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Alan Alda and Laura Linney on 'The Big C'

The Big C

Apr 29, 2013 08:00 PM

TV Network - Showtime

For its final, limited run, season, "The Big C" is going to give us four hour-long episodes as opposed to 10 or 13 half-hour affairs as we've gotten in the past.  What does that mean?  Well, in short, fewer episodes and fewer minutes of show than we've gotten in the past, but perhaps not quite as few minutes as you might otherwise suspect.  As is Showtime's usual MO for series, we're getting one episode a week until there are no more... which in this case means that the series ends on May 20th.

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    The Big C

    May 20, 2013

    TV Network - Showtime

    We told you when this mini-season began that it was going to be merely a mini-season and that you should get in on it whilst the getting in on it was good.  And now, guess what, the mini-season is ending tonight.  This is it, the final episode of "The Big C," an episode that is so final they have called it 'The Finale,' and we simply don't know what's more final than that episode title-wise.  Well, except for an episode entitled 'All Good Things...' that would be a pretty great final episode for a television series, wouldn't it?  Yeah, if we were making a sci-fi show, we'd do that.  But, that's a little far afield.  "The Big C," it all ends tonight.

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    The Big C

    May 07, 2013

    Cathy upsets Paul when she decides to sign him up for an online dating service in order to help him move on in life; Andrea fails to impress her instructor with any of her works; Sean feels inspired to do charitable work; Adam makes a business deal.

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    The Big C

    May 07, 2013

    Cathy upsets Paul when she decides to sign him up for an online dating service in order to help him move on in life; Andrea fails to impress her instructor with any of her works; Sean feels inspired to do charitable work; Adam makes a business deal.

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    The Big C

    Apr 29, 2013

    TV Network - Showtime

    For its final, limited run, season, "The Big C" is going to give us four hour-long episodes as opposed to 10 or 13 half-hour affairs as we've gotten in the past.  What does that mean?  Well, in short, fewer episodes and fewer minutes of show than we've gotten in the past, but perhaps not quite as few minutes as you might otherwise suspect.  As is Showtime's usual MO for series, we're getting one episode a week until there are no more... which in this case means that the series ends on May 20th.

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    The Big C

    Apr 08, 2012

    TV Network - Showtime

    The second of Showtime's three big season premieres tonight, "The Big C" features Laura Linney, Gabourey Sidibe, Oliver Platt, Gabriel Basso, and John Benjamin Hickey.  Last season ended with something of a cliffhanger and a truly emotional moment.  We don't want to ruin it for anyone who hasn't seen it yet, but we're just dying to find out how Cathy's family deals with the situation which, really, is pretty tough.  There is, potentially, quite a lot that could happen tonight.  And, just for good measure, Alan Alda puts in an appearance this week as well.

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    The Big C

    Jun 27, 2011

    TV Network - Showtime

    As we have been informed by the press release, Laura Linney's character will be moving from denial to anger on the grief cycle this season.  As we have almost certainly incorrectly extrapolated from that statement, this show is about to turn into nothing less than a no holds barred steel cage deathmatch with Laura Linney in one corner and anyone who dares step into the ring with her in the other.  More accurately it means that we'll get to see her character fighting back in season two which begins tonight.


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    The Big C

    Nov 15, 2010

    TV Network - Showtime

    We tend to think that if you've bothered to turn on "The Big C" this season you've learned a little something about life, a little something about love, and a little something about true happiness.  Honestly, you've also learned a little something about acting as well.  It is actually quite possible that when Emmy time rolls around they may want to consider throwing this show down as an educational one.  It's far more deserving of that argument than "Weeds" and people out there probably think of that as being relatively educational (but those folks have no short term memory to help them keep track of what they've learned).

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