Big Love

HBO has renewed Big Love for a fifth season, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

The series — starring Bill Paxton as practicing polygamist Bill Henrickson and Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloe Sevigny and Ginnifer Goodwin as his three wives — attracted 1.7 million viewers for its Season 4 premiere last month, a 49 percent rise from its Season 3 opener, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Overall, the series' ratings are up 13 percent compared to last year. The current season, including guest star and Oscar winner Sissy Spacek, spotlights  Henrickson's attempt to break into politics.

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The show's awards profile is also on the rise. Big Love was nominated for an Emmy for best drama series last year and took home its first Golden Globe award in January — for best supporting actress winner Sevigny.

Are you excited for more Big Love?