ABC Family orders 'Chasing Life' to series

chasing-life-abc-family.jpgABC Family continues to expand its slate of original programming.

On Wednesday (April 24), the cable net announced that its given the greenlight to one-hour drama "Chasing Life" (formerly "Terminales"). The series, adapted from a successful Televisa Spanish-language Mexican television series will go into production in Santa Clarita in July, expected to premiere in early 2014.

The series follows twenty-something April ( Italia Ricci, "Unnatural History"), a smart and quick-witted aspiring journalist whose life is upended after she is diagnosed with cancer. The cast includes Mary Page Keller ("NYPD Blue"), Aisha Dee ("I Hate My Teenage Daughter"), Richard Brancatisano ("The Elephant Princess") and Haley Ramm ("Red State").

Aaron Kaplan ("GCB," "Terra Nova") will executive produce, along with Susanna Fogel and Joni Lefkowitz, who wrote the pilot.

"Chasing Life" joins the list of ABC Family's new series picked up this year that includes "The Fosters," "Twisted" and "Pretty Little Liars" spin-off "Ravenswood."
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