‘The Big C’ trio sells comedy script to NBC

Showtime series renewed for third season

The trio behind the Showtime series “The Big C,” which was just renewed for a third season, has sold a comedy script to NBC via Sony Pictures Television.

Writer-creator Darlene Hunt will reteam with “Big” producers Neal Moritz and Vivian Cannon of shingle Original Film & TV on an untitled project based on the Martin Kihn book “Bad Dog.” It’s about a guy who takes his wild and crazy dog to a trainer only to be told the dog is perfect but he’s a mess.

“Big” stars Laura Linney as a stage-four cancer patient trying to find humor in a desperate situation.

The cabler has ordered 10 episodes for a third season, with production set to begin early next year for a debut in the second quarter. The Sony skein also stars Oliver Platt.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More TV News from Variety