necar zadegan the fosters abc family 'The Fosters' adds Necar Zadegan as Lena's ex girlfriend“The Fosters” is the latest hit ABC Family drama, bringing a unique look at a modern blended family. And now a new wrinkle has been added to the mix in the form of Necar Zadegan (“24,” “The Event”).

ABC Family tells Zap2it that Zadegan will guest star on “The Fosters” as Gretchen, the sexy and sophisticated ex-girlfriend of of Lena Adams (Sherri Saum).

Gretchen is a world-traveler who runs in very wealthy and elite circles and will share stories from her and Lena’s shared past during an uncomfortable dinner — which we assume will involve Lena’s current partner, Stef (Teri Polo).

Later in the summer, look for the arrival of Lorraine Toussaint, creating friction in the household as Lena’s mother.

Addressing several social topics including the foster care system,
blended families and gay marriage, the show, executive produced by Jennifer Lopez, airs Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."