During the Halloween bewitching season, I was watching one of my favorite movies from my childhood and wondered whatever happened to Kathy Najimy? While Sarah Jessica-Parker and Bette Midler have careers that have done pretty well, it seems their witch sister never achieved anything close to their level of fame.
But good news has arrived for Najimy, as she has been cast in the fourth and final season of Showtime's Laura Linney vehicle, The Big C. Najimy will appear in four episodes as Cathy's all-business therapist who helps her deal with the cancer that has returned to her body.
Also announced to be joining the cast is Isaac Mizrahi, who will play himself and mentor Gabourey Sidibe at design school.
“It has been a true joy watching someone as gifted as Laura Linney take Cathy Jamison on her journey these past three seasons,” said Showtime Entertainment president David Nevins. “We wanted to take particular care to honor the fans of the show with a compelling and memorable conclusion. We thank Laura, Jenny Bicks, Darlene Hunt and The Big C’s gifted ensemble of actors, producers and crew for the remarkable work they have created.”
"The next stage of grief is depression, and it leads to acceptance; how we would play with those we have a good sense of, but the fourth season would not entirely be depression," said Bicks following last season's conclusion. "We are going to move through depression fairly quickly. You're not going to necessarily see these things so literally."