The Big C Gets One Final Season

Laura Linney as Cathy in The Big C (Season 3, episode 1) Photo: David M. Russell/Showtime

The Big C will end after a fourth four-episode season, Showtime announced today. Laura Linney's cancer dramedy — not actually that funny, though often pretty good — took something of a numbers hit when it switched from Mondays to Sundays this season, but it's also more or less run its course. Creator Darlene Hunt has long said that each season of the show covers a season of a year, which means it'll be springtime for Cathy, et al. For four measly episodes, at least.