The Big C, Laura Linney

Showtime has renewed The Big C for a third season, the network announced Thursday.

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Season 2 of the show, which stars Laura Linney as a cancer-stricken women trying to find the lighter side of dealing with the disease and co-stars Oliver Platt and Gabourey Sidibe, has been averaging fewer than 1 million viewers.

The third season is expected to go into production on 10 new episodes early next year. The Season 2 finale airs Monday, Sept. 26.