Watch: Showtime streams the premiere of 'The Big C'
Laura Linney, Oliver Platt and Gabourey Sidibe star in the cancer comedy
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Following the premium cable network's familiar M.O., Showtime has opted to make the premiere available online several weeks earlier.
"The Big C" stars Laura Linney as a woman who greets a diagnosis of terminal cancer with unexpected humor and self-reevaluation. The series also features Oliver Platt and Gabourey Sidibe.
Check out the full pilot (or, rather, an edited version of the full pilot) above: