The Big C is bringing closure to cancer-stricken Cathy Jamison (Laura Linney) with a four-episode miniseries. Subtitled hereafter, even the opening credits have a nostalgic air, scrapbooking through Cathy’s journey through illness. Gone along with her tranquil opening swim in her home pool, the too-good-to-be-true serenity of season’s 3 Puerto Rican escape (when Cathy quite literally jumped ship to make a new life with a fisherman) is quickly overwritten. Like a rock plunking into the aforementioned pool and creating ripples, the sometimes jarring opener was fun to watch at times, though viewers’ pleasure is slightly diminished by the fact that we’ve spent three seasons sympathizing with the perspective under the water.
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Showtime’s The Big C is getting (a little) more life. The network has renewed the drama for a fourth short-order season. Showtime will wrap up the drama with four one-hour episodes.
That’s one of several interesting bits of news about Showtime’s programs coming out of the Television Critics Association’s semi-annual press tour in Beverly Hills on Monday.
The Big C stars Laura Linney as a suburban wife and mother with cancer. The show’s recent third season finale divided fans, with Linney’s character Cathy deciding to abandon her family. So this little pickup should come as welcome news to fans who were unsatisfied with that twist. “We would not be happy if this is the ending,” executive producer Elizabeth Bick recently said. “I think we owe our audience and ourselves the chance to see this through. We still have a lot more story to tell.”
As for some of Showtime’s other series: READ FULL STORY
When a couple becomes a throuple, there’s 33 percent more fun — and 100 percent more drama. Before Tammy Blanchard wraps up a theme-appropriate three-episode arc on The Big C tonight, the two-time Tony nominee chatted with EW about the inspiration behind her lusty character Giselle, what will become of her onscreen ménage à trois, and the strange sensation of having John Benjamin Hickey’s fingers in her mouth. READ FULL STORY
Showtime has ordered a third season of The Big C, a comedy starring Laura Linney as a suburban momma who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.
The next 10 episodes will go into production starting early next year for debut sometime in the early spring.
The second season ends on Sept. 26. It also stars Oliver Platt.
'The Good Wife,' 'White Collar,' 'Bones,' 'Franklin & Bash': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room
Spoilers are like apples, Roomies. Shake the tree, and you’ll get one to fall. And next week at the annual San Diego Comic-Con, the apples will fall like rain, so be prepared. Rather, help me prepare! Send your burning questions about any and all shows going to Comic-Con (and those that aren’t, if you’re so inclined), so I can come back with a basket of bounty to share with you all. We’ll make spoiler pie together! Also, this apple metaphor has gone on about five sentences too long. So I’m stopping now.
Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org (note the two “r”s) or Tweet them to me @EWSandraG.
Also, this week, the “side dishes” are the main course. (Clearly hungry right now… ) Enjoy!
Sandra, I’m betting you’ve already drooled over these pics of gun-wielding Joe Manganiello on the set of White Collar, right? What else can you tell me about his role (and how much heavage we’ll be seeing)? — Maggie READ FULL STORY
Vacation = over. But I’m not weeping. All it means is that I’m back at work and so are your favorite shows, which means you can expect a slow, but steady, leak of scoop for the return of many fall shows!
So enjoy this mix of scoop on summer faves and a few bits on the fall slate! If you have a specific scoop request, question, musing, nerdy thought, or even a follow-up scoop question, send an email to email@example.com or Tweet me @EWSandraG.
See you next week!!
‘HAVEN’ STAR EMILY ROSE: ‘FRAUDREY’ PLAYS BIG PART IN NEW SEASON READ FULL STORY
'Castle,' 'Parks and Recreation,' 'Detroit 1-8-7,' 'Justified': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room
Swanson I ate for breakfast. Frankly, it’s because TV shows are coming back from their breaks (a.k.a. the cold, dark months of TV hell), and there’s a lot to be pumped about.I feel all tingly inside, Roomies — and that’s not just my body responding to that
First up this week, we have Castle scoop, info on Detroit 1-8-7 (SAVE IT!), and what you can look forward to from Pawnee (besides a sunnier life in general) now that Parks is back. There’s also casting bit on Smallville, Chuck EP Chris Fedak responds to our cries for justice, Chris Colfer weighs in on Kurt’s return to New Directions, and much more. Eat up. Go ahead. Make a pig of yourself. All I ask is that you feed me your scoop requests in return. (E-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet them to me directly @EWSandraG.)
‘CASTLE’: PREPARE TO FAN YOURSELVES
It’s almost here, Castle fans (who have been begging me all week for dish on the show’s big Jan. 24th episode). Almost. Here. The smooch you’ve been waiting for. And I’m happy to say that the episode is completely worth the wait. But not so fast. Don’t start picking out china patterns for the pair just yet. While the kiss is, indeed, not a dream, you know that this is still Castle. This is still Beckett. And there’s still a very important case — the one of Beckett’s mom’s murder — being investigated. That’s all I can say. On that note, however, the kiss, in my opinion, isn’t even the best part of the episode. (You probably guessed that they wouldn’t put the best part of the episode in promos, right?) I’d say there are two better moments. The first comes before the smooch when Castle is talking with his mom about his most recent brush with death, and he admits to her (in his Nathan Fillion melt-me-into-goo voice) that his time with Beckett is “*** ****t *** ****s **y****.” And the other comes sometime after the roughly 13-second smooch. After the episode airs, be sure to check EW.com for my exclusive chat with Andrew Marlowe and Will Beall, who penned the episode. READ FULL STORY
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