Liam Neeson catches 'The Big C' [Updated]

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Add one more prominent name to the list of guest stars on Showtime's new series "The Big C."

Liam Neeson ("The A-Team," "Taken") will make a guest appearance on the show, the Hartford Courant reports. He'll be playing a character named "Bee Man," who Laura Linney's (Neeson's "Kinsey" co-star) consults about possible alternative cancer treatments.

"The Big C" will be Neeson's first on-camera appearance in an American TV series in better than 20 years (since a 1986 episode of "Miami Vice," to be exact). He did voice work on "The Simpsons" a few years back.

Linney stars in "The Big C" as a suburbanite whose cancer diagnosis gives her a new outlook on life. Oliver Platt plays her husband, and "Precious" star Gabourey Sidibe has a recurring part.

Other guest stars for the first season include Cynthia Nixon ("Sex and the City"), Idris Elba ("The Wire") and Reid Scott ("My Boys").

"The Big C" premieres Aug. 16.

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