Chasing Life

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Chasing Life
Chasing Life.jpg
Promotional poster
Genre Drama
Based on Terminales 
by Miguel Angel Fox
Developed by
  • Susanna Fogel
  • Joni Lefkowitz
Composer(s) Stephen Endelman
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6 (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Susanna Fogel
  • Joni Lefkowitz
  • Patrick Sean Smith
  • Aaron Kaplan
  • Michael A. Garcia
  • David Hartle
  • Salli Newman
Running time 43 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Original channel ABC Family
Original run June 10, 2014 (2014-06-10) – present
External links
Official website

Chasing Life is an American television drama series that premiered June 10, 2014, on ABC Family.[1][2] The series is adapted from the Televisa Spanish-language Mexican television series Terminales.[3][4] Initially ordered for 13 episodes, on November 27, 2013, an additional seven episodes were added to the series order, bringing the season to 20 episodes.[5]


Chasing Life follows 24 year-old 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.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

  • Italia Ricci as April Carver, a junior reporter at (the fictional) The Boston Post newspaper
  • Mary Page Keller as Sara Carver, April and Brenna's mother
  • Richard Brancatisano as Dominic Russo, an arts reporter at (the fictional) The Boston Post and April's love interest
  • Haley Ramm as Brenna Carver, April's rebellious teenage sister, who went into a bad place after her fathers death and has a possible attraction to Greer, even though she has a boyfriend, and gets put in a love triangle.
  • Aisha Dee as Beth Kingston , April's best friend, who is the first person April tells about her cancer

Recurring cast[edit]

  • Abhi Sinha as Danny Gupta, April's socially awkward co-worker
  • Steven Weber as Dr. George Carver, April and Brenna's paternal uncle
  • Rebecca Schull as Emma, Sara's mother and April and Brenna's grandmother
  • Scott Michael Foster as Leo Hendrie, the son of a famous politician
  • Augusto Aguilera as Kieran, Brenna's older boyfriend who is also her boss at an art gallery/tattoo parlor
  • Vondie Curtis-Hall as Lawrence, April's boss at The Boston Post
  • Dylan Gelula as Ford, Brenna's friend
  • Gracie Dzienny as Greer, a popular girl from Brenna's school, who is also a lesbian, who has feelings for Brenna.
  • Shi Ne Nielson as Raquel Avila, April's supervisor turned rival
  • Jessica Meraz as Natalie Ortiz, a woman close to April's age, and claims that April's father is also her father
  • Andy Mientus[6]


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
1 "Pilot" Steve Miner Teleplay by: Susanna Fogel & Joni Lefkowitz June 10, 2014 (2014-06-10) 1.34[7]
April Carver is a young up-and-coming newspaper reporter, whose life turns upside down after discovering that she has cancer. Along with building her journalism career, she falls for Dominic, a handsome co-worker, dealing with her rebellious younger sister Brenna, and her widowed mother getting back on the dating scene.
2 "Help Wanted" Steve Miner Susanna Fogel & Joni Lefkowitz June 17, 2014 (2014-06-17) 1.11[8]
Despite having cancer, April refuses to let it affect her career and family. April later tells Beth about it, with Beth becoming overly worried about her health. April discovers that her dad may have fathered another daughter, who is close to her age. April is given a supervisor to report a story on gubernatorial candidate Bruce Hendrie, she later ends up running into his son Leo (Scott Michael Foster). Sara wants Brenna to get a job, to be more responsible, after catching her in a lie.
3 "Blood Cancer Sex Carrots" Joanna Kerns Patrick Sean Smith June 24, 2014 (2014-06-24) 1.11[9]
April does a blog piece on Gerald (Sam Anderson), a juice maker who claims that his carrot juice can reduce cancer symptoms. April starts to question whether she should be sexually active with Dominic. Brenna invites Kieran to dinner with the family. Sara learns that the new guy she is dating is also the ex-husband of a new patient.
4 "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" Steve Miner Josh Senter July 1, 2014 (2014-07-01) 1.12[10]
April discovers that Leo also has cancer, and makes a deal with him to get a good story. April's cancer continues to intensify with her oversleeping. Brenna must do a class project with Greer (Gracie Dzienny), a popular girl at her school, who is a lesbian and realizes they have a lot in common. Sara begins taking tango classes.
5 "The Family That Lies Together" Andy Wolk Linda Burstyn July 8, 2014 (2014-07-08) 1.21[11]
April with Dominic's help begins to investigate her father Thomas' (Tom Irwin) past. Sara confronts April about her secretive behavior. Now knowing that April has cancer, Brenna's mind is plagued with concern for April, and Beth gives Brenna advice about her love triangle between Kieran and Greer.
6 "Clear Minds, Full Lives, Can't Eat" Steve Miner Ann Cherkis July 15, 2014 (2014-07-15) 1.19[12]
April's cancer symptoms causes to lose her appetite. Leo encourages April to live her life more carefree. Now knowing about April's cancer, Sara becomes overprotective of April. Greer invites Brenna to a save the whales party. Brenna starts to feel conflicted about her relationship with Kiernan, due to her close friendship with Greer. Just as Greer was going to tell her something important, Kieran shows up to Greer's party after Ford sends a text to him from Brenna's phone, causing Greer to become jealous.
7 "Unplanned Parenthood"[13] July 22, 2014 (2014-07-22)
8 "Death Becomes Her"[13] July 29, 2014 (2014-07-29)
9 "What to Expect When You're Expecting Chemo"[14] August 5, 2014 (2014-08-05)
10 "Finding Chemo"[14] August 12, 2014 (2014-08-12)


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  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 27, 2013). "ABC Family’s ‘Chasing Life’ Gets Back Order Ahead Of Premiere". Retrieved November 28, 2013. 
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