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Spoiler alert! We're about to dig into the biggest, most jaw-dropping moments from Monday night's TV. If you haven't yet watched a particular show, and don't want to be spoiled, skip to the next post!Bates Motel: Oh. My. Bates! Norman (Freddie Highmore) killed again in the A&E breakout hit's season finale. His victim? Miss Watson, the teacher who drove him home from the school dance, after he had one of his visions of his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga). But that wasn't the only major shocker to go down in the hour: We learned that Norma was molested by her brother when she was younger, and Romero (Nestor Carbonell) killed Jake Abernathy. The Big C: How much did you cry when Adam (Gabriel Basso) »
"The Big C" brought Cathy Jamison's journey (not "battle") with cancer to a close Monday night (May 20) with the fourth hour of "Hereafter," the shortened Season 4 that wrapped everything up.
The course of "Hereafter" obviously did not run smooth for Cathy, but it was such a beautiful look at someone dealing with the last year of her life. In the final chapter, Cathy came home, since insurance would not pay for her to stay in hospice any longer, and she struggled with wanting to end things on her own terms.
We're glad the show didn't go that way. It's not that assisted suicide would have been an outrage, but it didn't feel right for Cathy and Sean. Plus, if she'd gone too early she wouldn't have had that day with her father and Adam's graduation.
Yes, both those things were giant tearjerkers, particularly Adam working his butt off to graduate »
[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the series finale of Showtime's The Big C.] It's over for Cathy Jamison. After four seasons, Showtime's cancer dramedy The Big C ended its run Monday with its fourth and final episode in Hereafter. Cathy's (Emmy nominee Laura Linney) journey progressed from celebrating life once she was diagnosed with cancer, to anger, bargaining, depression and finally acceptance, when she made the life-altering decision to quit chemotherapy. This year, executive producers Darlene Hunt and Jenny Bicks used four hourlong episodes to tell what they said were four slices of Cathy's journey to tell --
- Lesley Goldberg
Ray Richmond contributes to Deadline’s TV coverage. Showtime and the producers of The Big C end Cathy Jamison’s personal cancer saga in hospice care tonight with its fourth and Hereafter season finale. Executive producer and showrunner Jenny Bicks naturally declined to divulge whether Cathy (Laura Linney) dies tonight, though she and fellow exec producer Darlene Hunt co-wrote. The mini-series’ four last episodes span a year in the life of the lead character, each separated by roughly three months. The finale follows Angelina Jolie’s shocking May 14 announcement that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy, which spurred a slew of press calls to Showtime and the Big C team. Bicks, herself an early-stage breast cancer survivor, told Deadline. “It has really drawn attention to us in a way we couldn’t have anticipated,” she said. “I hope we’ve done something to help more people recognize that cancer »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
After four seasons, Laura Linney bids farewell to Cathy Jamison, her alter ego for 40 episodes on Showtime's The Big C, which over the course of its run put the spotlight on the courageous struggles of those who have faced cancer and the loved ones sharing in the journey. During the series, Cathy has endured ups (remission) and downs (her tumors returned and were growing) in addition to meeting a slew of people who shared in her emotional and physical journey (Phyllis Somerville's Marlene and Hugh Dancy's Lee, among others). But it's been the interaction with fans, especially those from
- Lesley Goldberg
On TV this final Monday of May sweeps: Bates Motel has no more vacancies, Hawaii Five-0 books one last case, Rules of Engagement and The Big C call it quits and The Goodwin Games get going. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8:30 pm The Goodwin Games (Fox) | Series premiere: Scott Foley (Scandal), Becki Newton (Ugly Betty) and T.J. Miller (Cloverfield) play estranged siblings who return home after the death of their father (Beau Bridges, »
- Kimberly Roots
Cathy Jamison's story is coming to an end as HBO wraps up The Big C after four seasons on the air. Will a record number of viewers tune in to say goodbye to the series?
Below are the most recent ratings for the fourth season. Ordinarily, the TV show's ratings would be the best way to tell if it was going to be cancelled or renewed for another season. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:
Episode 04-03: Monday, 05/13/13
0.1 demo rating (0% change) with 0.25 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 0.10 in the demo »
Los Angeles (May 14, 2013) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the list of top industry producers and executives who will serve as mentors during the intimate Mentoring Roundtable meetings that will be held throughout the 5th annual Produced By Conference (Pbc), June 8-9, at 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles. Confirmed mentors include: Victoria Alonso (Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Solider, The Avengers) Executive Vice President of Visual Effects and Post Production, Marvel Studios Nancy Daniels, Executive Vice President, Production and Development, Discovery Channel; General Manager, Discovery Fit & Health Stephanie Drachkovitch (Married to the Army: Alaska, Split Ends, Family Court with Judge Penny) Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, 44 Blue Productions Tracey Edmonds (Jumping the Broom, Soul Food, Good Luck Chuck) CEO, Edmonds Entertainment, Our Stories Films, Alright TV Cassian Elwes (The Butler, Paper Boy, Margin Call) Head of Evolution Independent, Evolution Entertainment »
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The 71-year-old Georgia native has had more than 30 film roles and appeared in close to two dozen TV shows, which makes her a perfect subject for "Isn't That ... ?," a new HuffPost feature highlighting those character actors you recognize from a variety of projects, but don't know much else about.
The five-time Tony-nominated Ivey will appear in one of the final episodes of "The Big C" as a fellow cancer patient of Cathy's (Laura Linney). "I was thrilled to be asked to be on it," Ivey said in a phone interview with HuffPost. "It's such a good show. I've been watching it since the beginning and DVRing it and watching every episode. I just love it. I »
- Chris Harnick
When will Black Sails debut on Starz? How many episodes of The Big C are there this season? When will Homeland be back? Has The Borgias been cancelled or renewed for season four yet?
Below, you'll find a list of Starz and Showtime's recent/current/upcoming scripted TV shows and their current status. To see a series' ratings and how many episodes have aired (if any), click the links in the middle column (where available).
Click here to see if there's a more recent list or, to view past lists.
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Showtime's soapy historical drama "The Borgias" could be headed for a premature end after three seasons.
Deadline is reporting that Showtime is currently leaning toward scrapping a planned Season 4 of the show in favor of a two hour wrap-up movie instead. While four full seasons would match the run of "Borgias" unofficial predecessor "The Tudors," Showtime recently transformed the fourth and final season of "The Big C" into a limited series of four one hour episodes.
Series creator Neil Jordan indicated "Borgias" could be headed for a similar fate earlier this year in an interview with U.K.'s Broadcast.
"['Borgias' has] gone on for three years and there's only four years in it," Jordan said. "At the moment, we're discussing it with Showtime. I would like to finish it with a two-hour movie. Another 10 episodes is kind of exhausting. I've mapped out a movie, which, if they agree, will shoot in June with the same cast, »
Ja from Mnpp here, wishing a very happy birthday to Gabourey Sidibe, who's turning 30 years old today. In the four years since she popped on the scene, seemingly out of nowhere, in Lee Daniels' film Precious, Sidibe's proven that she's nothing like the sullen abused girl that brought her stardom - every awards show and every red carpet that year didn't come alive until she showed up, a star right out of the box. I don't watch The Big C so I can't speak to what she's done there but I was elated when she got cast in the upcoming third season of American Horror Story - I can't wait to see what Ryan Murphy does with her. What do you hope the future holds for Gabby? »
Since Mondays are just the worst, we here at Zap2it have decided to give your week a much-needed wake-up call with 10 TV teasers -- just to remind you that when the work day is over, your DVR waits to welcome you home.
This week, our Monday Kickstart includes scoop on a "Suits" flashback episode, "Supernatural's" creepy angel boss-lady, and an "Awkward" couple going head-to-head in a school election.
"Suits": It's flashback time! The sixth episode of Season 3 will send both Mike and Harvey back in time 10 years, and we'll see some of their most dearly departed. We'll meet Harvey's father, who has played a pivotal role in his life, when he and Harvey talk about the law -- and Harvey's mother, in a candid moment -- while hanging out at the batting cages. Around that time, Mike was still eating peanut butter and jelly at his Grammy's »
"I could have easily never worked again after Precious," Gabourey Sidibe tells me over breakfast in Los Angeles. "I could be back at my receptionist job and no one would be surprised, but I'm having a very crazy little career that no one thought would happen. Although that was never the plan. "
It's not clear whose plan Sidibe is referring to (hers, God's, Hollywood's), but it's plain to see nothing in the NY native's career has happened by accident. Although, as she's the first to admit, no one on her team is working off a calculated, step-by-step, career plan. Thankfully the fates led her from Precious to The Big C, which ends its phenomenal four-year run with hereafter, a 4-part limited run series, featuring Sidibe as Andrea, the wayward high schooler Laura Linney's character took under her wing back in season one.
Related - How The Big C Shaped Its Final Act
Like Andrea, Sidibe has flourished »
If there’s a business angle to the reinvention of the half-hour episodic comedy “The Big C” as a fourhour dramatic miniseries for its farewell season, it’s this: It’s good business to keep viewers happy.
Ratings for the show were nothing special in 2012, even by pay cable standards: roughly half a million overall for the third-season finale in June. But rather than end things unceremoniously and leave loyalists unfulfilled, Showtime and the producers of the Laura Linney starrer switched gears to bring “Big C” to an organic denouement.
Season three could have been the series’ finale, Showtime entertainment prexy David Nevins told Variety, “but we wanted to find a way to give closure to the people who had been watching. I think it’s important as a premium service that we treat the individual audience (for each show) with respect and care.”
In the case of “Big C, »
- Jon Weisman
TV season finales 2013: A list of notable TV series season and series finale dates: New Girl season finale airs Tuesday, May 14 on Fox Notable Season Finales All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, NBC (May 19) The Amazing Race, CBS (May 5) America’s Funniest Home Videos, ABC (May 19) American Dad, Fox (May 12) American Idol, Fox (May 15-16) Arrow, The CW (May 15) Beauty & the Beast, The CW (May 16) The Big Bang Theory, CBS (May 16) The Big C: Hereafter (Series Finale), Showtime (May 20) Blue Bloods, CBS (May 10) Bob’s Burgers, Fox (May 12) Body of Proof, ABC [...]
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- Ryan Berenz
Something wicked this way comes! You thought you were excited to hear that Gabourey Sidibe was joining American Horror Story's third season, which is subtitled Coven? Well, we're pretty sure she's even more excited! The Oscar nominee visitedE! News today to chat with Giuliana Rancic and Terrence Jenkins about her witchy new role—and talk about The Big C's final episodes! "I'm so excited and I could not wait to tell the world because it's one of my favorite shows," Sidibe gushes of joining the FX series. Alas, Sidibe wasn't able to provide us much scoop on what Ryan Murphy has in store for season three, saying, "I know nothing. The news just »
Gabourey Sidibe stopped by Access Hollywood Live on Wednesday, where -- on the heels of NBA player Jason Collins' coming out announcement (the athlete was previously in an 8-year relationship with former fiancee Carolyn Moos) - she revealed she too has dated a gay man.
In fact, the hilarious actress, who stars in Showtime's "The Big C: Hereafter," says she doesn't think it's uncommon to unwittingly date a gay guy.
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Women in Film is once again honoring women and those who support women in an industry that tends to be more of a boys club. The Los Angeles-based organization announced the recipients of their 2013 Crystal + Lucy Awards this week, and among the honorees are Laura Linney, George Lucas, and Hailee Steinfeld.
The awards will be presented at Wif’s Annual Benefit Gala on Wednesday, June 12. The event will also celebrate the organization’s 40th anniversary.
“Our six honorees illustrate the wide spectrum of creative innovation coming from women, and it’s a privilege to be commemorating all of their successes, »
- Emily Rome
Cathy Jamison's battle with cancer has been, at turns, heart-breaking, hilarious and hard to watch. But perhaps the toughest moment came in last night's The Big C: hereafter season premiere when Cathy asked her family, and fans, to accept her decision to stop chemotherapy.
Buckets of tears would have rained regardless, but the scene in question packed an even more powerful emotional wallop given it was set at the storage locker Cathy purchased and filled with a lifetime of birthday presents for her son, Adam, in season one.
"That was a really emotional scene to film," actor Gabriel Basso, who plays Adam, told ETonline. "It was my first day back filming on season four, and it was the same storage locker from season one, so there was this cool sense of the beginning and the end at the same time."
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