Alda will play an oncologist who Cathy Jamison, played by Laura Linney, consults after her previous treatment failed. Details of Dancy's character have not yet been released.
Alda was seen on Broadway in Glengarry Glen Ross, Art, QED, The Apple Tree and is best known for his role as Hawkeye Pierce in the television series "M*A*S*H." Dancy has appeared on Broadway in Journey's End.
An airdate for Alda's guest-star appearance has not yet been set. "The Big C," the dark comedy about a mother battling cancer, airs on Showtime on Monday nights.