John Young
January 07, 2010 AT 12:00 PM EST

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).

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