New Cancer TV Show Premieres on Showtime

by: cancercompass

Actress Laura Linney stars as Cathy Jamison in a new Showtime TV comedy series called The Big C.

In the first episode, which premieres August 16th, viewers learn that Linney's character has been recently diagnosed with stage IV melanoma. And, because she has always been described as the sensible one, she now wants to "let her freaks flag fly," according to the show's website.

"She's a woman who doesn't know who she is, and she has an opportunity to find out, so she takes it," Linney told USA Today. "More than trying to have a bucket list, she's trying to figure out who she wants to be."

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