'The Fosters' Replaces Jake T. Austin With Noah Centineo

The ABC Family drama series recasts the role of Jesus following Austin's departure at the end of season 2.

AceShowbiz - "The Fosters" has found its new Jesus. After %cJake T. Austin% left the show at the end of season 2, "How to Build a Better Boy" star %cNoah Centineo% has now been cast to take over the role of Mariana's twin brother.

Centineo, who is also known for his role as Dallas on Disney Channel's series "Austin & Ally", will make his debut on the ABC Family drama when the show returns for the second half of its third season in 2016.

Austin announced his departure from "The Fosters" on March 23 following the shocking season 2 finale. "I'm honored to have been a part of such a groundbreaking series, but I personally want to let you know that my time on the show has come to an end," he tweeted at the time, before adding, "Thank you for letting me be a part of your family, it's been a pleasure."

Explaining Jesus' absence, executive producer Peter Paige told TV Guide earlier this month, "Right now [Jesus] is at boarding school wrestling to his heart's content and we'll be checking in with him."

"The Fosters" airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC Family.

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