Laura Linney Set For Offbeat Comedy Pilot About Cancer

Thursday, Aug 27, 2009  |  Updated 10:00 PM EDT
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Laura Linney Set For Offbeat Comedy Pilot About Cancer

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Laura Linney received a SAG award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a television movie or miniseries for "John Adams."

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Laura Linney is taking on an offbeat role in a Showtime comedy pilot — a woman who is diagnosed with cancer.

Showtime said Thursday that Linney will star in and executive produce the half-hour show, "The C Word," with the pilot episode to be shot this fall.

The cable channel says the series will delve into the life of a suburban wife and mother as she confronts her illness and finds the light side in a dark situation.

In a statement, the Emmy Award-winning Linney said she's excited to tackle such "potentially rich, funny and complicated material."

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