showtime-renews-cancels-the-big-c-second-seasonWe are reviewing all the cancelled shows and renewed shows of the season.

And this one is not only great news, but also a very good practice by Showtime.

Showtime renews The Big C for a second season, after only airing four episodes.

On the heels of record-breaking premiere night ratings for the original series, SHOWTIME has picked up second season of its hit comedy The Big C. Season 2 of The Big C (from Sony Pictures Television) will premiere on the network in 2011.

The Big C, a show about cancer, took the country by storm last month as more than 6.5 million people viewed the premiere episode across various platforms, making it the network’s highest-rated original series premiere in 8 years.

Hailed by critics, including a four-star rave from People magazine, The Big C stars three-time Academy Award nominee, three-time Emmy winner and three-time Tony Award nominee Laura Linney (who the Boston Globe contends “…earns THE BIG C a big ‘A’…”) as Cathy Jamison, a reserved, suburban wife/mother/teacher whose terminal cancer diagnosis forces her to shake up her life and find hope, humor and the light side of a dark situation. The series also stars Oliver Platt (Huff, Frost/Nixon) stars as her immature but well-meaning husband, John Benjamin Hickey (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Phyllis Somerville (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and Gabriel Basso (Alabama Moon). Season one special guest stars include Gabourey Sidibe (Oscar nominee for Precious) as a precocious student and Idris Elba (Luther) as a love interest for Cathy.

Additional guest stars include Reid Scott (My Boys) as her oncologist, Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) as a flaky, long-lost friend, Brian Cox (X2) as her emotionally distant father, and Liam Neeson as “Bee Man,” an eccentric character who Cathy consults for a possible treatment for her terminal cancer. The Big C is created by Darlene Hunt, who serves as executive producer, along with Jenny Bicks, Linney, Vivian Cannon and Neal H. Moritz.  It is produced by Sony Pictures Television.

So, if you read all these, of course it´s a no brainer to renew The Big C for a second season! Good move by Showtime, who, let´s all remember hosts some of the finest TV Shows nowadays, including Dexter, Californication and Weeds.

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