On the heels of CBS’ announcement that they are cutting the number of episodes for the long-running series ‘Medium’, HBO announced yesterday that the upcoming fifth season of ‘Big Love,’ which premieres on Jan. 16, will be the show’s last.
According to the series creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer, “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. While we were in the writers’ room this year shaping our fifth season, we discovered that we were approaching the culmination of that story.”
HBO president Michael Lombardo added, “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. We look forward with great anticipation to collaborating with Mark and Will on their next venture.”
The show, which is one of my favorites, did take a hit in ratings during season four with some fans feeling the series was becoming derailed by polygamist Bill’s political aspirations. The good news is, with the decision already made to cancel the show, fans can look forward to most of the series’ ongoing story lines being wrapped up, hopefully, in a satisfying way.
It seems Olsen and Scheffer are also looking for closure, “This coming January, we look forward to presenting our audience with the most vibrant and satisfying final season of a television series that we can produce,” they said in an official statement.
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