Italia Ricci

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Chasing Life Postmortem: Showrunner on April's Fear, Leo's Voicemail and Natalie's Return

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the summer finale of ABC Family's Chasing Life. Read at your own risk.]

When April Carver (Italia Ricci) first discovered she had leukemia on Chasing Life, she refused to let her diagnosis stop her from living her life. So it was only fitting that in the summer finale of the ABC Family drama, April's life refused to come to a standstill while she started chemotherapy treatment. Although she was...read more

Chasing Life Promises to Not Shy Away From the "Ugly" Aspects of Cancer

Nose bleeds. Fatigue. Fainting spells. Chasing Life has already started to dive into the dark physical and emotional side effects of cancer in its first several episodes, and the executive producers behind the ABC Family drama say they're just getting started.

"There is hair loss and physical repercussions of this poison that she's putting in her body. To ABC Family's credit, they have not...read more

Chasing Life: Does April Have to Die?

It's the elephant in the room on Chasing Life and so many other TV shows, movies, novels and plays: Is the character with cancer going to die? Showrunner Patrick Sean Smith admits he had the same question when he was first approached to join the ABC Family drama (Tuesdays, 9/8c) about a young journalist April Carver (Italia Ricci) who learns that she has cancer. "One of my first reactions was, 'Well, how do you keep this show going?' For me, the show is...read more

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Home & Family: Episode
Season 2, Episode 215
Episode, Guest
2014 Chasing Life TV Show Series, Actor - April Carver
2012 CSI: Pick and Roll
Season 13, Episode 6
Episode, Actor - Vanessa Drake
2010 Unnatural History TV Show Series, Actor - Maggie Winnock
2009 How I Met Your Mother: The Front Porch
Season 4, Episode 17
Episode, Actor - Hot Woman #1

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News

Watch My Show: Chasing Life's Patrick Sean Smith Answers Our Showrunner Survey

In ABC Family's new drama Chasing Life, everything's going right for aspiring journalist April (Italia Ricci): She's got a great job and a hot office romance. Then her estranged uncle, an oncologist (Steven Weber), diagnoses her with cancer. Executive producer Patrick Sean Smith, whose credits include Greek and Everwood, filled out our TV Guide Magazine showrunner survey to explain why we should chase... read more

Chasing Life Adds Ed Asner and 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. read more

ABC Family's Chasing Life Knocks Cancer Down to Size

When actress Italia Ricci auditioned for the ABC Family pilot Chasing Life in late 2012, she was very unfamiliar with the subject matter at the heart of the show.

"[I] was like, 'Do I even have a right to be telling this story?'" she tells TVGuide.com of playing a twentysomething diagnosed with cancer. "I had doubts about if I was going to be able to do it justice as an actor. I've never had a personal experience with cancer. So, when I auditioned it was sort of like 'the C-word.' I was intimated by the whole idea of cancer and... read more

ABC Family Sets Pretty Little Liars' Return, Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth Comedy Premiere

Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth's new TV series Mystery Girls will premiere on ABC Family this June, the cable network announced on Monday.

The comedy, about two former detective TV show stars... read more

TV's Top Studio Bosses Forecast the New TV Season

It's sink or swim time for the studios behind this fall's crop of new TV shows. For the past year, executives have been pitching, developing, casting and producing what they hope will be the next big hits. Now it's all out of their hands, as viewers determine whether those series will go the distance or end up on the cancellation heap.

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