Burbank, CA (August 1, 2014) – Emmy Award-winning actress, host and comedian Rosie O’Donnell guest stars on “The Fosters” as Rita Henricks, a caring woman actively involved in the foster care system, and will participate in a live Twitter chat with fans during the East Coast broadcast of the series tonight, Monday, August 4th, at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.
To ask Rosie a question, fans should tweet at her handle @Rosie and include the hashtag #TheFostersChat. Rosie guest stars as Rita, a caring woman who runs the Girls United group home. In Monday’s all-new episode, “Girls United,” Callie pays a visit to her former foster group home to pitch in for Community Day and is surprised by all the changes. Paranoid neighbors are putting pressure on the home’s landlord to kick the girls out, and a new resident has secrets that could jeopardize the safety of the entire group. Mariana and Hayley plan to cook a romantic double-date dinner for Mat and Jesus. Meanwhile, Stef receives a concerning letter from Ana.
Winner of 2014’s GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series and 2013’s Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Show, “The Fosters” is executive-produced by Jennifer Lopez, (“American Idol,” “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” “The Back-Up Plan”) and created by Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige (“Queer As Folk”), who also serve as executive producers and writers, along with Joanna Johnson (“Make It or Break It”). “The Fosters” stars Teri Polo (“Meet the Parents”) as Stef Adams Foster, Sherri Saum (“In Treatment”) as Lena Adams Foster, Jake T. Austin (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) as Jesus Adams Foster, Hayden Byerly (“Parenthood”) as Jude Adams Foster, David Lambert (“Aaron Stone”) as Brandon Adams Foster, Maia Mitchell (“Teen Beach Movie”) as Callie Jacob, Danny Nucci (“Titanic”) as Mike Foster and Cierra Ramirez (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager”) as Mariana Adams Foster. Greg Gugliotta, Elaine Goldsmith Thomas, Benny Medina, and John Ziffren also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by Nuyorican Productions, Inc., and Prodco, Inc.
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