This just in: Showtime has ordered up a pilot for a new half-hour series about a woman coping with cancer to shoot this fall.  Laura Linney is a three-time Academy Award® nominee, three-time Emmy® winner, and SAG® and Golden Globe® Award winner. In a statement from the cable network, the premise of the series was unveiled:

Linney will star in and executive produce THE C WORD, which delves into the emotional ups and downs of a suburban wife and mother forced to face reality yet also find the light side in a dark situation.  A metaphor for the way we all should live, yet rarely do, this is a journey about how to seize the day.  The series is created and written by Darlene Hunt, who will serve as executive producer, along with Neal H. Moritz and Vivian Cannon. It will be produced by Original Film in association with Sony Pictures Television.