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Najimy, Mizrahi to Help Linney Conclude Showtime's 'The Big C'

Actress, Fashion Icon Key Parts of Storyline for 'The Big C: Hereafter' 11/08/2012 10:13 AM Eastern

Kathy Najimy and fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi will help Lara Linney and Showtime conclude The Big C.

As was announced at last summer's TCA press tour, The Big C will follow its third campaign by wrapping up with four one-hour installments.The premium network did not announce the scheduling for the limited series run.

Starring Linney in her Golden Globe Award-winning and Emmy-nominated role as Cathy Jamison, a suburban wife, mother, and teacher dealing with a terminal cancer diagnosis,The Big C: hereafter will also feature series regulars Oliver Platt, John Benjamin Hickey, Gabriel Basso and Gabourey Sidibe.  

Najimy (Sister Act, King of the Hill, Numb3rs) will appear in all four episodes as Cathy's (Linney) no-nonsense therapist who will help her deal with the challenges she faces. Mizrah will be in several episodes, playing a fashion mentor to Andrea (Sidibe), who will start design school.

“It has been a true joy watching someone as gifted as Laura Linney take Cathy Jamison on her journey these past three seasons,” said David Nevins, president of entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc., in a statement. “We wanted to take particular care to honor the fans of the show with a compelling and memorable conclusion.  We thank Laura, Jenny Bicks, Darlene Hunt, and The Big C’s gifted ensemble of actors, producers and crew for the remarkable work they have created.”

The Big C succeeded in exploring one woman’s journey through cancer in a complex, thought-provoking and darkly comedic way and we’re pleased that the story will have a dramatic conclusion with these final episodes,“ noted Jamie Erlicht,president, U.S. programming and production, Sony Pictures Television. “We’re proud of the awards and accolades The Big C has received over the years and we congratulate these accomplishments by the producers, writers, crew and the extraordinary cast.”

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