"The Big C" stars Linney as a woman who discovers that she has breast cancer. As much as we love Linney and regard her as a grossly underused talent, the trailer smacks of a touching and wacky spiritual journey. Ugh.
Elizabeth Perkins played the middle-aged breast cancer survivor Celia Hodes with monstrous glee on "Weeds," another Showtime series. Let's hope Linney's character doesn't try to go in the opposite direction and embrace treacle. The fact that the show's original title was "The C Word" gives us hope.
The show will premiere sometime this summer.