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.”