A provocative new SHOWTIME half-hour series about a woman diagnosed with cancer. The series delves into the emotional ups and downs of a suburban wife and mother forced to face reality yet also find the light side in a dark situation. A metaphor for the way we all should live, yet rarely do, this is a journey about how to seize the day.
Last Episode04x04 The Finale Aired: May. 20, 2013
Adam surprises everyone when he fulfils one of Cathy's wishes. Cathy's estranged Dad visits her. Andrea gets the opportunity of a lifetime. Sean …
Series Fun Facts
- Sean was originally a 26-year old, but Laura Linney offered the role to John Benjamin Hickey and the character was rewritten as the slightly older brother.
- The title of this show was originally "The C-Word," and some promotional materials were made using this title. But while a guest on "The Daily Show," Laura Linney told Jon Stewart that the…
[show]The title of this show was originally "The C-Word," and some promotional materials were made using this title. But while a guest on "The Daily Show," Laura Linney told Jon Stewart that the title was changed from "The C-Word" to "The Big C" to avoid confusion with The L Word, which had also aired on Showtime.
- Bill Condon (director of the pilot) and Laura Linney have been friends and have worked together for years.