Showtime has hired Oscar winning director Bill Condone, the man behind such musicals as Dreamgirls and the upcoming Nine, to helm the pilot episode of their upcoming comedy The C Word. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will star Laura Linney.

The show will revolve around a suburban wife and mother who discovers that she has cancer. The storylines will have her trying to find the "light" side of this very dark situation. Darlene Hunt wrote the pilot episode.

The series will premeire on Showtime in 2010.