Gabourey Sidibe Lines Up Recurring TV Gig

Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010  |  Updated 2:00 PM EDT
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Gabourey Sidibe Lines Up Recurring TV Gig

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Fresh off her whirlwind awards season for her work on the big screen, "Precious" star Gabourey Sidibe is headed back to school.

Gabourey has been tapped for a recurring role in Showtime's dark comedy series "The Big C," the cable network announced on Tuesday.

The actress previously guest starred in the series' pilot episode.

"The Big C" stars Laura Linney as Cathy, a repressed suburban teacher/wife/mom who vows to reclaim her left after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Gabourey will play a quick-witted student in Cathy's class, while Oliver Platt plays Cathy's husband.

Production on 13 new episodes will begin in May and the series will debut in late summer.

Gabourey, who earned Golden Globe, Oscar, SAG – and many more — nominations for her title role of "Precious," has yet to announce her next feature film role.

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