Terminales Picked Up By ABC Family, Given A New Title

Terminales, the ABC Family pilot following a young woman who finds out she has a terminal illness, is moving forward to series at the cable network. The show is based on a Mexican format of the same name, but now that it is going to series, the project is getting a new name. Moving forward, Terminales will be known as Chasing Life.

Terra Nova and GCB producer Aaron Kaplan (wow, that’s a track record), is executive producing Chasing Life alongside Susanna Fogel and Joni Lefkowitz. According to THR, Chasing Life has earned 10 episodes on the cable network. The series is set to premiere in June of 2014, with plenty of the cast members from the pilot returning for the series, including Italia Ricci, Abhi Sinha, Aisha Dee, Richard Brancatisano, Haley Ramm, and Mary Page Keller.

Teens and illnesses are becoming more of a hot topic, thanks to novels like John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars and even Libba Bray’s Going Bovine. However, it’s a little surprising Chasing Life is moving forward on ABC Family. The network had three dramas in the works earlier this season. Way back in February, ABC Family picked up the other two in contention, The Fosters and Twisted. It seemed unlikely the network would go 3 for 3, but apparently, that’s exactly what happened and we’ll be able to see which shows are successes and which are not in the coming months.

TV Blend will let you know when Chasing Life gets an official premiere date.

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