My Boys star Reid Scott has landed a recurring role on Showtime's The Big C, a show rep tells TVGuide.com.
The 32-year-old actor will play Dr. Todd, the oncologist of Laura Linney's character, Cathy. Todd's intelligent and well-trained but lacks experience.
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The Big C
follows Cathy, a schoolteacher and suburban mother who tries to rebuild her life after her cancer diagnosis.Since Scott's role is recurring, it won't conflict with his contract with TBS, which has still not decided whether to renew My Boys
for a fifth season (Season 4 premieres July 25). Scott's My Boys
co-stars Jordana Spiro
and Kyle Howard
recently exited their new NBC series — Love Bites
and Perfect Couples
, respectively — because they were still under contract with the cable network.The Wire star Idris Elba joins The Big C
Deadline first reported Scott's casting.
The Big C premieres Aug. 16 at 10:30/9:30c.