An Oscar-nominated actress has received a promotion to series regular on Showtime’s "The Big C," reports TVLine.com.
Gabourey Sidibe, who plays Andrea Jackson on the program, will be on the show full time when it returns for its third season. The premiere is set for April 8.
Sidibe received an Academy Award nomination for best actress for the 2009 film “Precious.”
Three-time Emmy winner Laura Linney stars on the Showtime dramedy as Cathy, a woman dealing with cancer. Linney was nominated for an Emmy for “The Big C” in 2011, after winning the award three times for her earlier work — for “Wild Iris” in 2002, “Frasier” in 2004 and “John Adams” in 2008. She has also been nominated for three Oscars.