11:35am PT by Philiana Ng
ABC Family's 'Terminales' Gets Series Order
ABC Family has greenlighted Chasing Life, formerly known as Terminales, to series.
With the pickup, the cable network has gone 3-for-3 with its drama pilots, with the murder mystery Twisted (formerly Socio) and The Fosters launching in the summer.
The 10-episode series will debut in early 2014. Production will begin in July in Santa Clarita, Calif.
Based on the Mexican format by Miguel Angel Fox, the series centers on a young woman's life after she is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Italia Ricci, soap veteran Mary Page Keller, Aisha Dee, Richard Brancatisano, Haley Ramm and Abhi Sinha are among the cast.
Aaron Kaplan (GCB, Terra Nova) will executive produce the Lionsgate/Televisa project. Susanna Fogel and Joni Lefkowitz, who wrote the pilot, also serve as executive producers.
ABC Family, which is gearing up for a busy summer with eight scripted and unscripted series on the schedule, still has yet to make an official decision on Bunheads and The Lying Game, opting to wait until after it's summer offerings premiere. In an effort to sample one of its new scripted offerings, the network aired a sneak preview of the Twisted pilot following the season finale of Pretty Little Liars.
Last month, the network took to social media to announce a Pretty Little Liars spinoff, Ravenswood, which will debut in October.