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TV Junkie: We Talk With Stars of Showtime's 'The Big C'

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It's been an eventful season for Showtime's critically acclaimed "The Big C", the "comedy" series about how a woman, Cathy Jamison, deals with her diagnosis of stage 4 melanoma. Jamison, a teacher played by executive producer Laura Linney, goes through a major attitude adjustment without letting on about her condition to friends and family until very late in the season: she goes out to dinner and orders cocktails and desserts, she dumps her husband (played by the incredible Oliver Platt), and gets in the face of one of her students, Andrea Jackson, played by Gabourey Sidibe, determined to affect changes on her lifestyle (or not?).

As the season winds down, Showtime brought the series to the Paley Center for Media's New York location last week for some screenings and a Q&A session with fans - the kind of intimacy that abounds at these insightful celebrations that the Paley Center is renowned for. Before the session started we grabbed a few minutes with series stars: Laura Linney, Gabourey Sidibe, John Benjamin Hickey, and series executive producer Jenny Bicks. Please watch the above video.

"The Big C" airs on Monday's (tonight) at 10:30pm on Showtime - the series will be back for another season next year.

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Stars of Showtime's "The Big C" at the Paley Center for Media in New York City, Monday, November 1, 2010: Laura Linney, Phyllis Somerville, Gabourey Sidibe, John Benjamin Hickey, and Cynthia Nixon [Photo by Thomas Attila Lewis]