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Hillary Busis
May 14, 2013 AT 12:00 PM EDT

The Fosters — a one-hour daytime drama that follows a pair of lesbian mothers (Teri Polo and Sherri Saum) and their multi-ethnic family — is about to get a whiff of Scandal.

ABC Family tells EW that actor Sam McMurray has landed the recurring role of Frank Foster, the “gruff but loveable divorced father” of Polo’s character, Stef. Fans of Shonda Rhimes’s addictive ABC series may recognize McMurray as Pat Wexler, the U.S. Attorney who fired fellow lawyer David Rosen (Josh Malina) earlier this season.

ABC Family says that while Frank seems to get along with his daughter, he also “makes it painfully clear that he still harbors reservations about her lifestyle.” In that, the character isn’t alone — the anti-gay group One Million Moms announced that it was preemptively boycotting The Fosters (and executive producer Jennifer Lopez) last October, long before the pilot had been shot or even cast.

The Fosters will premiere Monday, June 3.

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