Articles for Big Love Season 3

America‘s favorite polygamists are back!  Fans have waited long enough for the third season of Big Love (since the writers strike kept the show from its original summer return date) but it seems that it‘s all worth the wait.  This season, which kicks off tonight at 9pm, promises to be the best yet as the Henricksons return with a series of storylines that will test their strength as a family. Read more »
Big Love returned last week with a season 3 opener that left the Henricksons with a lot of challenges ahead.  Nicki (Chloe Sevigny) started her new job though no one knows that she‘s really working at the D.A.‘s office to learn the identities of the Jane Does testifying against her father Roman.  Frankie from Juniper Creek also showed up asking Bill (Bill Paxton) to talk to their father Frank, who has kicked him off the compound, while Bill declared that it‘s over for good with Ana.  At the block party, Barb and Margene tried to stop Bill, who was convinced that people are now aware of their plural marriage, from spilling the beans, but Nicki took a stand, literally announcing from her rooftop that she is Roman Grant‘s (Harry Dean Stanton) daughter and Bill and Barb (Jeanne Tripplehorn) and Margene (Ginnifer Goodwin) deserve praise for being her friend.  As they rushed to help Nicki down from the roof, Ana (Branka Katic) showed up, announcing she‘s wants in - on their terms. Read more »
As Big Love heads further into the third season, we find out more about the challenges the Henricksons are about to face.  While keeping their polygamous lifestyle a secret from the outside world is huge struggle to deal with, they still have deal with secrets that are bound to come out just like in tonight‘s episode. Last time we saw Big Love, Bill (Bill Paxton), along with Barb (Jeanne Tripplehorn), Nicki (Chloe Sevigny) and Margene (Ginnifer Goodwin), continued to pursue Ana (Branka Katic), who‘s having a hard time getting used to the idea of dating being a group event.  Margie insisted to Bill that it‘s Nicki‘s turn to get pregnant but unbeknownst to them, Nicki‘s using birth control pills.  On the other hand, Barb learned that she may be sick again and Bill realized that this is the reason Barb changed her mind about dating Ana.  Bill made a plea to Jerry, who then agreed to the unlikely partnership.  By the end of the episode, Barb found out from the doctor that her test is clean and she suddenly saw Ana joining the family in new light. Read more »
Critics have been effusive about Big Love ever since the show kicked off in 2007.  The show gives viewers a fair portrayal of polygamy in America without being judgmental and there‘s nothing like it on TV.  And though the drama series got off to a sluggish start this season, each episode has brought in more and more viewers, leading HBO to pick up the show for yet another season."The stellar reviews and solid viewership this season confirm that this is a signature series for HBO," Michael Lombardo, president of programming at HBO, said in a statement.  "Under the inspired creative supervision of [creators Mark Olsen and Will Scheffer], the series keeps getting better and better.  I can‘t wait to see what they have planned for season four." Read more »
The Henricksons are back with another episode of Big Love.  In tonight‘s installment, Nicki (Chloe Sevigny) struggles with her devotion to her father and commitment to Bill (Bill Paxton), who is urging the DA to offer protective custody to witnesses Kathy and Rhonda, as Roman‘s trial looms. Read more »
Tension filled the Henrickson households last week on Big Love as the coverage of Roman‘s trial intensified.  Nicki (Chloe Sevigny) struggled with her devotion to her father and commitment to Bill (Bill Paxton), who urged the DA to offer protective custody to witnesses Kathy and Rhonda.  At the courtroom, Bill begged Alby (Matt Ross) to talk to the D.A. but, seeing the case collapsing, Alby refused and planned to fight another day.  In the end, the charges of suborning rape were dropped and Roman (Harry Dean Stanton) pleaded to lesser charges of false imprisonment. Tonight, Big Love continues with the episode “Better or For Worse,” which finds Barb (Jeanne Tripplehorn), Nicki and Margene (Ginnifer Goodwin) arguing over living arrangements in the wake of the Henrickson‘s recent expansion.  Roman, who now has to attend victim empathy counseling and cannot return to the compound for six months, calls his children to his motel, offering up thinly veiled threats to the compound‘s hierarchy. Read more »
Last November, BuddyTV reported that Big Love will be losing some of its cast members as the polygamy-themed series heads further into the third season.  The scoop came from Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello, who said that “the Grim Reaper has been elevated to a series regular” and that there will be at least two significant deaths this season, one of which is so top secret only a handful of people were allowed to witness it. "The scene wasn‘t on the call sheet and it was shot with minimal crew," the insider said.  "But it wasn‘t too hard to figure out what was going on.  The screaming was painful." Read more »
Last week on Big Love, Ana (Branka Katic) finally accepted the proposal and eventually tied the knot with Bill (Bill Paxton) as his fourth wife. Bill decided Ana will be living with Barb (Jeanne Tripplehorn) until they can work out something more permanent much to the dismay of Nicki (Chloe Sevigny) and Margene (Ginnifer Goodwin), who wanted Ana to live with her instead.  Disturbed to hear that Barb delegates their duties, Ana demanded her own house, especially after Bill announced that Ana should live with Nicki since they know each other the least.  And when Ana offered to help with a down payment, Bill informed her that she should be putting all her money into the communal pot. However, Ana blew up and refused to pool her earnings.  By the end of the episode, Ana realized that she can‘t stay in the marriage so she asked for a divorce. Read more »
Last time we saw Ana, she married Bill (Bill Paxton) as his fourth wife but then divorced the family shortly thereafter in the third season.  But it seems that Big Love fans have not seen the last of the pretty Serbian woman. According to Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello, Ana‘s portrayer, Branka Katic, will reprise her role on Big Love as the drama kicks off its fourth season early next year. Read more »
The end of May means it‘s time to start campaigning for the Emmy Awards.  Many shows have already started hitting voters with giant For Your Consideration DVD sets to get the coveted nominations.  This season, however, there‘s a lot of gamesmanship going on for category placements as actors are moving from Lead to Supporting or vice versa in order to improve their chances at a nomination.The biggest change is coming from Grey‘s Anatomy, where McDreamy himself Patrick Dempsey is dropping down to the Supporting Actor race after failing to get nominated as a Lead Actor for four years.  While some might criticize the move as blatantly mislabeling himself in order to score a nomination, it‘s actually a bigger indictment on the show itself. Read more »
Some officials of the University of the Utah, fondly called the U, are clearly not fans of Big Love. Representatives of the university recently sent a cease and desist order to the producers of the HBO series after the university‘s copyrighted logo appeared in its most recent episode.The U spokeswoman Coralie Alder says the school‘s logo and name was seen on an official-looking document on the show‘s third season finale "Sacrament" which may lead Big Love viewers to think that the school is in some ways associated with the polygamist drama. Read more »
Five months after HBO confirmed that its favorite polygamy drama will return for a fourth season, Big Love announced that it was on a lookout for two addition to their cast. The first one is Christie, Barb‘s (Jeanne Tripplehorn) pre-teen niece and Cindy‘s (Judith Hoag) daughter who was described as "a real hellion." They‘re also looking for an actor to play Dale, an empathetic closeted gay Mormon, who will be a partner in a big 8 accounting firm and might be a new Trustee of the Juniper Creek Assets. Dale is also envisioned to be a new love interest for Alby (Matt Ross), Juniper compound leader Roman Grant‘s son and a closeted homosexual himself. Read more »
Following University of Utah‘s allegation that HBO polygamist drama Big Love broke the law when it used the university‘s logo in a three-second shot without its permission, the cabler remains firm in its stand that it did not violate anything."We are confident that nothing in the program violates anyone‘s rights, and HBO will be responding in due course," said HBO spokeswoman Tonya Owens. Read more »
The Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and there were sometruly out-of-the-box nominees.  Sarah Silverman for Lead Actress in aComedy for her Comedy Central show?  Flight of the Conchords for ComedySeries and Jemaine Clement for Lead Actor?  Simon Baker from TheMentalist?  And Family Guy for Outstanding Comedy Series?  Yeah, thesearen‘t your daddy‘s Emmys.Complete List of Nominees >>Emmy Fun Facts>> Read more »
Law & Order: SVU veteran Adam Beach is set to go on board for HBO polygamist drama Big Love‘s fourth season for a season-long recurring role as Tommy Flute, the son of Bill‘s (Bill Paxton) partner, the head of the Indian Gaming Casino Jerry Flute (Robert Beltran). Beach, 36, is best known for his roles as Marine Private First Class Ira Hayes in Flags of Our Fathers and Private Ben Yahzee in Windtalkers.The HBO drama announced previously that it was on a lookout for two additions to its cast, including Barb‘s (Jeanne Tripplehorn) pre-teen niece and Cindy‘s (Judith Hoag) daughter and closeted gay Mormon and new Trustee of the Juniper Creek Assets who might also be a love interest for Alby (Matt Ross). Since Beach‘s role isn‘t any of these two things, Big Love is still looking for the two new characters.Big Love was also recently embroiled in a controversy after the University of Utah accused HBO of infringing its copyright when a logo of the university was seen in a document the character of Paxton was holding in the season 3 finale last March. Read more »
After snagging their first Emmy nomination after three seasons, Big Love creators and executive producers Mark Olsen and Will Scheffer tell the Los Angeles Times that while they‘re "beyond thrilled" for the recognition, they are also "disappointed" that none of their actors, writers, directors, or creative team were nominated."We‘re beyond thrilled to be recognized, finally, and honored to be a part of a really amazing group of nominees," said Olsen and Scheffer. "Honestly, we feel just to be nominated is already to have won. And to be nominated, for a first time, for our third season, suggests to us it really is about the work - not the buzz or the hype, but the bone-crushing, sleep-depriving, punishing, yet exhilarating work that all of us invest in the show." Read more »
The women of Big Love will play a big part on the fourth season of the polygamy drama, when it returns to HBO (no date has been set). Big Love creators and executive producers Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer writes to the Los Angeles Times that all the females will be "starting from completely new positions of reality and conflict." This batch of women of Big Love include the strong, potentially violent wife of Roman Grant Adaleen (Mary Kay Place), Bill‘s mother Lois (Grace Zabriskie), Bill‘s sister-in-law and wife of Joey Wanda (Melora Walters), Sarah‘s friend and co-worker Heather (Tina Majorino), and one of Alby‘s wives Lura (Anne Dudek)."It‘s a season of rebirths, with all the excitement and danger that implies," says the creators, adding that Margie‘s (Ginnifer Goodwin) is also doing OK. "She‘s coming into her own in a way that‘s unprecedented for her character. Her struggles to reinvent herself in the midst of the patriarchal family system she‘s a part of is going to resound and echo through the season for her and Bill, and also for the other wives." Read more »
HBO revealed today at the TCA Press Tour that the heavily anticipated fourth season of polygamy drama Big Love is set for an early 2010 kick-off.  It also announced that it is renewing several of its high-rating original series.Confirmation for the upcoming return was made as early as February this year, in the middle of third season, showing the network‘s faith on the show. An HBO exec also, meanwhile, expressed his disappointment that Big Love did not gather more nominations.  Read more »
HBO really knows how to hike up anticipation for its shows. Shortly after announcing that the highly anticipated (and very slow-cooking) fourth season of polygamy drama Big Love is set to kick off early next year, the cabler recently gave out the release date for the similarly highly anticipated release of the Big Love season 3 DVD.According to HBO, the 10-episode Big Love - The Complete 3rd Season is due to hit stores December 22, giving fans of the show barely enough time to get themselves up to speed before the fourth season begins. Clever marketing. Running for approximately 600 minutes, the DVD set will of course cover the season that wrapped up March of this year. There is still no word on the available features on the set.It was reported previously that had started taking pre-orders for the DVD as early as four months ago, even without the go signal of HBO and distributor Warner Home Video as well as a working title. At least now, if you want to brush up on your Big Love universe before confronting a potentially nerve-racking but exciting season, then get the DVD and get yourself up to speed. Read more »
If you want to impress your friends with weird, arcane bits of Emmytrivia based on today‘s announcement of the nominees, here are somethings you might bring up.2009 Emmy Nominees>>-If you add up the total number of nominations for Comedy Series nominees Entourage, Flight of the Conchords, Family Guy, How I Met Your Mother and Weeds, it would equal the total nominations of fellow nominee 30 Rock.  Read more »
Eleven-year-old Bella Thorne will play not the niece of Barb (Jeanne Tripplehorn) and daughter of Cindy (Judith Hoag) as previously reported, but will instead take the role of Barb‘s daughter Tancy, to replace Jolean Wejbe, who played the role during Big Love‘s first three seasons.Thorne has appeared on Entourage, The OC, and in five episodes of the now canceled Dirty Sexy Money. She also played Christian Slater‘s daughter on the NBC series My Own Worst Enemy. Her Big Love character will reportedly have deep anger issues.HBO has announced that Big Love‘s fourth season is set to kick off in January next year. Read more »
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards are this Sunday at 8pm on CBS.  Hostedby Neil Patrick Harris, it looks like two shows will have astranglehold on the night: Mad Men for Drama and 30 Rock for Comedy,both coming in with an overwhelming lead in total nominations.But will they really prevail.  Check out the nominees for the majorEmmy Drama categories below and who I think will win, then make yourown picks and watch along with me Sunday night. Read More: Comedy Category Predictions>> Read more »