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27
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ABC Family Releases 'Chasing Life' Early (Exclusive)

The rookie hour long drama starring Italia Ricci gets a two-week preview.

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"Chasing Life"

ABC Family is making Chasing Life available two weeks ahead of its television debut.

Based on the Mexican telenovela Terminales, Chasing Life follows an aspiring journalist, 24-year-old April Carver (Italia Ricci), who finds out she has terminal cancer.

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Beginning Tuesday, the first episode of the series will be available for preview on the free WATCH ABC Family app through Monday, June 9. Additionally, the premiere can be viewed early on-demand through participating television providers starting Tuesday, June 3. The show's official Facebook page also will show the episode, beginning Sunday, June 8.

It's common for networks to debut new shows on digital platforms before they make their respective premieres on TV. The most recent case? Last week AMC teamed with Tumblr to offer consumers an early look at the 1980s tech drama Halt and Catch Fire prior to its June 1 kickoff.

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Chasing Life, a Lionsgate/Televisa production, comes from executive producer Aaron Kaplan (GCB, Terra Nova), Patrick Sean Smith (Greek), Susanna Fogel and Joni Lefkowitz, who wrote the pilot.

Mary Page Keller, Aisha Dee, Richard Brancatisano and Haley Ramm co-star, along with Scott Michael Foster, Steven Weber, Augusto Aguilera, Rebecca Schull and Andy Mientus.

Chasing Life debuts Tuesday, June 10 at 9 p.m. on ABC Family.

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