via press release:
ABC FAMILY STARTS PRODUCTION ON NEW DRAMA SERIES “CHASING LIFE”
Steven Weber (“Two Broke Girls,” “Wings”) and Scott Michael Foster (“Greek”) Join Cast as Recurring Guest Stars
“Chasing Life” is a Co-Production of BV Family Productions, Lionsgate, and Televisa
Burbank, CA (August 14, 2013) – Production began today in Santa Clarita, California, for the ABC Family original series “Chasing Life,” the new one-hour drama that follows April (Italia Ricci), a smart, twenty-something, aspiring journalist whose romantic and professional life is just starting to take off when she receives news that she has cancer. The episode is directed by Steve Miner. The series is scheduled to premiere in 2014 on ABC Family.
“Chasing Life” is adapted from the successful Televisa Spanish-language Mexican television series and is a co-production of BV Family Productions, Lionsgate, and Televisa in association with ABC Family. The series is executive produced by Sean Smith (“Greek”), Susanna Fogel (“Life Partners”), Joni Lefkowitz (“Life Partners”) and Aaron Kaplan (“Terra Nova”). “Chasing Life” stars Italia Ricci (“Unnatural History”), Mary Page Keller (“NYPD Blue”), Aisha Dee (“I Hate My Teenage Daughter”), Richard Brancatisano (“The Elephant Princess”) and Haley Ramm (“Red State”). Steven Weber (“Two Broke Girls,” “Wings”) and Scott Michael Foster (“Greek”) were recently added as recurring guest stars.
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