Nellie Andreeva

Showtime has tweaked the title of its cancer comedy The Big C as it heads to its final installment of four hourlong episodes. Titled The Big C: hereafter, the final season is branded as “a four-part limited event series,” indicating that Showtime likely plans to submit it in the movie/mini-series categories the way FX does with American Horror Story.

The Big C: hereafter stars Laura Linney, Oliver Platt, John Benjamin Hickey, Gabriel Basso and Gabourey Sidibe. Joining the cast are Kathy Najimy and designer Isaac Mizrahi. Najimy will appear in all four episodes as Cathy’s (Linney) no-nonsense therapist who will help her deal with the challenges she faces. Mizrahi, who will appear in several episodes as himself, will play a fashion mentor to Andrea (Sidibe), who will start design school. The Big C was created by Darlene Hunt, who executive produces alongside showrunner Jenny Bicks. Sony TV is producing.

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