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Fifth season of ‘Big Love’ will be its last

Fri., Oct. 29, 2010

“Big Love” is coming to an end.

Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming, announced Thursday that the show’s fifth season, which debuts Jan. 16, will also be its final one.

Creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer said the Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated series – which follows the lives of Salt Lake City businessman Bill Henrickson, his wives Barb, Nicki and Margene, their nine kids and three houses – had simply reached a natural conclusion.

“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,” Olsen and Scheffer said in a statement.

“While we were in the writers’ room this year shaping our fifth season, we discovered that we were approaching the culmination of that story.”

Both Olsen and Scheffer will continue to work with HBO, though their next project has not been announced yet.

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