Reid Scott Reid Scott

My Boys star Reid Scott has landed a recurring role on Showtime's The Big C, a show rep tells

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.

Cynthia Nixon to take on The Big C with four-episode arc

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.