HBO To End “Big Love” After Fifth Season. HBO is ending its polygamy-themed series “Big Love.” Creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer said that the show’s fifth season will be its last. They said in a statement obtained by Deadline, “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 in the writers’ room this year shaping our fifth season, we discovered that we were approaching the culmination of that story.” “Big Love” stars Bill Paxton as the Henrickson patriarch who is married to three wives – Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloe Sevigny, and Ginnifer Goodwin. It has been nominated for Outstanding Drama Series at the Emmy Awards last year. Sevigny won Best Supporting Actress for her role as the second wife in 2009. The fifth season will premiere on January 16.