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[11/12/13 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 12
Updates include: ABC passes on "Body of Proof" resurrection; FOX gives cast-contingent pilot order to "Here's Your Damn Family"; and The CW eyes revival of "Tales from the Darkside."

[09/27/13 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 27
Updates include: ABC eyes "Modern Family" spin-off with Rob Riggle; Damon Wayans, Jr. brings "Man/Child" to FOX; and Rina Mimoun brings "Sisterland" to ABC.

[09/22/13 - 09:13 PM]
Showtime Ties for Its Most Wins Ever with Seven Primetime Emmy Awards
Claire Danes, Laura Linney and Merritt Wever were among the actors to take home honors.

[09/22/13 - 08:11 PM]
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards Winners
"Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" took home top honors in the Outstanding Comedy and Drama Series categories.

[08/19/13 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 19
Updates include: Sarah Clarke joins AMC's "Line of Sight"; NickMom extends "Instant Mom" by seven episodes; and Demi Lovato near deal for six-episode arc on FOX's "Glee."

[07/18/13 - 09:48 AM]
Showtime(R) Makes History Honored with 32 Emmy(R) Nominations
The network is represented in all four lead actor and actress series categories with five actors nominated.

[07/08/13 - 07:10 PM]
Q2 in Review: How 436 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date through the second quarter of 2013.

[02/28/13 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 28
Updates include: Sophia Bush, Rebecca De Mornay board NBC's "Hatfields & McCoys"; John C. McGinley gets in on "Ground Floor" at TBS; and John Benjamin Hickey to "Blink" for The CW.

[01/12/13 - 01:47 PM]
Showtime(R) 2013 Original Series Premiere Slate
Highlights include the early return of "Dexter" on Sunday, June 30 plus "Homeland" on Sunday, September 29.

[12/20/12 - 07:49 AM]
Showtime Offers Free Preview Weekend January 11-13, Available to Over 80 Million Homes
Said offering is timed with the season premieres of "Shameless," "House of Lies" and "Californication" that Sunday.

[12/11/12 - 01:13 PM]
The "44th NAACP Image Awards" Nominees Announced - Two-Hour Special Airs Live Friday, February 1 on NBC
Anthony Anderson, Niecy Nash, Yvette Nicole Brown, Garcelle Beauvais, Tyler James Williams, and Zendaya announced the categories and nominees.

[11/20/12 - 09:46 AM]
Brian Dennehy Guest Stars in "The Big C: hereafter" on Showtime(R)
He'll appear in one installment as Cathy's (Laura Linney) and Sean's (John Benjamin Hickey) father.

[11/08/12 - 11:52 AM]
"The Big C" Concludes with a Four-Hour Limited Event Series on Showtime(R) Entitled "The Big C: hereafter"
Kathy Najimy and Isaac Mizrahi will guest star during the show's swan song.

[09/12/12 - 11:01 AM]
Bravo Media Continues to Expand Scripted Development Slate with Five New Dramas
Highlights include "Heathers," a present day update of the cult classic 1980's film.

[09/06/12 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 6
Updates include: The CW eyes Wonder Woman take "Amazon"; "I Suck at Girls" lands pilot order at FOX; and Kurt Sutter to pen a comedy for FX.

[08/22/12 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 22
Updates include: Sprague Grayden, David Costabile board AMC's "Low Winter Sun"; FX to air busted pilot "Outlaw Country" this Friday; and Dee Johnson named new showrunner of ABC's "Nashville."

[08/07/12 - 12:39 PM]
Nick Lachey, Joel McHale, Seth Meyers & Howie Mandel to Co-Host "Live! With Kelly" for the Week of August 20-24, 2012
Scheduled guests include Shia LaBeouf, Tim Gunn, Zach Galifianakis, Zac Efron, Kevin Costner, Josh Brolin and Anne Hathaway.

[07/30/12 - 02:29 PM]
Showtime at TCA: Nevins Orders Final Season of "The Big C," Renews "Inside Comedy"
Plus: the executive on "Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States," "Larry Wilmore's Race, Religion & Sex" and its "Close Up" documentaries.

[07/19/12 - 09:22 AM]
Showtime(R) Honored With 22 Emmy(R) Nominations
The nine nominations for "Homeland" mark the most of any freshman series.

[07/10/12 - 10:20 AM]
NBC Entertainment Names Pearlena Igbokwe Executive Vice President, Drama Development
Igbokwe comes to NBC from Showtime, where she worked closely with Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment, for seven years.

[06/15/12 - 11:16 AM]
Showtime(R) Kicks Off "Best in Sho" Free Preview Weekend Today Targeting Voters for 2012 Primetime Emmys(R)
In collaboration with Time Warner Cable and DirecTV, the network and its multiplex channels will be offered as a free preview and accessible to over 20 million homes.

[05/23/12 - 10:23 AM]
Showtime(R) Launches "Best in Sho" Free Preview Weekend Campaign Targeting Voters for 2012 Primetime Emmys(R)
Said preview will be accessible to over 20 million homes, in New York and Los Angeles through Time Warner Cable, and nationwide via DirecTV.

[04/10/12 - 11:14 PM]
Q1 in Review/Q2 in Preview: MTV, Nickelodeon, OWN, Oxygen, Showtime, Spike TV, Starz & Syfy
A look at what's ahead on the cable channels, plus a recap of their ratings to date this year.

[03/28/12 - 11:31 AM]
"Live! With Kelly" Unveils New Set the Week of April 9, 2012, and Celebrates With "House DJ Week"
Co-hosts that week include Howie Mandel, Carson Kressley and Joel McHale.

[03/26/12 - 01:23 PM]
Premiere Episodes of the Hit Showtime(R) Series "The Borgias," "Nurse Jackie" and "The Big C" Available Online Now
Said openers can be accessed on the Showtime website, YouTube and via select television providers in advance of their Sunday, April 8 premieres.

[03/23/12 - 09:49 AM]
Mamie Gummer Joins Impressive List of "The Big C" Guest Stars
In addition to Gummer, Hamish Linklater and Brian D'Arcy James have also signed on for the third season.

[03/22/12 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 22
Updates include: Hugh Dancy to play Will Graham in NBC's "Hannibal"; Alyssa Milano joins ABC's "Mistresses"; and Jennifer Beals, Paula Marshall round out CBS's "The Widow Detective."

[03/12/12 - 11:52 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 12
Updates include: Amir Talai is bound for ABC's "Devious Maids"; Michael Imperioli reports to NBC's "County"; and Jay Mohr joins "Applebaum" at CBS.

[02/14/12 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 14
Updates include: Jonny Lee Miller to play Sherlock Holmes for CBS; Bryan Fuller's "Hannibal" gets series order at NBC; and Sophia Bush is cast in CBS's "Partners."

[02/08/12 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 8
Updates include: Jon Favreau to direct NBC's "Revolution"; Alfred Molina reports to TNT's "Chelsea General"; and James Purefoy joins Kevin Bacon on FOX's Kevin Williamson drama pilot.

[02/03/12 - 10:59 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 3
Updates include: Andre Braugher to star in ABC's "Last Resort"; Michael Angarano, JoAnna Garcia Swisher land leads in CBS comedies; and FOX adds three more pilots to its roster.

[02/01/12 - 07:59 AM]
Susan Sarandon Brings Joy to "The Big C" on Showtime(R)
She'll play Joy, "a cancer survivor who uses her unique experience to inspire and motivate others."

[01/30/12 - 11:10 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 30
Updates include: Steve Jones and Nicole Scherzinger dropped from "The X Factor"; Mindy Kaling to star in FOX comedy pilot; and ABC greenlights its "Scruples" revival.

[01/20/12 - 09:46 AM]
Victor Garber Dials Up Trouble in the Third Season of "The Big C"
He'll play "a man who causes trouble for Sean (John Benjamin Hickey) when an accidental phone call leads to a harassing situation."

[01/12/12 - 12:01 PM]
Showtime(R) Catches Spring Fever With "Nurse Jackie," "The Big C" & "The Borgias" - Network's Three Hit Series To Return On Sunday, April 8th
"Nurse Jackie" will lead off the night at 9:00/8:00c followed by "The Big C" and "The Borgias."

[01/10/12 - 07:01 AM]
Showtime(R) Announces the Network's Authentication Service "Showtime Anytime(R)" Is Now Available on the iPad(R)
The app gives subscribers the flexibility to watch more than 400 hours of the network's programming whenever and wherever they'd like to watch it.

[12/15/11 - 09:57 AM]
Showtime(R) Honored With Eight Golden Globe(R) Nominations
Drama "Homeland" and comedy "Episodes" are up for Best TV Series in their respective genres.

[12/15/11 - 05:43 AM]
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations
HBO receives 18 nods, including four for "Mildred Pierce" and three each for "Boardwalk Empire," "Too Big to Fail" and "Cinema Verite."

[12/12/11 - 09:28 AM]
Showtime(R) Free Preview Weekend Available to 60 Million Homes Starting Friday, January 6
Said stunt is timed with the January 8 premieres of "Shameless," "House of Lies" and "Californication."

[10/03/11 - 01:06 PM]
"Homeland" Posts Best Ratings for a New Showtime(R) Drama Series in Eight Years
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, October 2.

[09/30/11 - 10:44 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 30
Updates include: Danny Masterson to topline "Men at Work" at TBS; Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters book two projects; and Phil Gurin lands two game show pilots at Cartoon Network.

[09/26/11 - 11:49 AM]
Showtime Launches "Showtime Social" App for iPad
The app launches just in time for viewers to discuss and interact with tonight's season finales of "Weeds" and "The Big C."

[09/12/11 - 01:21 PM]
NBCUniversal Announces a Dynamic New Leadership Team to Head Its Newly Named Production Company -- Universal Television
Tracey Pakosta and Russell Rothberg will spearhead the studio's comedy and drama departments, respectively.

[09/01/11 - 10:50 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 1
Updates include: VH1 cancels "Audrina," Bravo renews "Pregnant in Heels"; David Semel to direct FOX's "Cosmos"; and James Gandolfini books another HBO project.

[09/01/11 - 12:14 PM]
"C" Is for Celebrate! Showtime(R) Picks Up a Third Season of "The Big C"
10 new episodes will go into production starting early next year for debut in the second quarter of 2012.

[08/10/11 - 02:18 PM]
Showtime to Air Special Marathon of First Seven Episodes of "The Big C" Sunday, August 14th at 2:30 PM ET/PT
The series, starring Golden Globe-winner Laura Linney, regularly airs Mondays at 10:30/9:30c.

[07/14/11 - 07:25 AM]
Idris Elba Gets Emmy Nomination for His Role on BBC America's "Luther"
"This has been such an amazing morning for me," said Elba. "I am extremely honored to be nominated in two categories."

[06/27/11 - 12:28 AM]
Interview: "The Big C" Executive Producer Jenny Bicks
Showtime's hit comedy kicks off its second season tonight at 10:30/9:30c.

[06/24/11 - 01:30 PM]
"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" Kicks Off Monday Night Premiere Block on Showtime(R)
The third film in the franchise will lead into the season openers of "Weeds" and "The Big C" at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/22/11 - 07:25 AM]
"Weeds" & "The Big C" Return With New Episodes Monday, June 27th at 10PM
Showtime further details the new seasons of both comedies.

[06/16/11 - 07:59 AM]
Showtime(R) and "The Big C" Launch Campaigns in Support of the American Cancer Society
The new season premieres Monday, June 27 at 10:30/9:30c on the pay channel.

[04/19/11 - 10:56 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 19
Updates include: Spike TV finds its "Thunderballs"; Joe Pantoliano, Eriq La Salle to visit HBO's "America"; and Dan Amboyer is Hallmark's Prince William.

[04/01/11 - 10:59 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 1
Updates include: Eddie Izzard plots FX return; Christopher Lloyd joins NBC's Dan Goor comedy; and Burt Reynolds joins CMT's "Reel Love" original movie.

[03/31/11 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 31
Updates include: MTV orders "The Inbetweeners" to series; Nigel Lythgoe to import "Secret Fortune" for CBS; and "The Transporter" series finds a home at Cinemax.

[03/31/11 - 12:06 PM]
Hugh Dancy & Parker Posey Dive Into Showtime's "The Big C"
They'll join previously announced guest star Alan Alda in the new season, premiering Monday, June 27.

[03/28/11 - 01:29 PM]
Alan Alda to Guest Star on Showtime's "The Big C"
He'll play Dr. Atticus Sherman, "an oncologist who Cathy Jamison (Laura Linney) consults after her previous treatment failed."

[03/01/11 - 01:46 PM]
2011 Spring/Summer Programming Overview From Showtime
The pay channel sets return dates for "Weeds," "The Big C," "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" and more!

[01/26/11 - 02:17 PM]
2010 Year in Review/2011 Year in Preview: Showtime
A look at what's ahead on the cable channel, plus a recap of its 2010 ratings highlights.

[01/16/11 - 08:01 PM]
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Winners
"Glee" takes home three trophies, including Best Comedy; "Boardwalk Empire" snags two, including Best Drama.

[12/16/10 - 09:06 AM]
Showtime Free Preview Weekend Available to Over 60 Million Homes Starting Friday, January 7
Said stunt is timed with the January 9 premieres of "Californication," "Episodes" and "Shameless."

[12/14/10 - 11:35 AM]
Showtime(R) Leads All Networks in Golden Globe(R) Series Nominations
"Dexter" earned its third consecutive nomination for Best Drama Series.

[12/14/10 - 05:35 AM]
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations
"Boardwalk Empire," "Dexter," "The Good Wife," "Mad Men," "The Walking Dead" are up for Best Drama; "30 Rock," "The Big Bang Theory," "The Big C," "Glee," "Modern Family," "Nurse Jackie" to duel for Best Comedy.

[09/20/10 - 02:23 PM]
Just Two Good! Showtime Picks Up New Seasons of the Big C & Weeds
"The unprecedented viewership for both THE BIG C and WEEDS proves that audiences love these shows as much as we do," said David Nevins.

[08/30/10 - 07:43 AM]
Showtime(R) House 2010 Marries High Design with Cutting-Edge Technology
The Showtime House will debut September 7 and will be open through the end of October for private events and public tours.

[08/17/10 - 02:31 PM]
The Big C Delivers Showtime's Highest Rated Original Series Premiere in 8 Years
Showtime spins the numbers for Monday, August 16.

[07/06/10 - 08:10 PM]
Development Update: July 2-6
Updates include: Amy Madigan to visit FOX's "Fringe"; Adult Swim, TBS land off-network rights to "The Cleveland Show"; and Pippa Black joins NBC's "Outsourced."

[06/23/10 - 01:10 PM]
Nixon Joins Linney in "The Big C"
The "Sex and the City" alum will appear in four episodes as "Linney's flaky, long-lost college roommate who re-enters her life and shakes things up in a wild way."

[06/14/10 - 11:06 AM]
Showtime Announces Key Castings for Dexter & the Big C
Shawn Hatosy, Maria Doyle Kennedy and Brian Cox are among those set to visit the Showtime originals.

[06/09/10 - 10:39 AM]
Idris Elba Joins New Showtime Comedy Series the Big C
He'll play Lenny, "a painter who forms a relationship with headliner Laura Linney."

[05/11/10 - 03:04 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Big C, The" (Showtime)

[03/17/10 - 12:45 PM]
New Series Highlight Summer on Showtime
THE GREEN ROOM WITH PAUL PROVENZA, THE REAL L WORD and THE BIG C will join new seasons of WEEDS and PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT!

[03/09/10 - 08:06 AM]
Gabourey Sidibe Joins Showtime Series the Big C as Recurring Guest
The Oscar-nominee guest-starred in the pilot as a smart-alecky student in Laura Linney's character's class.

[02/22/10 - 12:03 AM]
Development Update: Monday, February 22
Updates include: Becki Newton gets "Love Bites" for NBC; Katee Sackhoff top topline Richard Hatem's drama pilot at ABC; and Sean Faris to star in the Palladinos' project for The CW.

[02/05/10 - 07:17 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 5
Updates include: Enrique Murciano, Laura Prepon join ABC pilots; Bret Harrison returns to FOX with comedy pilot; and David Goyer steps down from ABC's "FlashForward."

[01/08/10 - 10:13 AM]
It's a Big Yes for the Big 'C' - Showtime Picks Up New Original Comedy Series Starring Laura Linney
The newcomer will begin shooting 13 episodes later this spring for a fall 2010 debut.

[10/29/09 - 06:17 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 29
Updates include: Oliver Platt joins "C Word" at Showtime; Marc Cherry to stick with "Housewives," ABC Studios; 3 Ball Productions lands "Dad Camp" at VH1.

[10/28/09 - 06:44 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 28
Updates include: Comedy Central lands repeats of short-lived duo; Idris Elba to play lawyer for new NBC project; and a trio joins Laura Linney on Showtime's "The C Word."

[08/27/09 - 10:21 AM]
Laura Linney Likes the C Word - Showtime Pushes Envelope with Series About Cancer
A pilot has been ordered and will be shot in the fall.







BIG C, THE (SHOWTIME)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
8/16/10 - 5/20/13
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2012-2013 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
4 (40 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
series finale aired on 5/20/13
DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, January 2013) NURSE JACKIE Season Five starring Emmy(R) Award winner Edie Falco, will debut on Sunday, April 14th, at 9 PM. A repeat of the premiere episode of Nurse Jackie will air at 9:30 PM; followed by the third season debut of THE BORGIAS at 10 PM, starring Oscar(R) winner Jeremy Irons in his Golden Globe(R) nominated role as Pope Alexander. Moving to Mondays, THE BIG C: hereafter will conclude with a four-part limited event series on Monday, April 29th at 10 PM, starring Laura Linney in her Golden Globe(R) Award-winning and Emmy(R)-nominated role as Cathy Jamison.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Gabourey Sidibe
· John Benjamin Hickey
· Laura Linney as Cathy
· Oliver Platt as Paul
· Phyllis Somerville
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bill Condon as DIR (Pilot)
· Darlene Hunt as CRTR/EP
· Laura Linney as EP
· Neal H. Moritz as EP
· Vivian Cannon as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Original Film
· Sony Pictures Television