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'The Big C' Renewed for Season 3

September 2, 2011 (5:02 am) GMT
Showtime gives a ten episode order for the new season, ahead of the second season finale later this September.

Showtime has made sure that Cathy Jamison will stay alive at least for another season by ordering the third season of "". The drama comedy series revolving around 's cancer-striken character has received ten episode order for the next chapter.

"We love working together and we're excited to keep exploring where Cathy's going," showrunner Jenny Bicks said of the renewal. "We've all become, as many shows do, we've all become a family, and it's a terrific place to be so we're excited to keep going for as long as Cathy can keep going."

The production for the third season is expected to kick off in early next year for a premiere in the second quarter of 2012. The show, which helped lead actress Linney land a Golden Globe Award, will wrap up its second season on September 26.

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