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Showtime orders 13 eps of Laura Linney series

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Showtime has ordered 13 episodes of The Big C, a new drama starring Laura Linney as a suburban mother who discovers that she has cancer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series, which was previously called The C-Word, also stars Oliver Platt as Linney’s husband. The show’s pilot was directed by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls).