HBO Divorces Big Love in Season Five

I had never heard about this show until it was cancelled, which is somewhat surprising given the fact that it aired for five seasons.  An accurate portayal of modern day polygamy, without being judgemental?  That definitely sounds like a difficult prospect, but it must have worked well for a while.  No doubt, the acting abilities of Bill Paxton and Jeanne Triplehorn had something to do with that.

“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,” noted (HBO president, Michael) Lombardo. “We look forward with great anticipation to collaborating with Mark and Will on their next venture.”