fosters has a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 97% and a high IMDb audience rating of 7.9 (22,211 votes). The show is popular with Reelgood users lately.

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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Pilot

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Jun 4, 2013
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Pilot Jun 4, 2013 Callie, a 16-year-old girl fresh out of juvenile hall, goes to live in the care of Lena and her partner Stef and their kids.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Consequently

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Jun 11, 2013
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Consequently Jun 11, 2013 Callie is accused of selling pills around school, and Lena and Stef decide not to punish Brandon which causes tension among the parents.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Hostile Acts

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Jun 18, 2013
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Hostile Acts Jun 18, 2013 Mike asks Brandon to move in with him, and Jesus and Lexi continue to keep their relationship a secret from Mariana.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Quinceanera

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Jun 25, 2013
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Quinceanera Jun 25, 2013 Everyone is celebrating Mariana's quinceanera, and the secret Jesus has been hiding comes to light, which causes tension between Mariana and Lexi.

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Season 01, Episode 05 The Morning After

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Jul 2, 2013
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The Morning After Jul 2, 2013 Stef and Lena try to find time to work on their relationship, while Lexi and Jesus have to deal with the consequences of their actions.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Saturday

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Jul 9, 2013
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Saturday Jul 9, 2013 Brandon has an audition for a sought after piano coach, while Jesus is invited to a church camp.

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Season 01, Episode 07 The Fallout

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Jul 16, 2013
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The Fallout Jul 16, 2013 Lexi's parents punish her when they find out the truth about Lexi and Jesus.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 Things Unknown

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Jun 17, 2014
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Things Unknown Jun 17, 2014 Callie and Jude face separation. Brandon suffers guilt after sleeping with Dani.

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Season 02, Episode 02 Take Me Out

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Jun 24, 2014
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Take Me Out Jun 24, 2014 Brandon struggles with a major medical decision. Stef seeks answers on Mike's whereabouts.

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Season 02, Episode 03 Play

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Jul 1, 2014
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Play Jul 1, 2014 While Lena and Stef are away on a babymoon, the kids throw a party that gets out of hand.

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Season 02, Episode 04 Say Something

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Jul 8, 2014
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Say Something Jul 8, 2014 Callie meets her half-sister for the first time. Timothy starts a legal battle over his parental rights of the baby.

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Season 02, Episode 05 Truth Be Told

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Jul 15, 2014
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Truth Be Told Jul 15, 2014 Callie worries about how her actions have impacted Jude. Emma puts Jesus in an awkward position.

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Season 02, Episode 06 Mother

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Jul 22, 2014
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Mother Jul 22, 2014 Lena learns about a medical issue affecting her pregnancy. Stef confronts Mike about Ana.

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Season 02, Episode 07 The Longest Day

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Jul 29, 2014
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The Longest Day Jul 29, 2014 Dani deals with the consequences for what happened with Brandon. Jude and Callie spend the day on the Quinn's yacht.

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Season 3

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Season 03, Episode 01 Wreckage

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Jun 9, 2015
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Wreckage Jun 9, 2015 As the family deals with the aftermath of the terrible car accident, Stef is determined to find the driver responsible for the crash. Callie continues to volunteer at the drop-in center where she meets AJ, a foster teen runaway searching for his older brother. Brandon starts at the Idyllwild Music Program and quickly realizes that he will be faced with serious competition. Meanwhile, Jude tells Connor he prefers to keep their relationship private at school.

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Season 03, Episode 02 Father's Day

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Jun 16, 2015
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Father's Day Jun 16, 2015 As part of their annual tradition, Stef and Lena have Mike over for Father's Day brunch. Jude surprises everyone, especially Callie, by inviting his biological father, Donald, to join them. Callie spends Father's Day with the Quinns and hears some surprising news. Frustrated by his situation at Idyllwild, Brandon let's off some steam with his classmates.

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Season 03, Episode 03 Déjà Vu

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Jun 23, 2015
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Déjà Vu Jun 23, 2015 When the family takes a vested interest in AJ, Callie has doubts about whether she can trust him. Stef surprises Lena with some news about Monte. Meanwhile, Jude has trouble moving on from the trauma of the shooting incident.

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Season 03, Episode 04 More Than Words

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Jun 30, 2015
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More Than Words Jun 30, 2015 When Lena’s half-brother Nate comes for a visit with Lena and her parents, Lena aims to get an apology for an offensive name he called her mother years ago. Meanwhile, Cole invites Callie, Jude and Connor to an LGBTQ prom.

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Season 03, Episode 05 Going South

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Jul 7, 2015
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Going South Jul 7, 2015 Callie convinces Brandon to head out on a mysterious trip that brings them to Mexico. Stef and Lena discover an empty pregnancy test box in the trash and wonder if someone in the house is worried they are pregnant.

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Season 03, Episode 06 It's My Party

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Jul 14, 2015
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It's My Party Jul 14, 2015 Callie thinks she's celebrating her 17th birthday with just the family, but Jude surprises her with a house party. Jude's surprise risks exposing both Callie's and Mariana's secrets when he innocently invites Rafael and Wyatt to attend. Meanwhile, Brandon's suspicions about AJ's behavior come to a head, and Mariana and Callie decide to buy a car together without telling their moms.

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Season 03, Episode 07 Faith, Hope, Love

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Jul 21, 2015
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Faith, Hope, Love Jul 21, 2015 Stef and Lena hesitate to give their blessing when Mariana’s biological grandfather tells her she must be baptized in order to be her new half-sister Isabella’s godmother. Callie’s actions at her birthday party are called out by Stef, and they make a big decision in order to avoid jeopardizing her adoption.

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Season 4

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Season 04, Episode 01  Potential Energy

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Jun 21, 2016
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Potential Energy Jun 21, 2016 Callie admits her past relationship with Brandon to her moms. But before Stef and Lena can even process the information, the school goes into a “Code Blue” lockdown when it’s discovered Mariana’s boyfriend Nick showed up with his father’s gun after seeing her kiss her ex-boyfriend Mat.

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Season 04, Episode 02 Safe

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Jun 28, 2016
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Safe Jun 28, 2016 After being given the all clear to head home, tensions are still running high in the Adams Foster household. Fragile and skittish from the school lockdown, the family sticks close, but their secrets keep them apart. Callie and Brandon anxiously wait for their moms to address their behavior in Idyllwild while Stef warns everyone to stay off their phones and computers due to the rumors swirling around their family.

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Season 04, Episode 03 Trust

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Jul 12, 2016
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Trust Jul 12, 2016 In the aftermath of the school lockdown, Mariana is called out by other students who blame her for Nick’s actions. Callie is also taunted at school and her inappropriate reaction gets her suspended. But what starts off as a punishment turns into an adventure when she meets Aaron, a handsome young law student who knows nothing about her or her past.

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Season 04, Episode 04 Now for Then

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Jul 19, 2016
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Now for Then Jul 19, 2016 Callie starts her senior project of photographing the outside of her and Jude’s seven former foster homes. But, when an unexpected encounter with a former foster mother brings her inside, Callie decides to reach out to other people who have fostered her and is shocked to learn that a 17-year-old former foster brother has been convicted of murder. Stressed out by the hardships of supporting himself and Cortney, Brandon throws a house party and things take a turn for the worse. Stef and Lena offer to pay for an attorney to help get Gabe off of the sex offender registry, which is currently putting Lena’s job at risk and causing friction between Mike and Ana. Meanwhile, Mariana tells her moms that, in order to feel safe again, she wants to visit Nick and put an end to their relationship once and for all.

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Season 04, Episode 05 Forty

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Jul 26, 2016
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Forty Jul 26, 2016 Lena is excited that her family is coming together to throw her a 70s-themed 40th birthday party. But, when Lena’s mom Dana shares her suspicions about Stewart’s behavior, it threatens to put a damper on the festivities. Convinced her former foster brother Kyle has been wrongly convicted of murder, Callie and Aaron try to track down a witness in the case. Mariana and her female STEAM club teammates compete for an invite to the Regional Robotics Competition. Meanwhile, Jude is hurt to discover that Connor came to town and didn’t tell him, and Brandon considers drastic measures to make extra money.

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Season 04, Episode 06 Justify

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Aug 2, 2016
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Justify Aug 2, 2016 Lena is shocked by the news that her dad has been hiding something that directly puts them all in jeopardy. Additionally, she uncovers a major secret that Brandon has been keeping. Mariana continues to be pressured by Nick and must deal with direct opposition from the male members on her STEAM team. Meanwhile, Jesus grows resentful of Emma’s behavior, and Jude discovers Noah has a medical marijuana card.

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Season 04, Episode 07 Highs & Lows

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Aug 9, 2016
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Highs & Lows Aug 9, 2016 When Jesus’s birth father, Gabe, doesn’t show up to work on Stef and Lena’s garage, Jesus takes on the job himself and gets injured in the process. An exhausted Mariana, deep into her robotics STEAM project, takes Jesus’ ADHD medicine for a boost. Callie and AJ find themselves in an awkward situation when Mike and Brandon unexpectedly come home early. Meanwhile, Stef lets Mike know that Brandon gave his hand injury settlement money to Cortney.

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Season 5

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Season 05, Episode 01 Resist

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Jul 12, 2017
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Resist Jul 12, 2017 Stef frantically searches for Callie after she offers to help Diamond, thinking she has nothing to lose after accepting the plea deal. Struggling with his TBI, Jesus unleashes his anger after discovering Brandon helped Emma with a deeply personal decision. With Mariana leading the charge, protests continue over Anchor Beach Charter’s privatization.

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Season 05, Episode 02 Exterminate Her

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Jul 19, 2017
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Exterminate Her Jul 19, 2017 Callie gets control of her life and applied to audit art classes at a local college. Jesus distances himself from Mariana and Brandon so he can build his treehouse with Gabe alone. The Fosters get a new neighbor.

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Season 05, Episode 03 Contact

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Jul 26, 2017
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Contact Jul 26, 2017 Callie and Aaron go on their first official date. Mariana and Jude spearhead an underground school newspaper. Noah and Jude question their compatibility, while Brandon and Grace take their relationship to the next level. The moms have their new neighbors over for a family dinner party.

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Season 05, Episode 04 Too Fast, Too Furious

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Aug 2, 2017
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Too Fast, Too Furious Aug 2, 2017 Callie and Aaron discuss taking their relationship to the next level. Mariana finds fulfillment training with the Latina derby team. Brandon’s new girlfriend Grace catches him playing hero to his ex-girlfriend Courtney.

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Season 05, Episode 05 Telling

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Aug 9, 2017
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Telling Aug 9, 2017 The Fosters kids attend a party at the Derby warehouse, but things escalate quickly when the cops show up. Lena struggles when Stef starts to become obsessed with an ongoing case at work, meanwhile Brandon’s relationship with Grace is put into jeopardy with Courtney back in his life.

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Season 05, Episode 06 Welcome to the Jungler

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Aug 16, 2017
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Welcome to the Jungler Aug 16, 2017 Callie is torn with turning over a new leaf or supporting a cause that means a lot to her, while Jude and Taylor begin making gaming videos that earn them unwanted notoriety. Stef makes major headway in her case.

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Season 05, Episode 07 Chasing Waterfalls

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Aug 23, 2017
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Chasing Waterfalls Aug 23, 2017 Lena’s parents are back in town for a visit, while Callie and Aaron get closer than ever before. Mariana tries to get closer to Logan, but it backfires when his girlfriend catches wind of it.

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