HBO’s ‘Big Love’ To End After Season 5

by | October 28, 2010 at 1:10 PM | TV News

'Big Love' (Photo: HBO)

'Big Love' (Photo: HBO)

The ‘Big Love’ affair is over.

HBO announced Thursday that the upcoming fifth season of ‘Big Love‘ will be its last.

The multiple lives and wives series, which is co-executive produced by Tom Hanks, stars Bill Paxton as a polygamist in Utah who juggles his business and political aspirations with his massive brood and three wives, played by Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloe Sevigny and Ginnifer Goodwin. It earned a Best Drama Emmy nomination last year.

The creators say the story has simply run its course.

“When we created ‘Big Love’ in 2002, we had a strong conception of the journey the Henrickson family would make over the course of the series, of the story we had to tell,” Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer said. “While we were in the writers’ room this year shaping our fifth season, we discovered that we were approaching the culmination of that story.”

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“It has been an honor and pleasure to work with series creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer on this unique and provocative series, and I’m happy that they will be able to bring the story to its close the way they always envisioned,” HBO’s president of programming Michael Lombardo said in a statement. “We look forward with great anticipation to collaborating with Mark and Will on their next venture.”

The creators’ new project for HBO is expected to be announced soon.

Until then, viewers can get their fix of polygamy drama on TV with ‘Sister Wives,’ who just extended their marriage with TLC by adding a new special.

The fifth and final season of ‘Big Love’ premieres Jan. 16th on HBO.

Will you miss ‘Big Love’?