Showtime Gives ‘The Big C’ a Final Abbreviated Season 4

By: Jethro Nededog / July 30, 2012

Yvonne on 'Dexter'
The actress is very into her new part on the Showtime series.
The Big C is about to meet its end. Showtime announced Monday at the TCA Press Tour in Beverly Hills that the series starring Laura Linney as a woman who tries to find the humor in her fight with cancer will end with one more abbreviated season.

“We are moving ahead with the conclusion of the The Big C,” Showtime President David Nevins told reporters about the series’ fourth and final season.

Additionally, instead of a traditional season run, Nevins said the series will conclude with four one-hour installments.

How will the series end?

“I would assume nothing about how it’s going to end,” the exec said. “It’s very important for a premium network to allow a show to plan its ending. They’ve got a very interesting and novel, and I think form-breaking way, to end.”

Linney won a Golden Globe and earned Emmy nomination for the part. The series also stars Oliver Platt, John Benjamin Hickey, Gabriel Basso and Gabourey Sidibe.

The announcement comes as Showtime undergoes what Nevins calls a “renewal and reinvention” as long-time running comedy Weeds is currently in its final season, Dexter has about two more years in it and new hits like Homeland are defining the network.

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