Articles for The Big C Season 1

Showtime has seemingly found the perfect accompaniment to Weeds and a potentially good rival for AMC‘s Breaking Bad. The Big C, created by Darlene Hunt, is a series about a suburban wife who attempts to find humor and "the light side of a dark situation" after being diagnosed with cancer. Read more »
After gracing the big screen with the summer blockbuster film Sex and the City 2 in which she plays Miranda Hobbes, Cynthia Nixon joins the cast of the dark comedy series The Big C, which premieres on August 16 at 10:30pm on Showtime, right after the sixth season premiere of Weeds. The network released the casting announcement today, adding that the Emmy Award winning actress will be appearing in at least four episodes of the series.  Read more »
Liam Neeson is many things. In Taken, he was scary (in that good "I‘ll kill you for selling my daughter to the sex slave trade" kind of way.) In Clash of the Titans, he was a Greek god. In Michael Collins he was...Michael Collins. Read more »
Want to watch the premiere of new Showtime series The Big C, starring the Academy Award-nominated Laura Linney and Academy Award winner Gabourey Sidibe? Right now--before it premieres on Aug. 16? And without a subscription to Showtime?You‘re in luck! Close your office door or just turn the screen so your cubicle mate can‘t see, put on those headphones and tune in now for the first full episode. Here‘s the quick synopsis from the network:"Cathy has always been conservative and structured--the perfect suburban wife and mother. Receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis becomes not only a challenge, but a catalyst for change. Cathy is tired of being ‘the sensible one‘--now she wants to let her freak flag fly. For the first time in her life, she is going to make choices that suit her needs. Who says you can‘t eat dessert as an appetizer? Time is precious, and Cathy is grabbing life by the balls ..."This series has brilliance written all over it.  Read more »
It‘s Showtime for The Big C and Weeds One of this year‘s best new shows, The Big C, has been given a second season. The series, currently in its first season, stars Laura Linney as a middle aged woman who discovers she has terminal cancer. The show could have been a huge downer given the subject matter, but Linney delivers such a magnificent performance that will surely make her a front runner come Emmy season. Because of the nature of the show, each season of the series will be a season of time. Since its summer in the first season, the second season will take place in the fall. If you are not watching this show stop what you are doing and schedule some time in front of the tube.It looks like Showtime is sticking with the formula that has yet to fail: Dark TV dramadies (man I hate that word) led by eccentric, magnetic women. The network has also renewed its flagship pot comedy, Weeds, for a seventh season. Nancy Botwin is going to be slinging for another year. After a rocky fifth season, Weeds has been working hard to get its mojo back in the current sixth season. [Zap2it]  Read more »
If you aren‘t watching Showtime‘s original series, The Big C, you really are missing out. The series about a suburban Minneapolis woman with a secret, is one of the best new shows of the year. The secret Cathy, played to perfection by Laura Linney, is keeping from everyone, is that has terminal skin cancer and not much longer to live. Cathy decides to break out of her shell and live life on the edge without telling any of her loved ones about her serious situation. I guess you could say it‘s like a funnier, more believable version of Breaking Bad (without the meth of course). Read more »
Ah, Thanksgiving. The time of year when we gather together to stuff ourselves -- and a turkey -- silly and slip into tryptophan-induced comas with our pants unbuttoned. Oh yeah, and give thanks! Well, having gorged on television all year long, we here at BuddyTV would like to express our gratitude for the things we‘re most thankful for this year on TV.So heat up some cider, pause the DVR and dig into what our writers are thanking their lucky TV stars for:  Read more »
This morning the Golden Glode Award nominations were announced, and the TV side featured some truly outrageous nominations. While shows like Glee and 30 Rock picked up many expected nominations, who could‘ve seen someone like Scott Caan getting nominated for Hawaii Five-0? Or Piper Perabo for USA‘s Covert Affairs?The Golden Globes also gave love to new shows like Boardwalk Empire, The Walking Dead and The Big C. Read more »
The 2011 Golden Globe Awards air this Sunday at 8pm ET (5pm PT), and will be hosted once again by the incredibly funny Ricky Gervais. Last year saw a diverse pool of winners with Glee taking home the Best Comedy award while Mad Men won for the third year in a row in Drama.  Read more »
It was a big night for Glee as members of the foreign press kicked off awards season with the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles.The Fox musical series was named Best TV Series - Comedy or Musical for a second year in a row, with Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch taking home Best Supporting Actor and Actress, respectively. HBO‘s Prohibition-era drama Boardwalk Empire was named Best TV Series - Drama, with Steve Buscemi named Best Actor - Drama. Katey Sagal was finally recognized as Best Actress - Drama for her work in FX‘s Sons of Anarchy, while Jim Parsons and Laura Linney were similarly feted.The Facebook drama The Social Network emerged as the big winner on the film front, winning four awards, including Best Motion Picture - Drama and honors for director David Fincher and writer Aaron Sorkin. The quirky comedy The Kids Are All Right went home with two awards, including Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical. Natalie Portman was named Best Actress - Drama for Black Swan, while The Fighter‘s Christian Bale and Melissa Leo took nods for Best Supporting Actor and Actress.The nominees for this year‘s major awards are listed below, with the winners in bold. The full list of winners can be found here. Read more »