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Laura Linney Says Goodbye to The Big C

Laura Linney

When it comes to acting, Laura Linney knows no fear. She has embodied everyone from steely First Lady Abigail Adams in HBO's John Adams to FDR's mousy cousin/lover in the ­recent biopic Hyde Park on Hudson. But with her Golden Globe-winning performance on The Big C, she took on a seemingly impossible feat: making cancer funny.

Now the show is being put to rest with a four-­episode finale, but neither Linney nor her character, Cathy, is going down quietly. Tonight's episode finds her struggling with chemotherapy — she wants to stop treatment so she can feel well enough to take care of her family and make sure they'll be strong enough to survive without her.

Soon after the show's fourth season wrapped, the 49-year-old three-time Emmy winner shared her thoughts about the end of Cathy's journey.

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Exclusive: Science Channel's Slate Includes First Scripted Project and New Karl Pilkington Show

Karl Pilkington

Science Channel has picked up the new docuseries The Moaning of Life, featuring An Idiot Abroad star (and Ricky Gervais sidekick) Karl Pilkington in a new set of adventures.

The Moaning of Life is part of a new slate of programs for the... read more

First-Look Photos: The Good Wife Summons Amanda Peet, Christina Ricci and More

Julianna Margulies and Amanda Peet

Court is in session for a whole new slew of high-profile guest stars on The Good Wife.

After kicking off the season with a bang — including guest stars like Nathan Lane, Kristin Chenoweth and Maura Tierney — the critical darling is keeping the momentum going in Season 4 with .... read more

Cheers & Jeers: Rizzoli & Isles Cops Out

Lorraine Bracco

Jeers to Rizzoli & Isles for criminally neglecting its high-caliber supporting cast.

Per its title, the hit TNT crime drama follows the cutesy exploits of Beantown galpals Det. Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander). The wildly overqualified and underutilized ensemble includes Emmy nominee Lorraine Bracco (The Sopranos) and Oscar nominee Chazz Palminteri (Bullets Over Broadway) as Rizzoli's stereotypically squabbling mom and dad ... read more

Who Should Be Cast in the Gilligan's Island Movie?

Bob Denver

Hey, little buddies: Ready to play casting director? With Gilligan's Island headed to the big screen, it's time to choose your favorite castaways.

Gilligan's Island adaptation headed to the big screen

Brian Dennehy is a natural for The Skipper, but what about red-headed beauty Ginger? Perhaps ... read more

Forgotten and Raising the Bar Stars Join ABC Drama

Michelle Borth, Jonathan Scarfe

The Forgotten may soon be forgotten by Michelle Borth: The star of the ABC crime drama has landed the lead role in the new ABC pilot The Matadors, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

ABC greenlights two more pilots

Borth's deal would require her to stick with The Forgotten should the bubble show get a renewal, according to the Reporter.

Described as ...
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Brian Dennehy Heads to Bunker Hill

Brian Dennehy

Brian Dennehy will be in full bloom on TNT's Bunker Hill.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the stage and screen vet has signed on to star in the upcoming drama as a ...
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Exclusive: Brian Dennehy Lands "Meaty" Sitcom Role

Brian Dennehy by Charley Gallay/Getty Images, Patrick Warburton by Cliff Lipson/CBS

Brian Dennehy, a silver-screen vet and six-time Emmy nominee, is bringing his acting chops — and perhaps some savory lamb chops, as well! — to CBS' Rules of Engagement, has learned exclusively.In one of the sitcom's first Season 3 episodes, Dennehy will guest-star as the father of Patrick Warburton's Jeff. The verbal jabs fly between Jeff's wife, Audrey, and her father-in-law, whose alpha-male antics, unbridled love for meat and blatant chauvinism make his sometimes-gruff son look positively refined.Dennehy's big-screen resume includes the tracking and capture of one John Rambo (in First Blood) and F/X. He won a Golden Globe for the TV presentation of the Arthur Miller classic Death of a Salesman. CBS' Rules returns midseason. — Matt MitovichCrave scoop? E-mail Matt and Mickey at read more

"The Discarded"

Tonight's episode is the fourth and last of the six that were produced that ABC intends to run. (All six will be seen in Canada, at least, on the cable channel Space, starting in November). And it was the episode a number of viewers were most eager to see, I suspect, since it was based on a short story by Harlan Ellison, who has established himself as a major figure in both fantastic fiction (among other sorts of prose) and in screenwriting, as well as being responsible for some notable comics scripting and work in other media. Apparently Ellison gave executive producer Keith Addis strong support when they resisted the attempts by ABC to call the series "Masters of Sci-Fi," which would be comparable to calling its Showtime sibling series Masters of Horror something like "Masters of Spookiness" (ABC chose to slip "scifi" into the URL for the series' pages on, anyway... perhaps the smallest of many hostilities the network has shown toward this project). And the story was ad... read more

ABC's Science Fiction Series Finally Materializes

Anne Heche and Russell Porter by Bob Akester/ABC

ABC's Masters of Science Fiction anthology series, announced what seems like light-years ago, will finally hit the airwaves during the dog days of August. The lineup — slashed from six installments to four — is as follows:August 4: "A Clean Escape," based on Nebula Award-winning author John Kessel's short story about a postapocalyptic psychiatrist (Judy Davis) determined to solve a man's (Sam Waterston) apparent memory lapse.August 11: "The Awakening," based on a short story by Howard Fast, starring Terry O'Quinn, Elisabeth Rohm and William B. Davis, and concerning Baghdad-based soldiers' discovery of a "mysterious casualty."August 18: "Jerry Was a Man," based on the Robert Heinlein story about an affluent couple (Anne Heche and Malcolm McDowell) who acquire an anthropoid.August 25: "The Discarded," based on the short story by seven-time Hugo Award winner, three-time Nebula Award winner, and Science Fiction Grand Master Laureate Harlan Ellison, directed by Jonathan Frakes,... read more

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