Tuesday TV: ‘Chasing Life’ on ABC Family

chasing-lifeABC Family series tend to be like Lifetime movies that never end. In the newest one, “Chasing Life” (ABC Family, 9 p.m.), Italia Ricci plays a cub reporter at the Boston Post who amid her job/boyfriend/little sister dramas suddenly finds out she has cancer. If this were a TV movie, it would move along a little faster, but in the series she doesn’t manage to tell anybody her bad news for the whole first episode. Maybe she’ll parcel out the news week by week.

Ricci is a pleasant enough presence, though she talks more like a 40 something woman, and Steven Weber plays her uncle, an oncologist who is not beloved in the family who delivers her diagnosis. It’s a big plus that after a dozen series supposedly set in Boston, this one really is apparently shot there. But if it’s as accurate about cancer as it is about newspaper journalism, I worry about its veracity.

It’s accompanies “Pretty Little Liars” (ABC Family, 8 p.m.), which is starting its fifth season and it still hasn’t found out who “A” is, something that should have been revealed in episode two.

A new season starts for the sunny medical drama “Royal Pains” (USA, 9 p.m.). Maybe it will help boost ratings for the accompanyig “Moving In” (USA, 10 p.m.).

“Fargo” (FX, 10 p.m.) took a huge leap last week and now there’s a whole different dynamic.

Two more hours of auditions for “America’s Got Talent” (NBC, 8 p.m.) is an argument against that declaration.

it’s San Antonio at Miami (ABC, 9 p.m.) in Game 3 of the tied NBA Finals. Before the pre-show, Mila Kunis is guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

The hurried trip continues, two episodes at a time, after two on Monday: “Brazil with Michael Palin” (PBS, 9 and 10 p.m., check local listings).

“Nine Days and Nights of Ed Sheeran” (MTV, 11 p.m.) attempts to make a pop star out of the redheaded British songwriter, in the manner of their Ke$ha reality show.

You needn’t turn to “Game of Thrones” for fake beheadings and disembowelments; “I Wanna Marry Harry” (Fox, 9 p.m.) has been getting murdered in the ratings.

The fine print in his contract for a new sitcom this fall stipulated that Rob Delaney and David Arquette participated in the tilted improv show “Riot” (Fox, p.m.).

More dumb stuff happens on the dim hospital drama “The Night Shift” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

A new season begins on “What’s in the Barn?” (Velocity, 10 p.m.), a series that uncovers vehicle collectors.

It’s a night where you can see both “Little Women: L.A.” (Lifetime, 9 p.m.) and “The Little Couple” (TLC, 10 p.m.).

Robert Osborne picks the films on Turner Classic Movies tonight with “The Woman in the Window” (8 p.m.), “Scarlet Street” (10 p.m.), “Make Mine Mink” (midnight), “The Harvey Girls” (2 a.m.) and “Deep in My Heart” (3:45 a.m.).

Baseball includes Dodgers at Cincinnati (MLB, 7 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly & Michael: Kit Harrington, John Lloyd Young, Rick Schwartz, Jim Parsons. The View: Nancy Grace, Jonathan Jackson + Enation, Bill Rancic. The Talk: Kevin Frazier, Lisa Robinson, G. Garvin, Marie Osmond. Ellen DeGeneres: Patrick Dempsey, Mike O’Mally, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump (rerun). Wendy Williams: Roseanne Barr.

Late Talk

David Letterman: Dave Chappelle, Laura Prepon, the Orwells. Jimmy Fallon: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Taylor Schilling, Ed Sheeran. Jimmy Kimmel: Gerard Butler, Meagan Goode, Matisyahu. Seth Meyers: Charlie Rose, Gayle King, Aidy Bryant, Linda Fairstein. Craig Ferguson: Megan Mullally, T.J. Miller. Carson Daly: Tony Revolori, Kodaline, Ron Josol (rerun). Tavis Smiley: Allison Janney. Jon Stewart: Sebastian Junger. Stephen Colbert: John Waters. Arsenio Hall: Dr. Phil McGraw, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Donnie Wahlberg, Bill Bellamy (rerun). Conan O’Brien: Jenny Slate, Ian Edwards. Chelsea Handler: Channing Tatum, John Caparulo, Sarah Colonna, April Richardson. Pete Holmes: Ben Schwartz, Karl Koppertop.

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