Thursday, November 6, 2014

ABC Family Renews 'Chasing Life' for Season 2

ABC Family has renewed its hit drama Chasing Life for a second season, it was announced today by Karey Burke, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development. The drama airs a Christmas-themed episode on Tuesday, December 9 and will return for the second half of its first season in Early 2015.

"Through the laughter and the tears, our audience has connected with the characters and relationships in Chasing Life and we are thrilled to continue telling April's courageous story," said Burke. "Chasing Life has found a home here."

Chasing Life follows 20-something April (Italia Ricci), a smart, charismatic and quick-witted aspiring journalist. When not pursuing the latest scoop, April tries to balance her ambitious career with her family, which includes her widowed mom Sara (Mary Page Keller), rebellious little sister Brenna (Haley Ramm) and her grandmother (Rebecca Schull). In an unexpected twist of fate, April lands in the hospital where her estranged uncle George (Steven Weber) works as an oncologist, and she learns the devastating news that she has cancer.

The series follows April through her journey in the face of this daunting revelation, during a time in her life when the challenges of finding love and success would be enough to keep any girl occupied. But April is determined to fight and refuses to give up her dreams and goals. Along the way, she'll find new reserves of strength and passion within and discover that facing death may really be the only way to truly live. Aisha Dee and Richard Brancatisano also star.

Susanna Fogel and Joni Lefkowski adapted the series from a successful Televisa Spanish-language Mexican series. Fogel and Lefkowski executive produce with Aaron Kaplan and showrunner Sean Smith. Lionsgate Television, BV Family Productions and Televisa produce.