Big Love To End After Five Seasons

With three wives, a gaggle of children and a new post as a Utah senator, Big Love's Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton) has his hands full. And unfortunately for fans, the polygamist's complex tale will end after the upcoming season, Deadline Hollywood reports.

"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," series creators 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."

The HBO series, which also stars Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloe Sevigny and Ginnifer Goodwin, earned an Emmy nomination for best drama last year.

"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. "We look forward with great anticipation to collaborating with Mark and Will on their next venture."

Olsen and Scheffer have a new project on tap with HBO, which is expected to be announced soon.

But not to worry -- your TV polygamy needs will not totally go unmet. You can start making your transition now through TLC's new reality series, Sister Wives, which airs at 10 p.m. Sundays.


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