ABC Family Media has released the casting news that Rosie O’Donnell is being signed on to The Fosters to play a recurring role!
Rosie’s character will have her debut episode in January, when the series picks up its first season with new episodes. Check out the press release below for spoilers!
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.
To which member of the family do you think Rosie’s character, Rita will become a mentor? Callie, maybe?