'The Big C' Season 2 welcomes Alan Alda

cancer-alda.jpgShowtime's "The Big C" returns to our screens on June 27 at 10:30 p.m., immediately after the "Weeds" Season premiere -- and we can't wait. The cancer comedy (yes, cancer comedy) became one of our favorite breakouts of last season and we're itching to find out what happens to Cathy ( Laura Linney) after her treatments failed and she decided to take the chemo plunge and "go out ugly."

Enter beloved actor Alan Alda. The Five-time Emmy Award winner will join "The Big C," which films in Connecticut, for one episode in Season 2. He played an army hospital doctor for 11 years on "M*A*S*H" and now, he's scrubbing in again as Dr. Atticus Sherman, an oncologist Cathy consults.

According to the Showtime press release, "This season, Cathy progresses from Denial to Anger on the grief cycle and will become an all-out warrior in the fight against her Stage 4 melanoma." We're dying (not funny) to see how it all turns out.
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