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post #31 of 45 Old 03-26-2012, 10:04 PM
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Showtime Offering 'The Big C,' 'Borgias,' Nurse Jackie' Season Premieres Early Online (Video)
By Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter's 'Live Feed' Blog - Mar. 26, 2012

Showtime is continuing to provide early sampling for its original scripted programming.

The premium cable network on Monday announced it is offering early previews for returning efforts The Big C, Nurse Jackie and The Borgias, nearly two weeks before the series are slated to return.

The effort marks the latest early sampling for returning shows (The Tudors was the last to get the early push) and continues the network's history of offering early looks at its original scripted programming and comes after the premium cable net offered previews of both of its freshman series House of Lies and Homeland.

In addition to streaming on YouTube, the premieres are also available on Showtime Anytime, iTunes as well as its mobile application for iPhone, iPod Touch and Android smartphones and tablets.

Season 2 of Neil Jordan's Jeremy Irons period drama The Borgias, Season 3 of its Laura Linney cancer dramedy and Season 4 of its Edie Falco drug addiction dramedy are slated to premiere on Sunday, April 8 on Showtime.

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I watched the final 2 episodes of this show to catch up. Wow... what a way to end on a downer... I'm still recovering...

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I guess everyone doesn't really care about this show? It was ok. I get the feeling it's gonna be the "Spaz Family" all season.

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I dunno how I feel about this show these days. I think Adam is still the front runner in being annoying.

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Definitely taken a very wide turn from season 1, not sure I really care for it so far.
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I think Big C's purpose this season is to lose it's viewers...

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I'd have to agree with the above. Although the latest ep was a little better.
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Add me to the list of losing interest. I'm not crazy about the adoption story. Seems to me that when an established show brings a new baby into it, it often loses its...creativity/direction.
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I think Big C's purpose this season is to lose it's viewers...

In that case they're doing a great job.
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Did.. they get new writers or something!?! I finally saw last weeks and the whole episode was @$ING HILARIOUS! Lol.

That wasn't the finale either, wow.

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Taken from the HOTP thread at the top of the "HDTV Programming" forum

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Role as cancer patient weighed heavily on Laura Linney in ‘The Big C’
By David Hinckley, New York Daily New - Apr. 24, 2013

After four years playing a woman with terminal cancer, Laura Linney went home and stayed in bed for two weeks.

“I’m still in angst” about the role, Linney told television critics recently. “I’m greatly relieved and I’m nostalgic already. I still think about it every day.”

Starting Monday at 10 p.m., television viewers can share the experience. That’s when Showtime kicks off “The Big C: Hereafter,” a four-episode finale to the story of Linney’s Cathy Jamison, a schoolteacher who parlays her melanoma diagnosis into an accelerated bucket list.

She has tried to do and say all the things she put off, sometimes delighting family and friends and sometimes confounding them with her quirky whims and graveyard humor.

She tells her son Adam (Gabriel Presso) that he’ll fail chemistry over her dead body, “and I’m in a unique position to make good on that threat.”

As the final four episodes begin, Cathy’s days clearly are dwindling down to a precious few.

Executive producer Jenny Bicks admonishes viewers, however, not to assume that “The Big C” is on an inexorable march to a death scene.

It’s bigger than that.

“It’s that very Buddhist concept that we’ve explored on the show in the past,” says Bicks. “It’s not necessarily about, ‘Oh, Cathy’s going to die at the end of the first episode and be a ghost.’ It’s really about the fact that we’re both here now and we’ll all be dead at some point.”

Have a nice day!

Linney, too, says the show has never been about Cathy’s death.

“The script came to me during a period where I was really in an existential swirl about time,” Linney said, “and how we use our time and the choices we make about our time, what is worth our time, and about the privilege of aging.”

All that said, Bicks and Linney say the show will not suddenly cut to black or drift into an amorphous fadeout.

“We had a lot of discussions about what we wanted for these last episodes,” says Bicks. “We didn’t want to shortchange it. We knew we wanted an ending.”

“We had all sorts of ideas about what could and could not happen,” said Linney. “We had all sorts of fun. Like, she would go off to an island. She was going to start a dancing school.”

In the end, she admitted “my greatest fear” was that the story would not be allowed to finish.

“You can’t dangle a show set within the context of cancer and time and a life and then not be responsible for the end of that narrative, whatever it might be.”

Physically, Linney in these final episodes looks gaunt, bearing little resemblance to the cheerful lady who introduces “Downton Abbey.”

Still, she says the impact of playing Cathy has been more mental than physical.

“At the end of the day I could wash [the makeup] off,” she says, “ which a lot of people can’t.

“The reality is I’m a very healthy person who has the privilege of being an actress who can hopefully tell a story that other people can relate to.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/linney-faces-big-article-1.1325151
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The show title changed to "The Big C: Hereafter" so DVR users will need to adjust accordingly.
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I think I'd like to have this show die before Cathy does... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Talk about stripping out all of what's good about it and make it depressing...

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The show title changed to "The Big C: Hereafter" so DVR users will need to adjust accordingly.

Thanks for the posting. Not sure if I should change the thread title. I think it's good how it is.
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I think I'd like to have this show die before Cathy does... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Talk about stripping out all of what's good about it and make it depressing...
Haven't seen it yet, but that's what I said when my wife asked me to tape it. I was ok with the way it already had ended, I don't really need all the depressing stuff, not like we don't know how it's going to turn out.
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