Ed Asner, Marion Ross

TV veterans Ed Asner and Marion Ross (Happy Days) have been tapped to guest-star on ABC Family's newest drama Chasing Life, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

ABC Family's Chasing Life knocks cancer down to size

Asner and Ross will play the grandparents of Italia Ricci's April Carver, a twentysomething journalist who recently discovered she has terminal cancer. 

Unlike some ailing TV protagonists, as far as we know, April has not entered in to the drug business with a former student.

Chasing Life airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on ABC Family. What do you think of the casting?

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