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Rosie O'Donnell Returning to 'The Fosters'

After appearing in five episodes last season, O'Donnell will return for more this summer.

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Rosie O'Donnell is returning to The Fosters.

The actress will reprise her role as foster care worker Rita Hendricks in the second season of the ABC Family drama, the network announced Tuesday. She will appear in two episodes this August.

O'Donnell's character is a tough, yet compassionate woman who works in the foster care system and grows close to Callie (Maia Mitchell) during her time at Girls United.

In the first season, O'Donnell appeared in five episodes.

The Fosters recently won the GLAAD Media Award for outstanding drama series and last year took home the Teen Choice Award for choice TV breakout show.

The Fosters is executive produced by Jennifer Lopez, with creators Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige, who serve as the show's writers. Joanna Johnson also serves as executive producer.

The Fosters returns June 16 at 9 p.m. on ABC Family.

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