Showtime's The Big C Renewed for Season 3

For fans of The Big C, this is just what the doctor ordered: a third season of the Showtime dramedy — meaning Cathy (played by three-time Emmy winner Laura Linney) will live to see winter.

Catch Up on Scoop on All of the Showtime Shows

With the series’ sophomore finale set to air Sept. 26, the cabler announced on Thursday that it has picked up a third, 10-episode season, to bow during the second quarter of 2012.

Showtime has a new season of Dexter and the freshman thriller Homeland premiering Sunday, Oct. 2, while Shameless and Californication are set to return Jan. 8, 2012 — the same night that House of Lies, a dark comedy starring Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell, debuts.