Showtime Cancels ‘The Big C’

Showtime has announced that THE BIG C will finish its run in 2013 with 4 x 1 hour episodes to wind out the series. Stuart Levine @ Variety reports:

At the pay cabler’s Television Critics Assn. session Monday, president David Nevins said the Laura Linney series will end with four one-hour episodes in 2013. As for why the show was reaching a conclusion, Nevins said, “There was a finite period for that character.”

Nevins said that while the majority of “The Big C” cast would likely return for the final four episodes, there would be changes. Series, from Sony Pictures Television, is exec produced by Linney, Darlene Hunt, Jenny Bicks, Mark Kunerth, Michael Engler, Vivian Cannon and Neal H. Moritz.

Nevins added that the show’s shift to an hourlong format “has to do with the creative and how they want to tell the story. It’s still a little fluid because we haven’t started writing yet.”