Exclusive: Smash Vet Andy Mientus Joins New ABC Family Drama Chasing Life

Chasing Life Cast Andy MientusABC Family’s Chasing Life has added someone rather smashing to its cast.

Smash vet Andy Mientus will recur on the cabler’s new drama series (set to bow in 2014), TVLine has learned exclusively.

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Formerly titled Terminales, the project follows April, an aspiring journalist (played by Unnatural History‘s Italia Ricci) who, just as things are starting to go her way, gets some terrible news from her uncle: She has cancer.

Mientus — who’ll also appear in an upcoming episode of Anger Management — joins Chasing Life in Episode 5 as a young man named Jackson.