The Big C (2010–2013)

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A suburban mother faces her cancer diagnosis while trying to find humor and happiness as well.

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 Cathy Jamison (40 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Paul Jamison (40 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Adam Jamison (40 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Sean Tolkey (40 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Andrea Jackson (32 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Marlene (19 episodes, 2010-2013)
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A suburban mother faces her cancer diagnosis while trying to find humor and happiness as well.

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The title of this show was originally "The C-Word," and some promotional materials were made using this title. But while a guest on "The Daily Show," Laura Linney told Jon Stewart that the title was changed from "The C-Word" to "The Big C" to avoid confusion with The L Word (2004), which had also aired on Showtime. See more »

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Again, Showtime has a winner.
16 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

From the pilot I just watched, this show has an embarrassment of riches. Laura Linney is excellent as Cathy Jameson. She Plays a woman that has just been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and expresses a plethora of emotions. Oliver Platt as her husband is less defined and is the biggest reason I gave the show an 8, but I'll give the writers the benefit of the doubt, because an actor of his status will add tons to this role if they just give him some latitude. John Benjamin Hickey who plays Cathie's eclectic brother is also under developed but I just have a gut feeling he is going to be great. Based on these three characters the show shows great promise. I could go on about all the sub characters, but give it a chance watch the premiere and get to know them.


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