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'The Fosters,' 'Vice' and 'The Big C' Receive TV Academy Honors

"Mom" and "Mea Maxima Culpa" are among the programs being recognized for bringing awareness to social issues. //

'The Big C's' John Benjamin Hickey to Star in WGN America's 'Manhattan'

Daniel Stern has also boarded the cast of the World War II atomic bomb drama from Sam Shaw.              //

Top Moments: Ellen Stages a Friends Reunion, SVU Goes Out with a Bang

Our top moments of the week: 12. Oh, Baby Award: Babies, babies, babies. That's pretty much the theme of the Chicago Fire season finale, in which Hermann become dad after his wife and newborn baby endure life-threatening labor, and Shay finds out she's not pregnant, much to her dismay. Although Shay and Severide get to be godparents to Hermann's new bundle of... //

'The Big C' series finale: 'Go get 2 forks' ... and some tissues, please

"The Big C" brought Cathy Jamison's journey (not "battle") with cancer to a close Monday night (May 20) with the fourth hour of "Hereafter," the shortened Season 4 that wrapped everything up. The course of "Hereafter" obviously did not run smooth for Cathy, but it was such a beautiful look at someone dealing with the last year of her life. In the final chapter, Cathy came home, since insurance would not pay for her to stay in hospice any longer, and she struggled with wanting to end things on her own terms. We're glad the show didn't go that way. It's not that assisted suicide would have been an outrage, but it didn't feel right for Cathy and Sean. Plus, if she'd gone too early she wouldn't have had that day with her father and Adam's graduation. Yes, both those things were giant tearjerkers, particularly Adam working his butt off to graduate when all we've... //

Laura Linney on the Poignant Value of 'The Big C'

"There’s a sense of gratitude for everybody involved in the show," the Emmy-nominated actress tells THR.      //

The Big C Hereafter Season 4 Episode 4 “The Finale”

The Big C Season 4 episode 4 "The Finale" airs Monday, May 20 at 10pm on Showtime. Episode Synopsis: The Big C Hereafter Season 4 episode 4 "The Finale" – The series concludes with Cathy getting a visit from her estranged father. Meanwhile, Sean develops mixed feelings about his impending kidney surgery after he meets the recipient of his goodwill; and Andrea receives an opportunity of a lifetime from Isaac Mizrahi. Later, Adam surprises everyone by fulfilling one of Cathy’s wishes. READ MORE...

'The Big C: Hereafter' Finale to Air May 20

Journey that began four years ago with THE BIG C. Read More... //

The Big C Hereafter Season 4 Episode 3 “Quality of Death”

The Big C Season 4 episode 3 "Quality of Death" airs Monday, May 13 at 10pm on Showtime. Episode Synopsis: The Big C Hereafter Season 4 episode 3 "Quality of Death" – Cathy checks into a hospice and experiences problems with her roommate; Adam confronts Paul about his extreme lack of parental guidance; Cathy inadvertently inspires Andrea to get her sparkle back; and Dr. Sherman visits Cathy. READ MORE...

The Big C Hereafter Season 4 Episode 2 “You Can’t Take It With You”

The Big C Season 4 episode 2 "You Can’t Take It With You" airs Monday, May 6 at 10pm on Showtime. Episode Synopsis: The Big C Hereafter Season 4 episode 2 "You Can’t Take It With You" – Cathy signs Paul up for a dating service, much to his dismay. Meanwhile, Andrea fails to impress Isaac Mizrahi, her design instructor; Sean makes a charitable donation; and Adam strikes a deal with his chemistry tutor in an effort to pass the class. READ MORE...

'The Big C' - 'You Can't Take It With You': Cathy is re-energized, but takes a turn in the end

On this week's "Big C" episode, the third-to-last episode of the series, Cathy started the episode feeling so great from having stopped chemo. She ended the episode ... in a scary place. But first, all the energy from not doing chemotherapy has Cathy taking charge of how she leaves things for Paul and Adam. She's so concerned with how they'll get by without her that she's trying to control everything. The selling of her clothes, including her wedding dress, was pretty sad, but the really heartbreaking turn was Cathy trying to set Paul up with another cancer widow before she's even gone. It makes total sense that she'd want to know Paul is taken care of, and that she'd even want to meet the woman, but it's also a lot for Paul to take and rightly so. We much prefer Sean's approach of growing a playoff beard and wanting Cathy to wish on shooting stars... //