The pay cable channel may have moved Big Love to Monday nights this season, but that doesn't mean there isn't more than enough love for the drama to go around.
HBO has renewed Big Love for a third season, which will launch in 2008. The series, which stars Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloe Sevigny, and Ginnifer Goodwin as members of a polygamist family hiding out in the suburbs of Utah, will begin filming in November.
Writing on the third season begins this month, to ensure that season three of Big Love is completed and ready to air in case of a labor stoppage in June.
Meanwhile, it's possible that Big Love could move back to Sunday nights, at least once John From Cincinnati completes its run.
Given the creative strength of this season, I'm just happy that HBO has decided to look at the overall viewers for each of Big Love's episodes over the course of six days and give it another season. I would have been crushed if this season was the end of the road for the Henrickson clan.
* * *
Jace is an LA-based television development and acquisitions exec who watches way too much television for his own good and would love a TiVo for every room in the house. (He’s halfway there.) His blog, Televisionary, can be found at televisionaryblog.com.