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The Big C (Showtime)
Premieres: Sunday, April 8 at 9:30/8:30c
Where We Left Off: After befriending and losing fellow cancer patient Lee (guest star Hugh Dancy), Cathy ran a marathon in his memory, but got a huge shocker at the finish line. She saw all her friends and family cheering her on, but Adam informed her that Paul was not there. Paul, after losing his job and turning to cocaine, had actually suffered a heart attack elsewhere and is possibly dead. Meanwhile, Sean tried to pick up the pieces after Rebecca left him following her miscarriage.
What's Next: Does Paul live or die? Producers aren't telling, but Oliver Platt will be in the third season no matter what. The premiere will take place three weeks after Paul's heart attack and will find Cathy trying to find an escape from the situation. Adam, on the other hand, will cope by turning to religion. This season's guest stars include Victor Garber as a foil for Sean, Allison Janney as a Hollywood producer who wants to purchase the rights to Cathy and Paul's story, and Susan Sarandon as a cancer survivor named Joy who definitely lives up to her name. Using her experience to inspire others, Joy will make Cathy question whether she's done enough with hers.