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The Big C renewed for fourth and final season

The Big C: Season 1

Story by Jack Foley

LAURA Linney’s cancer drama The Big C has been renewed for a fourth and final season.

Showtime has also changed the half-hour dramedy’s format to one hour shows, meaning that upon its return the number of episodes will be reduced to just the final four.

Speaking at the Television Critics’ Association’s summer press tour, Showtime Entertainment president David Nevins told reporters: “From its inception, the show has been unique, and we’ve found a creative way to bring conclusion to Cathy’s story.

“It’s very important with a premium network that shows be able to plan their end and do it the right way. We have a contract with our audience. The show begain in the summer, Seasons 2 and 3 were spring and winter and they’ve got a very interesting and novel and form-breaking way to handle where the show is going.”

The Big C, which also stars Oliver Platt, Gabriel Basso, John Benjamin Hickey and Gabourey Sidibe, is the second Showtime comedy to announce that it’s being wrapped up.

Weeds will also come to an end after its current eighth season.

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