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ABC Family had high hopes for Ravenswood but it was cancelled after one season due to low ratings. Twisted is very likely to be cancelled as well. How will Chasing Life fare? Will it be dropped as well -- or renewed for for a second season? Stay tuned.
Chasing Life revolves around a young newspaper reporter (Italia Ricci) whose big plans get thrown in disarray when she's diagnosed with cancer. The show's cast also includes Mary Page Keller, Richard Brancatisano, Haley Ramm, Aisha Dee, Abhi Sinha, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Scott Michael Foster, and Steven Weber.
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Network: ABC Family
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: June 10, 2014 -- Tbd
Series status: Has not been cancelled
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).
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The 20-something protagonist in “Chasing Life” receives an unexpected cancer diagnosis early on, and no, she does not begin selling crystal meth. Adapted from a Mexican TV series, this youthful drama feels well suited to ABC Family, with an appealing lead in Italia Ricci and enough soapy doings to keep its audience intrigued, despite clunky moments and another groan-inducing screen representation of newspaper life. In terms of timing the show also happens to arrive not only paired with “Pretty Little Liars” but following the big box-office weekend for “The Fault is in Our Stars,” another tale of the young and cancer-clouded mortality.
Ricci’s April is floating (her grouchy boss, played by Vondie Curtis-Hall, says it sounds better than “intern”) at a Boston newspaper when, while pursuing a story, she happens to faint dead away at the same hospital where her estranged uncle (Steven Weber) works. Conveniently, he’s an oncologist, »
- Brian Lowry
Some TV news you should know... First, Vondie Curtis-Hall has been cast as a series regular on NBC's futuristic thriller pilot Tin Man, from writer Ehren Kruger, which centers on a robot played by Patrick Heusinger, who is accused of killing his creator. Curtis-Hall will play a veteran homicide detective who is brought in to investigate the murder. Second, Rose Rollins has been cast as a lead on TNT’s legal drama pilot Guilt By Association, which hails from former prosecutor Marcia Clark, who gained fame as the head prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson murder case. The series will be based on a book she wrote. Guilt By Association centers on a Deputy District Attorney in the »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Some TV news you should know... First, Vondie Curtis-Hall has been cast as a series regular on NBC's futuristic thriller pilot Tin Man, from writer Ehren Kruger, which centers on a robot played by Patrick Heusinger, who is accused of killing his creator. Curtis-Hall will play a veteran homicide detective who is brought in to investigate the murder. Second, Rose Rollins has been cast as a lead on TNT’s legal drama pilot Guilt By Association, which hails from former prosecutor Marcia Clark, who gained fame as the head prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson murder case. The series will be based on a book she wrote. Guilt By Association centers on a Deputy District Attorney in the Special Trials Unit of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, who works closely with a tough female Lapd detective and female prosecutor. Rose Rollins will play the latter. Third, Idara Victor »
- Tambay A. Obenson
David Harewood and Edwina Findley have signed up to star in the indie drama titled Free In Deed, from writer/director Jake Mahaffy, which is based on a true story. In the film, Harewood will play a man who brings a small congregation together in order to perform the miraculous healing of an 8-year-old autistic child. Findley will play the boy’s mother. Production is set to begin this month in Memphis, Tn, with Mike S. Ryan’s Greyshack Films, and Brent Stiefel’s Votiv producing with Michael Bowes. Harewood will also star in Four Stars International's Paul Robeson biopic, which Vondie Curtis-Hall will direct, replacing South African »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Matt Barr, who played the title character in Lifetime’s Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story, has been cast as the male lead opposite Ahna O’Reilly in the CW drama pilot Identity, exec produced by Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci. It centers on Mia (O’Reilly), a young New Yorker who learns she needs an organ transplant to survive and her only living relative is a newfound half-brother, Davis (Barr), the charming, privileged only son of a wealthy and powerful Charleston family. She connects with them only to find they’re the target of a CIA investigation for involvement in domestic terrorism, and the agency wants her as their newest informant. As Davis bonds with his newfound sister, he begins to question his family’s nefarious plans. Barr, repped by UTA, Luber/Roklin and attorney Allison Binder, returns to the CW where he co-starred on Hellcats. He also co-starred in History’s Hatfields & McCoys. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
7 items from 2014
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