Something must be in the water because cable shows are getting canceled left and right. According to a report from EW, the HBO polygamy themed drama “Big Love” will go to TV heaven after the end of its fifth season. The network announced the big news today (no pun intended), which means we’ll be saying goodbye to Bill Paxton, Jeanne Triplehorn, Chloe Sevigny, and Ginnifer Goodwin.
“Big Love” creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer made the decision to end the show after they realized that the story had come to a natural culmination. It was strictly a creative decision and had nothing to do with the show’s ratings, which have never been huge to begin with.
According to HBO president Michael Lombardo, “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.”
To be fair, we should have known this was coming. The fourth season of the show wasn’t exactly a fan or a critical favorite. Even one of the show’s stars spoke out about how much they hated the story and direction. It had a good run while it lasted. The fifth and final season of “Big Love” begins in January 2011.
Are you disappointed that Big Love is ending? Do you think it’s the right decision?