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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 14:  Actors Ginnifer Goodwin, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Bill Paxton and Chloe Sevigny arrive at the premiere of HBO's 'Big Love' 3rd season at the Cinerama Dome on January 14, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Big Love's fifth season will be its last. HBO Programming President, Michael Lombardo, released a statement after the network announced they were ending the series. “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," he said. "We look forward with great anticipation to collaborating with Mark and Will on their next venture.” Although Big Love was never the most watched series on HBO, it received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for the show and its actors. In January, Chloe Sevigny won the Golden Globe for her role as one of the wives to a polygamist character, played by Bill Paxton. Show creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer commented on why they’re ending the series after five seasons. “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," they said. "While we were in the writers' room this year shaping our fifth season, we discovered that we were approaching the culmination of that story.” The final season will premiere on Sunday January 16.