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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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  • The show is cluttered with cutesy sidekicks, including Gabourey Sidibe as a student and John Benjamin Hickey as Cathy's homeless brother. But Linney's a big deal. [30 Aug 2010, p.37] Show More

  • Linney and company are masterful (Basso is a revelation); the final episode's writing is solid. 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

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Nominated Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy