Showtime Is Ending ‘The Big C’

by | July 30, 2012 at 4:12 PM | Fall TV Preview 2012, The Big C

Laura Linney of 'The Big C' (Photo: Showtime)

Showtime is ending the Laura Linney series “The Big C,” Showtime president David Nevins announced Monday at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Beverly Hills.

The cable network will be giving “The Big C” a final send-off with four special episodes. Calling the dark comedy “unique in premise and tone from its inception,” the Showtime exec did not reveal when that last abbreviated season will air.

Viewers may be quick to assume that the show will end with the death of Linney’s character Cathy Jamison, who has terminal, Stage Four melanoma.

But Nevins says, “I wouldn’t assume anything as to how it’s going to end. We’ve been having a lot of creative conversations about how to end it and to do it in the right way.”

He adds that producers have found a “novel and form-breaking way to bring conclusion to Kathy’s story” that will “make for an interesting season.”

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As previously announced, this will also be the final season of “Weeds,” which is ending after eight seasons. The series finale will air on Sept. 16.

“I think it’s beautiful,” star Mary-Louise Parker told TV reporters Monday of the final “Weeds” script. “I cried when I read it.”

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Nevins also commented on the fate of Matt LeBlanc‘s “Episodes” — “We’re working out the details right now, but I expect it to come back,” he said, of the sitcom’s chances for a third season.