ABC Family has picked up its drama pilot Chasing Life (formerly known as Terminales) to series. Production on the series is slated to commence this July in Santa Clarita, with the network eyeing an early 2014 premiere. Chasing Life joins The Fosters, Twisted and Ravenswood, all of which recently received series orders at the network.
Based on a Mexican television series, Chasing Life follows twenty-something April, a smart and quick witted aspiring journalist who is trying to work her way up the ladder at a Boston newspaper by trying to impress her hard-nosed editor. When not pursuing the latest scoop, April tries to balance her ambitious career with her family – her widowed mom Sara, rebellious little sister Brenna and her grandmother. Just as things start to look up at work, home and on the romance front with co-worker Dominic, April gets the devastating news from an estranged uncle that she has cancer. The drama series is produced by BV Family Productions, Lionsgate & Televisa in association with ABC Family and 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). Aaron Kaplan (Terra Nova), Susanna Fogel and Joni Lefkowitz will serve as the executive producers.