'Precious' star officially joins 'The Big C'

Gabourey Sidibe will reprise her role from the pilot

Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe has officially joined Showtime's upcoming dark comedy series "The Big C" in a recurring capacity.

The "Precious" star will reprise the role from the pilot, which was billed as a guest star/potential recurring.

On the show, starring Laura Linney as a repressed suburban wife and mother who reclaims her life after a terminal cancer diagnosis, Sidibe plays a smart-alecky student in Cathy's class.
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