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Air Date: August 16th, 2010

Network: Showtime

Series Summary
After a diagnosis of terminal cancer, a suburban wife and mother strives to seize the day.

Rating: TVMA

Genres: Comedy drama


  • Season 3 - Episode 10 : Fly Away Jun 17, 2012

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    Cathy spends time with a stranger; Paul receives attention from a tourist; Sean is guilt-ridden.

  • Season 3 - Episode 9 Jun 10, 2012

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    Cathy trains for a scuba dive; Paul has to keep it together for a speaking engagement; Sean decides to take a break from dating.

  • Season 3 - Episode 8 : Killjoy Jun 3, 2012

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    Cathy pays back Maxine and Dave; Sean discovers good and bad aspects to his relationships with Tim and Giselle; Paul learns something about Cathy.

  • Season 3 - Episode 7 : How Bazaar May 20, 2012

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    Cathy and Adam are too generous; Joy urges Paul to go after an endorsement deal; Sean brings his friends to a charity auction.

  • Season 3 - Episode 6 : Life Rights May 13, 2012

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    Cathy and Paul get an offer from Joy's famous friend; Sean befriends a phone-sex customer; Adam asserts his independence.

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  • Season 3 opener backslides a bit into tired first-season silliness when Andrea (Gabourey Sidibe) returns from Ghana with a new African name, Ababuo. But things improve when Cathy's slacker brother, Sean (John Benjamin Hickey), steps up as "guardian buddy" to Adam (Gabriel Basso) in the event that he ends up parentless. Show More

  • Much of The Big C's unoriginal dramatization of cancer concerns is mitigated by the fresh, dynamic performances of Linney and Oliver Platt as husband Adam. [1 Jul 2011, p.67] Show More

  • Chronicling Cathy's journey, executive producers Darlene Hunt and Jenny Bicks (a cancer survivor) have so far taken her from denial to rage to bargaining and depression. Onward to acceptance, and to a satisfying conclusion. Show More

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Nominated Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy