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.
The Big C's creator and executive producer Darlene Hunt -- much like the series' heroine, Cathy Jamison (Laura Linney) -- isn't afraid to tell it like it is. Even when the truth hurts. "Honestly, I actually always envisioned it as...
Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter
Dexter's eighth season will be its last, Showtime officially announced Thursday.
As TVGuide.com first reported last summer, the Dexter producers had always planned for Season 8 to be the final season...
Sunday's Season 6 finale of Californication will find Hank Moody asking himself a very familiar question.
Although Hank (David Duchovny) has spent most of the season chasing after rocker groupie Faith (guest star Maggie Grace), Sunday's finale (10:30/9:30c, Showtime) finds him once again considering a future with his first love, Karen (Natascha McElhone)....
Ben Schwartz and Josh Lawson
On Showtime's House of Lies (Sundays, 10/9c), Clyde has always been the pod's comic relief. But can he step it up and be the top dog? Viewers are about to find out.
"You get to find the different shades of Clyde," actor-writer Ben Schwartz tells TVGuide.com of Sunday's episode. "Since the beginning, Clyde is someone who's after Marty's job. He recognizes that Marty is a friend of his, but I still think he would do anything he can to get to the next level, to get to be in the position that Marty's at. You see that he really is as cutthroat and is willing to sacrifice a lot."
Clyde's big power moves comes ...
My name is Sadie Gennis. And I love TV psychopaths.
I don't know what it is about them. Actually, that's a lie. I do know. It's because, as TLC oh-so wisely said, they're crazy, sexy, cool. Ok, so TLC might not have been speaking about psychopaths, but then again you never know. And really, it's not unheard of to love psychopaths. In fact, you've probably fancied yourself one or two over the years as well.
Showtime has drafted former Friday Night Lights star Kyle Chandler to star in its new drama pilot The Vatican, the cable network announced Friday.
The Emmy winner formerly known as Coach has taken the lead role as Cardinal Thomas Duffy, a charismatic yet...
Although it may seem like The Big C — which wraps its four-season run this spring — is coming to an early end, star and executive producer Laura Linney said her "biggest fear" was not getting a proper conclusion to the show at all.
"I feel really good about how we finish the story, all of us together," Linney told reporters at Showtime's winter TV previews Saturday. "Certainly, the lesson that I learn over and over and over again in anything creative is...