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Chasing Life

Chasing Life

Photo Credit:  Claire Folger / ABC Family
  • Premiered: 
    June 10, 2014
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  • Network: ABC Family
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the Mexican series (Terminales) 
  • Subject Matter: Family
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Plot Synopsis

CHASING LIFE is a one-hour drama series that follows April Carver, a twentysomething aspiring journalist, who learns the devastating news that she has cancer and must balance her job as a floater at "The Boston Post" with her family life and a budding office romance, as she deals with her disease and prospective treatment. When not pursuing the latest scoop at the newspaper, April spends time with her family, which includes her widowed mom Sara, rebellious little sister Brenna and her grandmother Emma. At "The Boston Post," April has landed a fantastic opportunity to impress her hard-nosed editor, Lawrence, and an office romance with her super-sexy co-worker Dominic, the newspaper's entertainment journalist, is just beginning to blossom. In an unexpected twist of fate, April lands in the hospital where her estranged uncle, George, works as an oncologist, and she learns the devastating news that she has cancer. But April is determined to fight and refuses to give up her dreams and goals. As April learns more about her cancer and prospective treatment, she is determined not to let it affect her progress at work. A new assignment to profile gubernatorial candidate Bruce Hendrie leads to an unexpected run-in with his son, Leo. Plus, April makes a startling discovery about her family. Along the way, April finds new reserves of strength and passion within herself and discovers that facing death may really be the only way to truly live. Before its television premiere on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT on ABC Family, CHASING LIFE was made available one week earlier (June 3) via cable TV providers' On Demand Services and two days earlier (June 8) on the CHASING LIFE Facebook page. In the Season 1 finale, "Finding Chemo," April begins her battle and month-long hospital stay with mixed emotions. Her resolve to fight starts to wane as her treatments take a toll. Not sure she can be cooped up in the hospital for much longer, April begins to panic. With her family by her side, April makes a surprising outreach to someone who may be the only person who can help her. CHASING LIFE returned to a new night with all-new episodes on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT on ABC Family. April is in remission and determined to move on with her life. But when a new boss arrives at the newspaper, April's transition back to work may not be as smooth as she hoped for. Also being back at work means having to come face-to-face with Dominic, adding to an already awkward situation since April is still dealing with the repercussions of Leo's decision. Meanwhile, Brenna eagerly anticipates Greer's return to school, but will she get the happy reunion she's been waiting for? On Monday, July 6, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT, ABC Family premiered the second season of CHASING LIFE. Season 2 picks up moments after Leo's surprising marriage proposal. April will try to live life to the fullest despite her recent relapse. From wedding dress shopping to a surprise trip, and a bachelorette party ending in jail time, April is determined to enjoy everything. The rest of the Carver family must deal with the effects of April's illness and choices as the medical bills start to mount up. Meanwhile, questions arise about a mystery surrounding their father's death. In the season opener, "A View from the Ledge," newly engaged and unemployed, April tries to come to terms with her new reality. Always one to think two steps ahead, she decides to no longer plan for her future but just enjoy the moment she is in with a little help from fellow cancer patient Vanessa (guest star Krysta Rodriguez). First up is to plan and enjoy her engagement party. Meanwhile, Natalie stumbles upon a secret manuscript of her father's that could have major repercussions for the entire Carver family. Aurora Perrineau also guest stars.
ABC Family premiered the Season 2 finale of CHASING LIFE on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT. In the season ender, "La Dolce Vita," April decides to take a trip to Italy, feeling uninspired back at home. Whether it's the Italian honeymoon that never happened, the unchecked item on her bucket list, or her lack of inspiration, all signs point April to Rome. Caught up in the midst of family drama, April faces too many distractions that keep her from making progress on her book. But will April find the inspiration she seeks in Rome, or will this trip lead her down another path? Meanwhile, Brenna receives devastating news from Finn.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by BV Family Productions
  • Produced by Lionsgate
  • Produced by Televisa, S.A. de C.V.
  • In association with ABC Family


  • "The Boston Post" - Boston, Massachusetts USA

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • August 10, 2015: April Carver & Leo Hendrie are married