The Big C

television series

The Big C is an American comedy-drama television program by Darlene Hunt. It began on August 16, 2010 and is shown on Showtime. It ended on May 20, 2013. The show is set in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It stars Laura Linney as Cathy Jamison, a suburban teacher who is diagnosed with melanoma. Her husband Paul Jamison is played by Oliver Platt. Their teenage son Adam Jamison is played by Gabriel Basso. Her brother Sean Tolke, who is bipolar, is played by John Benjamin Hickey.

The Big C
Created byDarlene Hunt
StarringLaura Linney
Oliver Platt
John Benjamin Hickey
Gabriel Basso
Gabourey Sidibe
Phyllis Somerville
Opening theme"Game Called Life"
by Leftover Cuties
ComposersMarcelo Zarvos
Jesse Voccia
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes40
Executive producersDarlene Hunt
Laura Linney
Jenny Bicks
Neal H. Moritz
Vivian Cannon
Mark J. Kunerth
Michael Engler
ProducersCara DiPaolo
Lou Fusaro (pilot only)
Melanie Marnich
Production locationsMinneapolis, Minnesota (setting)
Stamford, Connecticut (actual filming location)
Running time36 27-minute episodes (season 1-3) and 4 1-hour episodes (season 4)
Production companiesPerkins Street Productions
Farm Kid Films
Original Film
Sony Pictures Television
Showtime Networks
Original release
ReleaseAugust 16, 2010 (2010-08-16) –
May 20, 2013 (2013-05-20)

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