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.
Diane Keaton and Ellen DeGeneres
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John Benjamin Hickey has landed a recurring role on Fox's The Mob Doctor, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
The Big C alum will play...
Off the Map's Mamie Gummer, The New Adventures of Old Christine's Hamish Linklater and Smash's Brian D'Arcy James will guest-star on The Big C this season, Showtime announced Friday.
Gummer and Linklater will play a young couple ...
Tammy Blanchard has landed a recurring role on The Big C, Deadline reports.
The actress will appear in three episodes as Giselle, a sexy, married and uninhibited Pilates instructor whose unconventional relationship ...
Art Velez and JJ Carrell
Where would TV be without The Simpsons? Thankfully, it will still be a while before we'll ever have to find out. With no end in sight, Fox's landmark animated hit celebrates "the most meaningless milestone of all!" — their words — with Sunday's 500th episode (8/7c), a remarkable run by anyone's measure. Even if you've been taking this show for granted the last few years, or possibly decade, you don't want to miss — though you might want to record — the dazzling opening sequence, a kaleidoscopic montage showing the Simpsons' evolution from no-def to Hi-Def, with more couch gags than the eye and brain can process.
Susan Sarandon is joining The Big C for the Showtime comedy's upcoming third season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Oscar winner, 65, will play Joy, a cancer survivor who is using her unique experience to inspire...
Victor Garber is heading to The Big C.
The Alias and Eli Stone actor, who currently co-stars on Web Therapy, will...
Parker Posey, Amy Sedaris
Parker Posey and Amy Sedaris, who play Eli Gold's ex-wife and work rival, respectively, will return to The Good Wife in a special sweeps episode that will bring back many of the legal drama's biggest guest stars, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Rita Wilson, Edward Herrmann, The Big C's John Benjamin Hickey, Renee Elise Goldsberry and Jack Carpenter will all reprise...