“Big Love” canceled?

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Word from Variety.com today is that HBO’s polygamy show, Big Love, will be canceled after its fifth season. My only question is, when The Sopranos ended, they didn’t say it was canceled, they said it was ending. I wonder why there is a difference of wording here.

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I feel as if there is more to this story than they are saying and only time will tell as to why they would drop this series at a time when the don’t have that many hit series to fall back on.

from Variety.com:

TV News

HBO cancels ‘Big Love’

Drama will end run after upcoming fifth season

HBO is saying so long to “Big Love.”

Polygamy drama starring Bill Paxton as a Utah husband with three wives will end its run following the fifth season that begins Jan. 16.

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

Contact Stuart Levine at stuart.levine@variety.com

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