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Big Love’s Fifth Season Will Be Its Last

HBO just announced some good and bad news. Good first: Big Love will return for its fifth season on January 16. Bad news: The fifth season will be the show's last. Boo! In the press release, the creators, Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer, imply it wasn't HBO's, but their call to end the show: "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. While we were in the writers’ room this year shaping our fifth season, we discovered that we were approaching the culmination of that story." Sister Wives really isn't going to fill the void.

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