For Immediate Release"...fresh, funny and engaging..." - Entertainment Weekly's 'The Must List'
Starring Golden Globe Winner Laura Linney
THE BIG C:
THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON
Returns to DVD May 8th
Also Starring Oliver Platt, John Benjamin Hickey and Gabriel Basso
Guest Stars Alan Alda, Gabourey Sidibe, Cynthia Nixon and Hugh Dancy
Culver City, CA (February 27, 2011) - Laughter proves once again to be the best medicine when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases THE BIG C: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON
on DVD May 8th. The critically acclaimed Sony Pictures Television original series on Showtime stars Laura Linney, Golden Globe winner for her role as Cathy Jamison, a reserved suburban housewife who is diagnosed with stage four melanoma and opts to fight back through humor, sarcasm and some spontaneous choices along the way. THE BIG C
also stars Oliver Platt (Frost/Nixon
), John Benjamin Hickey (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
) and Gabriel Basso (TV's "The Middle"
). The second season's three-disc set will contain special features including deleted scenes and a gag reel.
THE BIG C: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON
gets the star treatment with special guests including Alan Alda (TV's "M*A*S*H"
), Academy Award nominee Gabourey Sidibe (Precious
), Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City
) and Hugh Dancy (Martha Marcy May Marlene
). THE BIG C
is created by Darlene Hunt (TV's "90210"
), who also serves as executive producer along with Jenny Bicks (TV's "Men in Trees"
), Laura Linney, Neal H. Moritz (I Am Legend
) and Vivian Cannon (TV's "Emily's Reasons Why Not"
). Mark Kunerth (TV's "Friends"
) and Michael Engler (TV's "Party of Five"
) are co-executive producers. The series is co-produced by Cara DiPaolo (TV's "Ugly Betty"
) and Melanie Marnich (TV's "Big Love"
SYNOPSIS: Laura Linney returns in her Golden Globe-winning role as Cathy Jamison in "The Big C."
Following the medical diagnosis that rocked her safe world, Cathy finally shares the news with her family and decides to pursue experimental treatment. She quickly bonds with her fellow patient, Lee (Hugh Dancy) but isn't so sure about her new doctor (Alan Alda). Co-starring Oliver Platt and guest-starring Gabourey Sidibe, Cynthia Nixon and Parker Posey, this inspirational and bravely funny second season celebrates a life worth fighting for.
DVD Special Features Include:
BROADCAST YEAR: 2011 SHOWTIME. THE BIG C: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON
has a run time of approximately 365 minutes and is not rated. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com. "Golden Globe" is the registered trademark of the HFPA. "Academy Award" is the trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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