rosie o donnell the fosters Rosie O'Donnell will return to 'The Fosters' in Season 2“The Fosters” is welcoming back guest star Rosie O’Donnell for Season 2. The actress/activist will return for two more episodes of the ABC Family drama, scheduled to air in August.

O’Donnell will reprise her role as Rita Henricks, the group home leader with whom Callie (Maia Mitchell) grew close after spending some time in juvenile detention. O’Donnell’s second batch of episodes will air in August.

Mitchell and several cast members told Zap2it that O’Donnell was an incredible presence on the show in Season 1.

“She, as a person in her lifestyle, definitely reflects what the show is all about with her adopting her children and all the work that she does advocating gay and lesbian rights and all the charity work, so her being on the show made a lot of sense,” Mitchell says. “She does play the character beautifully. The relationship with Callie and Rita is really incredible.”

Season 2 of “The Fosters” premieres Monday, June 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

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