Chasing Life Canceled After Two Seasons, Actress Italia Ricci Confirms

Italia Ricci
ABC Family's cancer drama series Chasing Life has been canceled after two seasons, the show's lead actress Italia Ricci confirmed on Friday, Oct. 2. ABC Family/Valerio Ziccanu Chessa

No longer chasing. ABC Family's celebrated cancer drama series, Chasing Life, has been canceled after two seasons, the show's lead actress Italia Ricci confirmed on Friday, Oct. 2.

Sharing The Hollywood Reporter's link on her Facebook page, Ricci acknowledged the show's cancellation. "I don't like this one bit," the actress, 28, wrote. "Thank you to everyone who helped us tell this beautiful story. keep fighting and never lose hope."

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On Twitter, she simply included a heartbreak emoji.

Ricci's fiancé, Robbie Amell, who stars as The Flash on the CW series of the same name, also wrote about the show's cancellation.

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In the series, Ricci portrayed an ambitious young reporter named April who learned that she had cancer just as her career was taking off. The emotional drama was warmly received by critics, as viewers watched April experience the ups and downs of grappling with cancer, depicting the realities of what cancer patients face daily.

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The beloved series also included a love triangle, a lot of family drama, and so much more.

In the final moments of Season 2, which aired this past Monday, Sept. 28, April decided to remain in Italy after receiving bad news about her prognosis from doctors. Showrunner Patrick Sean Smith previously reflected with THR this week about the ending of the second season.

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"With this finale, I wanted to go out as big as possible with as many question marks as possible," Smith said. "Any time I ask a question on a show, I typically know what that answer is. There's a lot to explore in season three, like April's emotional state and her big decision to end treatment, there's a lot to explore with Uncle George and the manuscript and the investigation that's now in play, and then a lot to explore with Brenna and Finn now that Greer is moving back to town, and also what happens with Beth. I mean, everyone's life is up in the air right now by the end of the second season."

With the cancellation of the show, viewers will not be able to see these questions answered.

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