THE FOSTERS - "Pilot" - The series is a one-hour drama about a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms. (ABC FAMILY/RANDY HOLMES) DAVID LAMBERT, TERI POLO, SHERRI SAUM, JAKE T. AUSTIN, CIERRA RAMIREZ, MAIA MITCHELL
While the CW is a direct descendant of the WB, ABC Family is the obvious heir apparent when it comes to family programming.

That’s why it couldn’t be more perfect that Zap2it is reporting “Dawson’s Creek” actor Kerr Smith has landed a plum role on the newest jewel in the cable network’s crown: “The Fosters.”

Spoiler Alert: In season 2, Smith will play the biological father of Callie (Maya Mitchell), who learned in the previous finale that the man she thought was her dad in fact was not.

Smith played Jack McPhee, one of the first openly gay regular characters on TV, on five seasons of “Dawson’s Creek.”

After the show ended in 2003, he recurred on “Charmed” and had a regular role on the CW’s short-lived “Life Unexpected.”

The second season of “The Fosters” will debut on Monday, June 18 at 9pm on ABC Family. Do you see the family resemblance? Share your take in the comments!

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Actress Maia Mitchell attends Family Equality Council's annual Los Angeles awards dinner at The Globe Theatre on February 8, 2014 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Family Equality Council)PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 19: Actor Kerr Smith attends the Open House at Bing Bar on January 19, 2012 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Bing)

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