Kathy Najimy and Isaac Mizrahi to Appear in Final Season of ‘The Big C’

The Big C

At the end of July we reported that Showtime announced the fourth and final season of The Big C, and now news has broken that actress Kathy Najimy and fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi will be making appearances in the final four episodes (ever) of the acclaimed series.

The four-episode event has been given the moniker The Big C: hereafter and will star Laura Linney as Cathy Jamison, suburban wife, mother, and teacher whose cancer diagnosis forces her to shake up her life. This limited event is designed to bring the story to its conclusion and will include cast members Oliver Platt, John Benjamin Hickey, Gabriel Basso and Gabourey Sidibe.

Najimy, who is probably best known for her box office role of Sister Mary Patrick in the ‘Sister Act’ franchise, will appear in all four episodes, playing Cathy’s no-nonsense therapist who will help her deal with the challenges she faces.

Among Najimy’s other credits include roles on TV shows such as ‘Numb3rs’, ‘Desperate Housewives’, ‘Drop Dead Diva’, ‘Make It or Break It’ and Ugly Betty. Her film roles include ‘Hocus Pocus’, ‘Hope Floats’, ‘The Wedding Planner’ and ‘The Fisher King’.

Mizrahi, on the other hand, will appear as himself, acting as a fashion mentor to Andrea (Sidibe), who will start design school. Mizrahi has been a leader in the fashion industry for nearly 3 decades since his first collection came out in 1987. He is the recipient of many accolades, including four Council of Fashion Designers of America awards. He is currently launching the Isaac Mizrahi New York and Isaac Mizrahi Jeans collections, which will be available in retailers nationwide such as Bloomingdales and Nordstrom.

‘The Big C: hereafter’ is produced by Sony Pictures Television and was created by Darlene Hunt, who also serves as executive producer, along with showrunner/executive producer Jenny Bicks. Laura Linney, Vivian Cannon, Neal H. Moritz, Michael Engler and Richard Heus are also executive producers.

An official airdate has yet to be announced by Showtime.