"The Fosters" Has Been Cancelled And Fans Are Absolutely Furious
4 January 2018, 14:17
A spin-off has already been announced but some fans don't think it's good enough.
We regret to inform you that 2018 is cancelled already because Freeform has just cancelled The Fosters, one of TV's most diverse and important shows.
Back in October, cast members and fans of the show campaigned for the show to be renewed after Freeform failed to announce a sixth season of the show despite it's high ratings. In the five years it's been on air, The Fosters has been one of Freeform's most watched and highest rated shows. In it's fifth season, it came only second to the final season of Pretty Little Liars.
It's now been reported that the show will end on January 30th with season five's finale with a final three episode limited run in the summer of 2018.
The Fosters broke ground on a lot of teen, LGBTQ+ and race issues and was one of the leading shows to do so. The show also won two GLAAD awards in it's five year run. Needless to say, fans of the show are furious that the groundbreaking series has been cancelled.
the fosters was THAT show, it talked about so many controversial topics. it had immigrants, protests, LGBT+ rep, gun control, foster systems, women empowerment, and so much more!— shey (@gayearps) January 3, 2018
the fosters is such a great show who talk about SO MANY important things who got cancelled bc everyone choose to ignore the most important things who deserves to be talked about— thayla (@hadidxcierra) January 3, 2018
the fosters got cancelled and this is my current mood pic.twitter.com/TzSw9CX8uN— homosexual tish (@caitybettlotz) January 3, 2018
“ freeform cancelled the fosters ” pic.twitter.com/FuAV5qiNkC— luisa (@itsluisagibson) January 3, 2018
i just saw that The Fosters got cancelled and i’m heartbroken. this show! it talks about so. many. issues. and it has so many representation. i cannot believe it got cancelled. fuck freeform.— audrey (@lightsondey) January 4, 2018
sense8, the get down and the fosters are really important shows that treat important issues like lgbt, racism and feminism and they got all cancelled, shame.— miriam (@assassinroses) January 3, 2018
why do i not see more outrage about the fosters being cancelled y'all complain about a lack of good LGBTQ+ rep and ignore a show that does all that and more— homosexual tish (@caitybettlotz) January 3, 2018
THE FOSTERS GOT CANCELLED?? ARE U KIDDING ME?? IT HAD LGBTQ+ AND POC REPRESENTATION AND IT BROUGHT UP SO MANY IMPORTANT ISSUES AND IM MAD THAT EVERYONE SLEPT ON IT— val loves ella (@deliverlipa) January 4, 2018
The Fosters is the only show that has a lead F|F relationship with children that provide LGBTQ and Latina representation. The show consistently highlights social issues while giving off a light hearted and empowering family dynamic - its one of kind. Why cancel it for a spin off?— liss | 52 (@bellamywashnton) January 3, 2018
There is, however, some good news. Despite the cancellation, the show-runners have announced a spin-off of the show starring Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez).
According to Deadline, the spinoff series will follow Callie and Mariana as they move out to Los Angeles. While living together, they take two very different paths and explore the different sides of the city — Mariana will be involved in the tech world, possibly in Silicon Beach, while Callie will continue the kind of social work she’s done. Original characters from The Fosters will make guest appearances as the series goes on, which includes the parents, Stef and Lena.
The creators of the show thanked the fans for sticking with the show for five years and issued a statement shortly after the cancellation was announced.
“First and foremost, we want to thank our fans – our supportive ‘Fosters Family’ – and Freeform for fostering this show. It’s been the privilege of our lives to get to shepherd this beautiful family through five seasons of love, laughter, heartbreak, tribulation, and triumph – and message to the world that DNA doesn’t make a family, love does. All while allowing us to explore some of the most pressing social issues of our era. Now that the kids are growing up, it’s time to take them out into the world, to see them make their way into adulthood, continuing their search for identity and love, and the pursuit of their dreams and purpose in this ever changing world.”