Good news and bad news about “The Fosters.”

  • Bad: The Freeform series will end its run during the summer of 2018 with a three-episode limited event series.
  • Good: The network ordered an unnamed 13-episode spinoff starring Maia Mitchell and Cierra Ramirez.

Executive producers Joanna Johnson, Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige said in a statement:

“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.”

The spinoff will follow Mitchell’s Callie and Ramirez’s Mariana as they move on from their high school lives living with moms Stef (Teri Polo) and Lena (Sherri Saum). It comes from the original producing team behind the show.