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Chasing Life is shaping up to be a huge summer hit. The ABC Family show premiered last Tuesday following Pretty Little Liars and focused on a young woman named April Carver, who finds out she has cancer. Except this tale isn’t a sappy cancer story. It’s the complete opposite. April is a determined 24-year-old reporter who isn’t just going to let cancer get the best of her. Life is too good to let a thing like cancer bring her down, especially now that she’s excelling in her job and going out with the super hot guy from work, Dominic.


Richard Brancatisano, plays Dominic and recently spoke to the TV Addict of what it was like to be a part of this fun and inspiring show.

“After I read the script, I fell in love with it straight away. I love scripts that are based in our time, and in this day and age, it’s stuff that’s really relevant. What I loved about the script was how relevant it was to everyday things that people go through in their lives. That was the first thing, apart from the fact that it’s really funny and very witty. I just couldn’t put it down. That’s what the best indicator is, when you read a script really quickly and you’re wanting to see what’s on the next page, and you put it down and you’re really excited. You listen to that feeling. That’s always a good sign,” Brancatisano explained of what initially drew him to the show.

When asked if Brancatisano’s character is a ladies man, he admitted that he used to be but now he’s in his 30’s and looking for someone to settle down with. “Obviously, he’s been a player and a ladies-man for the last ten years of his life, and there’s always going to be a residue of that. It’s going to be hard to change. But I think deep down he’s probably getting to that stage where is looking for something different. But just because you want something in your life, it doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy to get it. You’ve still got little habits that will inform the way you are acting and you want to act differently. So I think that’s the struggle for Dominic. He’s getting to the point where he knows that there’s something more and he wants it. But it’s a struggle because he acted in a certain way in his past and that can catch up with you,” he said.

As for his relationship with April, how does he deal with the fact that she has a health issue when she finally does tell him.

“That’s a really hard question and I think it’s not so much about whether she should tell him straight away or not, but it is how he views her when she does end up telling him. It’s like in life, you make choices and I think the choice she made, she was making the best choice she could based on everything that was going on in her life. So it’s hard to say whether she should or not. But that doesn’t stop Dominic from having a reaction toward her choice, whether he is going to be able to live with it and what that means for their relationship. Also he has a past where he’s been lied to, so he needs to forgive and he needs to learn how to have some compassion — to be able to step into other people’s shoes and see that it is not an attack on him. That it’s not a personal thing. It’s just an understanding where the other person is coming from and working through that initial reaction and really looking into someone’s circumstances and trying to find out why they did what they did.”

For the full interview, click here.

An all new episode of Chasing Life is on tonight on ABC Family.

 

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Netflix Passes on Renewing Canceled NBC Drama ‘Manifest’

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Manifest will not fly again.

Netflix has officially passed on renewing the Manifestaccording to Deadline

The plane drama was abruptly canceled after three seasons leaving fans with absolutely no answers as to what led to the disappearance of Flight 828. 

It’s a surprising move considering the series has been steadily holding at #1 after being added to Netflix.

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Fans also rallied on social media with the #SaveManifest campaign, but sadly, all efforts were unsuccessful. 

Sources say that since Netflix opted to pass on saving the drama, Warner Bros. Television, the studio responsible for the series, has concluded efforts to rehome it as it’s reportedly too complicated with rights and cast contracts. 

For now, reps for Netflix and WBTV declined to comment.

However, it seems to be a done deal as series creator Jeff Rake seemed to confirm the solemn news tweeting: “Manifest Gratitude, Final Edition Thank YOU, our fans. You became the Manifesters at Comic-Con 2018. Ever since, you’ve watched religiously, parsed every word, cried a lot, laughed a little, puzzle-solved, and never, ever, wavered in your support. I’ll never forget it.”

The third season ended early this month with several cliffhangers, which makes this cancellation and failed rescue mission all the more heartbreaking. 

It’s unclear if NBC is totally against giving the series a wrap-up movie as it did with Timeless, but man, don’t fans deserve closure?

The series was initially pitched as a six-season drama, which means there’s plenty more story to tell. 

Even Rake agreed that fans deserve answers. After all, we didn’t spend three years of our lives tuning in weekly to find out what happened to the plane just to be left hanging.

We all know what happens to those who ignore Callings — it’s not good. 


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‘Friends’ Actor James Michael Tyler Opens Up About Stage 4 Prostate Cancer

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James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther, the Central Perk manager on the classic sitcom Friends, opened up about his Stage 4 Prostate Cancer on the Today show Monday morning.

After receiving the grim diagnosis in September 2018, the then 56-year-old actor was put on hormone therapy. It worked for a while before eventually spreading to his spine leaving him paralyzed in his lower body.

He revealed that he’s “been dealing with that diagnosis for almost the past three years…It’s stage 4 [now] late-stage cancer. So eventually, you know, it’s probably going to get me.”

During the recent HBO Max Friends reunion, Tyler had originally planned on attending in person but chose to join virtually, so as to not bring a downer on the happy moment.

“It was bittersweet, honestly. I was very happy to be included,” he said.

Now, he’s using his platform as a way to provide the important message to all men to get screened early, saying that “there are other options available to men if they catch it before me. Next time you go in for just a basic exam or yearly check-up, please ask your doctor for a PSA test.”

“I don’t want people to have to go through what I’ve been going through,” he said. “This is not…an easy process.”

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The CW Fall 2021 Premiere Dates: See When ‘Riverdale,’ ‘Nancy Drew,’ ‘All American’ and More

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Summer may be in full swing, but The CW is already looking forward to the fall… and all the upcoming premiere dates! 

The network dropped a lineup of premieres for their hit shows including Riverdale, All American, Nancy Drew, Batwoman, Walker and more. 

Newcomers Legends of the Hidden Temple and 4400 also snagged premiere dates. 

Nancy Drew moves to Friday’s for its third season. 

The Flash and Riverdale will grace Tuesday nights starting November 16. 

Walker and Legacies will resume on October 28 in their usual Thursday night spots. 

Check out the CW’s fall 2021 lineup below:

Friday, October 1

8-9 p.m. ET/PT Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Season 8 premiere)

Friday, October 8

8-9 p.m. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Original episode)
9-10 p.m. Nancy Drew (Season 3 premiere)

Saturday, October 9

8-8:30 p.m. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Season 10 premiere)
8:30-9 p.m. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Original episode)
9-9:30 p.m. World’s Funniest Animals (Season 2 premiere)
9:30-10 p.m. World’s Funniest Animals (Original Episode)

Sunday, October 10

8-9 p.m. Legends of the Hidden Temple (New series premiere)
9-10 p.m. Killer Camp (Season 2 premiere)

Wednesday, October 13

8-9 p.m. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Season 7 premiere)
9-10 p.m. Batwoman (Season 3 premiere)

Thursday, October 14

8-9 p.m. Coroner (Original episode)
9-10 p.m. Legacies (Season 4 premiere)

Monday, October 25

8-9 p.m. All American (Season 4 premiere)
9-10 p.m. 4400 (New series premiere)

Thursday, October 28

8-9 p.m. Walker (Season 2 premiere)
9-10 p.m. Legacies (Original episode)

Tuesday, November 16

8-9 p.m. The Flash (Season 8 premiere)
9-10 p.m. Riverdale (Season 6 premiere)


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