The Big C Episode Preview: Welcome, Alan Alda!

The Big C returned with a solid season two premiere this week. And should only get better from here, as Alan Alda debuts next Monday night as Dr. Sherman. Yes, Cathy finally gets an appointment with him. But, no, she does not make his clinical trial list. Elsewhere, Sean takes on a take-charge attitude around the house, while Adam uses his mother's medical situation to his advantage at school. Check out the official Showtime trailer now:

The Big C - Paging Alan Alda!

The  M*A*S*H  veteran guest stars in the new season of Showtime's cancer dramedy as Dr. Atticus Sherman, a renowned oncologist whom Cathy (Laura Linney) consults for a second opinion. Like any good doctor, he makes us wait: He doesn't even show up in the Season 2 opener. But as soon as he arrives in next week's episode, you feel like Cathy's in good hands — he's Hawkeye Pierce, after all! — and so is the show. It turns out that in addition to running a promising clinical trial with Stage 4 patients, Dr. Sherman also works as an amateur magician. He'll need to pull a proverbial rabbit out of his hat to save Cathy, but watching Alda work his magic is just what the doctor ordered. Read More...

Cathy Decides to Make Her Own Doctor's Appointment on 'The Big C' (VIDEO)

Sometimes all it takes is a little patience. But when you're living with cancer, and you're trying to get an appointment with a specialist, that can be in short supply. So short was Cathy's supply on the season premiere of 'The Big C' (Mon., 10:30PM ET on Showtime) that she went down to the doctor's office without one to demand she be seen. What followed was probably one of the more embarrassing moments we could imagine for someone on a righteous crusade. After getting stonewalled at reception, Cathy turned to those in the waiting room. "Congratulations on getting an appointment with Dr. Sherman," she told them. "Apparently one of the hottest tickets in town. So if any of you and maybe Stages 1-3 would considering letting me go first, that--"

THE BIG C “Losing Patients” Season 2 Episode Premiere - Preview

Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the season premiere episode of  THE BIG C  “Losing Patients” Season 2  Episode 1 airing Monday June 27 at 10:30pm on Showtime. Episode Synopsis : The Big C “Losing Patients” Season 7 Episode 1 – In the Season 2 premiere, Cathy seeks a second opinion, causing a strain on her relationship  with Dr. Todd; Sean learns about his sister’s cancer  while adjusting to life with a pregnant Rebecca ; Adam sees a therapist against his will. Read More...

Interview: "The Big C" Executive Producer Jenny Bicks

Last year at this time, it was unclear whether a new show primarily focusing on a woman diagnosed with cancer would be a ratings success or too much of a downer to keep the interest of viewers. Thankfully, with TV vets like Jenny Bicks ("Sex and the City") and Darlene Hunt ("Will & Grace") at the helm and actors like Laura Linney, Oliver Platt and John Benjamin Hickey in the primary roles, Showtime's "The Big C" proved any naysayers wrong. In fact, Linney's Golden Globe win earlier this year proved that there was much to love about a series that has successfully found humor in a very dark subject. Read More...

VIDEO: The Big C's Adam Acts Out in Anger and Frustration in Season 2

For The Big C 's Adam, Season 2 is about dealing with his mom's cancer — and acting out. "He's branching out looking for compassion from other people," Gabriel Basso tells "He's not looking to his family for it." When the season wrapped up, Adam finally learned that his mom, played by Laura Linney, was fighting cancer. When the Showtime series returns on Monday (10:30/9:30c), Adam will begin to deal with possibility of death from a therapist his parents force on him.

THE BIG C Season 2 Premiere Clip

Check out a clip from the Season 2 premiere of  THE BIG C  which premieres on Monday, June 27, at 10:30pm on Showtime. Synopsis:  It’s fall on  THE BIG C  season 2 and Cathy has become an all-out warrior in her  Stage 4 melanoma fight and Paul (Oliver Platt) has stepped up to become her “cancierge.” A new oncologist (special guest appearance  by Alan Alda) is on the case with some, experimental treatments that might buy her some time since son Adam (Gabriel Basso), who is also progressing into a bigger brat to cope with his mother’s illness, could still use some fine tuning. He’s put in his place a bit by Andrea (special guest star Gabourey Sidibe), who is now growing  even closer to the Jamisons. And although Cathy’s brother Sean (John Benjamin Hickey) is angry at his sister for hiding her condition, he’s finding a sliver of hope in the future now that his girlfriend Rebecca  (special guest star Cynthia Nixon) is pregnant. Read More...