The First Episode Of ‘The Big C’ Is Here!

Showtime’s new series starring Laura Linney and Oliver Platt, The Big C, premieres on August 16th, but we’ve got the first full episode right here!

Linney plays a suburban mom whose recent cancer diagnosis makes her abandon her boring life for a whole new mindset of doing everything she’s always wanted to do, like put a Jacuzzi in the backyard and tell people how she really feels about them. Oh! And consuming deserts and alcohol for dinner! Or jumping on the couch with a glass full of juice in hand! The possibilities are endless, I say!

Gabourey Sidibe plays an outspoken student of hers, who’ll probably be an awesome youthful counterweight to Linney’s middle-aged wit. Platt is the nice husband who always has an answer for everything, especially for things like why it was necessary he jump on the couch while holding a Juicy Juice.