“Big Love” returning for fifth and final season

In a day where HBO announced the renewals of two of their newer shows, their veteran hit Big Love is about ready to end. Series creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer stated, “While we were in the writers’ room this year shaping our fifth season, we discovered that we were approaching the culmination of that story.”

The series follows Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton) and his three wives and families. The show was groundbreaking at the time, being one of the first to display polygamy in a realistic way, and has led to the inspiration of many reality shows that are airing today.

Co-starring in the series are Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloë Sevigny, Ginnifer Goodwin, Douglas Smith, and Amanda Seyfried. The final season will air sometime in 2011.

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