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Italia Ricci Breaks Down in Winter Preview Trailer for 'Chasing Life'

Italia Ricci Breaks Down in Winter Preview Trailer for 'Chasing Life'

April (Italia Ricci) breaks our hearts in the new preview for Chasing Life.

After getting through her first round of chemotherapy, April is back at it in the winter return and JJJ can’t wait one more minute!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Italia Ricci

We see April getting back into work at the paper, alongside her ex-boyfriend Dominic (Richard Brancatisano), making inspiring speeches and then breaking down.

Chasing Life returns on Monday, January 19th, 2015 @ 9PM ET/PT on ABC Family.


“Chasing Life” Winter Preview

Italia Ricci on April Losing Her Hair & Leo's Big Decision in the 'Chasing Life' Christmas Special

Italia Ricci on April Losing Her Hair & Leo's Big Decision in the 'Chasing Life' Christmas Special

JJJ favorite Italia Ricci opens up about tonight’s Chasing Life holiday episode in this brand new interview.

The 28-year-old actress of course stars as April, a Boston-based reporter who is diagnosed with cancer and currently undergoing Chemotherapy.

Italia gave us some scoop on what we can expect in what she calls a very family-centric episode.

She also opened up about who helped her prepare for the emotional process of April losing her hair.

Don’t forget – the Chasing Life Christmas special airs TONIGHT, December 9 @ 9/8c on ABC Family!

JustJaredJr.com: Hi Italia! So where do we pick up? We know it’s a holiday episode, but it’s not Christmas time…

Italia Ricci: It’s one of April’s favorite holidays and she’s starting to lose her hair, and get really down about it. So Brenna comes up with idea to being Christmas to April to cheer her up.

Click inside to read the rest of our interview with Italia RicciMore Here! »

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The Chasing Life Cast Has Us Ready To Eat A Christmas Feast In New Holiday 'Featurette'

The Chasing Life Cast Has Us Ready To Eat A Christmas Feast In New Holiday 'Featurette'

We’re convinced that Italia Ricci is our long lost — some type of relative — just by the way she talks about Christmas food, and music in this new featurette from Chasing Life.

Along with co-stars Richard Brancatisano, Mary Page Keller, Haley Ramm and Aisha Dee, the 27-year-old actress opened up about her holiday traditions and fully admits to listening to Christmas music in July. Yep, we’re totally there with you.

In “Locks of Love”, April’s grandparents (Ed Asner, Marion Ross) stir up trouble when they pay a visit, and the Carvers celebrate an early family Christmas while the full contents of Leo’s (Scott Michael Foster) cryptic voicemail are revealed, leading April and Leo to rethink their last goodbye.

“Locks of Love” premieres Tuesday, December 9th at @9PM ET/PT on ABC Family.


Chasing Life Holiday Episode Featurette

April Goes Blonde & Gets A Visit From Leo on 'Chasing Life' - See More Pics From The Holiday Ep!

April Goes Blonde & Gets A Visit From Leo on 'Chasing Life' - See More Pics From The Holiday Ep!

April (Italia Ricci) gets a little visit from Leo (Scott Michael Foster) in this new still from the holiday episode of Chasing Life.

In “Locks of Love”, April’s grandparents (Ed Asner, Marion Ross) stir up trouble when they pay a visit, and the Carvers celebrate an early family Christmas while the full contents of Leo’s cryptic voicemail are revealed, leading April and Leo to rethink their last goodbye.

And in an attempt to help her friend cope with the effects of chemo, Beth (Aisha Dee) helps April with a makeover, or two. How do you like April blonde?

“Locks of Love” premieres Tuesday, December 9th at @9PM ET/PT on ABC Family.


“Locks of Love” Official Preview #2

20+ pics inside from Chasing Life

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ABC Family Reveals Show Premiere Dates For Winter - Find Out When PLL, Chasing Life & More Are Returning!

ABC Family Reveals Show Premiere Dates For Winter - Find Out When PLL, Chasing Life & More Are Returning!

Mark your calendars and set your DVRs, everyone — we’ve got the new premiere dates for our fave ABC Family shows!

The network just released the new premiere dates for Pretty Little Liars, Switched At Birth, Baby Daddy, Melissa & Joey, The Fosters, and Chasing Life and JJJ can not wait one more second!

Check out the premiere dates below and stay tuned for more sneak peeks at the holiday episodes for all the shows!

  • Pretty Little Liars premieres Tuesday, January 6 at 8PM ET/PT
  • Switched at Birth premieres January Premiere: Tuesday, January 6 at 9PM ET/PT
  • Melissa & Joey premieres Wednesday, January 14 at 8PM ET/PT
  • Baby Daddy premieres Wednesday, January 14 at 8:30PM ET/PT
  • The Fosters ­premieres Monday, January 19 at 8PM ET/PT
  • Chasing Life premieres Monday, January 19 at 9PM ET/PT
  • April's Grandparents Come For A Visit on Chasing Life's Holiday Episode - Sneak Peek Here!

    April's Grandparents Come For A Visit on Chasing Life's Holiday Episode - Sneak Peek Here!

    April (Italia Ricci) greets the adorable Sophie and her parents in this sneak peek still from the holiday episode of Chasing Life.

    In “Locks of Love”, April’s grandparents (Ed Asner, Marion Ross) stir up trouble when they pay a visit, and the Carvers celebrate an early family Christmas while the full contents of Leo’s (Scott Michael Foster) 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 (Aisha Dee) helps April with a makeover, or two.

    Want to learn more about Sophie? Head on over to Facebook and send her some love!

    “Locks of Love” premieres Tuesday, December 9th at @9PM ET/PT on ABC Family.


    “Locks of Love” Official Preview

    20+ pics inside…

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    'Chasing Life' Renewed For Second Season!

    'Chasing Life' Renewed For Second Season!

    Woohoo! Chasing Life is coming back for a second season to ABC Family!

    The show centers on April (Italia Ricci) through her journey battling leukemia, during a time in her life when the challenges of finding love and success would be enough to keep any girl occupied. But April is determined to fight and refuses to give up her dreams and goals. Along the way, she’ll find new reserves of strength and passion within and discover that facing death may really be the only way to truly live.

    “Through the laughter and the tears, our audience has connected with the characters and relationships in ‘Chasing Life’ and we are thrilled to continue telling April’s courageous story,” Karey Burke, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development, shared in a statement. “Chasing Life has found a home here.”

    The show also stars Haley Ramm, Aisha Dee, Richard Brancatisano, Scott Michael Foster, and Mary Page Keller.

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