THE CARVERS CELEBRATE AN EARLY CHRISTMAS TO CHEER UP APRIL
IN A SPECIAL HOLIDAY EPISODE OF "CHASING LIFE,"
AIRING TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9TH AT 9:00PM ET/PT ON ABC FAMILY
Ed Asner ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show") and Marion Ross ("Happy Days") Guest Star
Burbank, CA (October 21, 2014) - April's grandparents come to visit, and April gets a chemo makeover in an all-new special holiday episode of "Chasing Life," airing during ABC Family's "25 Days of Christmas," Tuesday, December 9th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
In the episode titled "Locks of Love," April's grandparents (guest stars Ed Asner and Marion Ross) stir up trouble when they pay a visit, and the Carvers celebrate an early family Christmas. The full contents of Leo's cryptic voicemail are revealed, leading April and Leo to rethink their last goodbye. In an attempt to help her friend cope with the effects of chemo, Beth helps April with a makeover, or two. The episode was written by Executive Producers Susanna Fogel and Joni Lefkowitz and directed by Lee Rose.
"Chasing Life" is adapted from the successful Televisa Spanish-language Mexican television series and is a co-production of BV Family Productions, Lionsgate, and Televisa in association with ABC Family. The series is executive produced by Sean Smith ("Greek"), Susanna Fogel ("Life Partners"), Joni Lefkowitz ("Life Partners") and Aaron Kaplan ("Terra Nova"). "Chasing Life" stars Italia Ricci ("Unnatural History"), Mary Page Keller ("NYPD Blue"), Aisha Dee ("I Hate My Teenage Daughter"), Richard Brancatisano ("The Elephant Princess") and Haley Ramm ("Red State"), with Steven Weber ("Two Broke Girls," "Wings") and Scott Michael Foster ("Greek") as recurring guest stars.
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