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Chasing Life

Chasing Life TV show on ABC FamilyNetwork: ABC Family
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: June 10, 2014 — TBD
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Italia Ricci, Mary Page Keller, Richard Brancatisano, Haley Ramm, Aisha Dee, Abhi Sinha, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Scott Michael Foster, and Steven Weber.

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TV show description:
This dramatic series follows a twenty-something aspiring journalist whose world is turned upside down when she learns that she has cancer.

Smart, charismatic and quick-witted, April Carver (Italia Ricci) seems poised to have it all. She’s landed a job at a major Boston newspaper and a date with her super-sexy co-worker — all while managing to be a supportive daughter, grand-daughter and sister to her family (who lost their patriarch to a tragic accident two years earlier).

In an unexpected twist of fate, April lands in the hospital where her estranged uncle, George, works as an oncologist. While there, she learns the devastating news that she has cancer. However, April refuses to give up her dreams and goals and fights to keep her life from unraveling.

April’s mother is Sara Carver (Mary Page Keller), a professional therapist who’s beautiful, smart, good-hearted and fiercely protective of her family. Following the sudden death of her husband, Sara is nervous but finally ready to return to the dating scene.

Sara’s other daughter is Brenna (Haley Ramm). She’s a rebellious teen who will always choose a party over homework — a habit that’s gotten her into serious trouble in the past. She continues to test her mother’s patience and envies the perfect image her sister April seems to effortlessly uphold.

April’s fun-loving but level-headed best friend and loyal confidant is Beth Kingston (Aisha Dee); a vibrant, young Australian-born girl in her twenties with a keen eye for fashion. Beth still works as a barista at the same coffee shop April left months ago to pursue her dreams. She optimistically believes that the best is yet to come and is determined to enjoy all that a carefree life has to offer in the meantime.

Cultured and attractive, Dominic Russo (Richard Brancatisano) is the Arts and Entertainment reporter at April’s Boston newspaper. Dominic’s job gets him into all the coolest gigs in the city and his irresistible charm could get him any girl he wants, but he has his eye on April from the moment she sets foot in the office. Their flirtatious banter finally leads to what seems like the perfect date, but her illness threatens the possibility of a real relationship without Dominic even knowing why.

The son of a wealthy gubernatorial candidate, Leo Hendrie (Scott Michael Foster) struggles with bitterness at living in his father’s shadow and being tethered to his family’s money. He has more in common with April than she might expect from their initial, rather unpleasant encounter.

George Carver (Steven Weber) is a pediatric oncologist whose connection to his brother Thomas’ tragic death two years ago has isolated him from the Carver women. In a twist of fate, he discovers April is sick so he must confront his past demons.
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Series Finale

Episode #TBD
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: TBD

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What do you think? Do you like the Chasing Life TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?

 

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mimi August 8, 2014 at 1:08 pm

please renew this show!!! love the characters!!!

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Britney August 8, 2014 at 11:55 am

I think they should renew twisted just not at the same time as chasing life Duhhh that’s all they have to do that way all the fans are happy why couldn’t they think of that. Think of it this way they can take turns twisted on until the season finale then after that chasing life.that’s how I see it . But if they can’t do that than I rather have twisted renewed sorry chasing life but I gotta go with my show. Even though I wanted to see how Breena and Greer would have work out but I really wanna see how Danny and Jo’s relationship goes.

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Ron Gore August 6, 2014 at 4:32 pm

The subject matter of Chasing Life is worthy of a story. The writing and the acting make
the series completely believable. The show is not only entertaining but informative as
well. To whomever is making the decision to cancel this show consider this consequence.
You bring us into a family about to experience crisis. We become vested in their crisis.
Take us further. What happens after chemo? Will her life become whole again? Tell us
whether she (we) can live with or concur the big C. To Cancel Chasing Life after one
season would make me feel you (ABC Family) wasted my time. I understand ratings are important. But the loyalty of your station fan base is important too.

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Judy Smathers August 3, 2014 at 5:37 am

Love Chasing Life. I have started looking forward to Tuesday night. I do not know how the poles are done but I hope and pray that you don’t cancel it. It is getting better with each episode. The characters are getting to show some meat and the situations are truly believable. Please renew.

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Realtor July 31, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Chasing Life is a refreshingly honest and realistic show that should NOT be cancelled. It deals with many issues faced by people in our world today–the importance of good health, family secrets, teenage angst, etc. Keep it going ABC Family!

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becky July 24, 2014 at 12:58 am

Please renew this show . . . I love it!!

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Kacey July 15, 2014 at 1:24 pm

I’m getting so sick of abc family cancelling the best shows…….first Ravenswood,then maybe twisted….please renew twisted please!! Just to add Pll is the awesome……….i love it

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Jae July 9, 2014 at 10:54 pm

I like this show but I’ve seen a few comments about it being insensitive to cancer patients or just real enough. I can’t say one way or the other who’s right here cause I’ve been lucky not to have been affected by cancer. I greatly empathize with those who have and wish them well. But I would like to see how the story plays out and hope it stays on for a while at least.

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Sharon July 2, 2014 at 8:26 pm

I really like watching this show. However, if this show continues I would hope it would be geared towards people with cancer and not turned into a soap. Why just keep it to one person, there are a lot of people fighting cancer.

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Alyssa June 24, 2014 at 2:05 am

I have agree with ness, think it work good as a movie but it dose not need to be dragged out as a tv show. Cancel this and #renewravenswood, #renewtwisted. TV networks should never start a story line the can’t finish, in the first place. It’s not far to the fans or the future fans ether!!!!!!!!!!!

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kc June 15, 2014 at 3:19 pm

One flop after another. This might do worse than Twisted, but in no way would it make sense to throw cash at something just because it wasn’t as bad as something else.

Tbf, CL just doesn’t fit behind PLL. This is something that should be on with Switched at Birth or The Fosters. I heard this got a full season order, so maybe they will move it at the halfway mark and it might fair better with a more family orientated show.

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erin June 15, 2014 at 11:03 am

Oops I meant if this show has good raitings then chasing life will get renewed for a second season and just may be family will renew twisted for a second season but we just don’t know if abc family will renew it not enough people were watching twisted on live and the abc family VP has hands on chasing life now and the abc family VP has hands to decide if twisted will hold the fan base abc family if not they would have to cancel it

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erin June 15, 2014 at 10:23 am

Ness Sorry they won’t cancel this show this show is ongoing I love this show you are a very sick person

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Ness June 15, 2014 at 9:24 am

Cancel this and #renewtwisted …. That makes the most sense with liars being on right before. So sick of sappy sad shows. We need good entertainment!!!! If abcf cancels twisted, i will not be watching ANY shows on their network!

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Julie August 9, 2014 at 2:23 am

My 3 girls and I love this show! We live inBoston, have a friend Ally’s age who just went through this same type of leukemia . She froze her eggs and is now pregnant! Please leave this wonderful show on. Why change a great family show for another cop show , dump sitcom, or reality show with an unrealistic reality show that average people can’t relate to. Please let us see something that is happening in the real world. Real people that WE can relate to in the real world. this is real life. I myself Ana two time cancer survivor. I’m real and want other people to realize this is the real world! Real people can relate to this, is there anyone who does know someone who has had or is battling cancer. This is real and all around us. We can realate to this in a real way. We are Boston Strong and we will beat cancer!!!!

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erin June 15, 2014 at 8:59 am

I love this show I want to be able to watch this show at a different timeslot so I can watch this all the time chasing life would work on the weekends slot with twisted

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