ABC Family Renews Chasing Life for Season 2

ABC Family has given Chasing Life a new lease on life and me something to be very excited about.

The excellent freshman series, which stars Italia Ricci as April Carver, an ambitious young journalist who's also a 24-year-old cancer patient, has been renewed for a second season, the network announced Thursday. 

The one-hour drama debuted in June and also stars Mary Page Keller as April's mother Sara, Haley Ramm as April's younger sister Brenna, and Steven Weber as April's uncle and doctor. Don't be fooled by the logline, however, because the show is about more than just living with cancer. Chasing Life chronicles the very real ups and downs that April experiences as she juggles her career aspirations, her personal relationships, and, yes, her illness... among other things. Plus, the show still finds plenty of time to explore the lives of her friends and family.

In August, I gave you five reasons why you should definitely be watching Chasing Life (hint: it's not depressing, nor is it melodramatic), but if you still haven't caught up on the first 10 episodes, you now have until Tuesday, December 9 at 9pm to do so. That's when the show will return with a special episode (perhaps we'll learn the outcome of that cliffhanger involving Scott Michael Foster's Leo Hendrie?!?) before it officially begins the second half of its first season in January 2015.


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Nov 07, 2014
Isn't this just a recycled version of The Big C?
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Nov 06, 2014
I had thought it was a given there would be a S2 but now that its official...YAY!
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Nov 06, 2014
It's about time! Italia Ricci - and Gina Rodriguez from "Jane the Virgin" - are the two best young actresses on TV this fall! I didn't think I'd like either show, but I loved "Chasing Life" from the start, and was laughing within the first minute with "Jane the Virgin."
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Nov 06, 2014
Great news!
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Nov 06, 2014
Yay! How about some more Scott Michael Foster on Chasing Life!
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Nov 06, 2014
Cant believe there is no news in TV.com related to a Series of Unfortunate Events series that Netflix is developing!!
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Nov 07, 2014
They probably would have noted it if they continued to encapsulate all the day's new in News Briefs, as they used to do, but they would rather just trickle these stories out now and do columns about which characters have the worst hair. I also never saw the Stephen Collins scandal news here either and probably some other things have been missed.
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Nov 06, 2014
Yet they cancelled 'Twisted'
I despair, I really do....
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Nov 06, 2014
They made the right call on that show. It was getting shitty.
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Nov 07, 2014
Still not as shitty as pretty much every other show on ABC Family bar PLL.
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Nov 06, 2014
I'm very glad Chasing Life will get second season. I really like this show :)
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Nov 06, 2014

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Nov 06, 2014
Oh! I totally forgot that the first season wasn't actually done! I was so happy when I heard this earlier today just to learn what's up with Leo (he totally had the surgery because he totally heard April earlier in the episode, or maybe the episode before) because he totally is being under used on OUAT.
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