Will Scheffer, one of the creators of Big Love, has finally set the date for third season of of the HBO series.  According to eonline.com, fans can enjoy new episodes of the polygamy-themed drama beginning January 11, 2009.  As a result of the writers’ strike, Big Love season 3 along with other HBO series like Entourage and Flight of the Conchords have all been delayed until the fall.  But while Entourage is likely to premiere in September, Big Love and Flight of the Conchords are now projected to premiere next year, which is later than first expected.

Meanwhile, Big Love fans have a lot to look forward to when the new season begins.  In fact, we have already hinted on some big spoilers in this previous article.  But for those who are hungry for more, read on.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.
As reported previously, the writers of Big Love have been toying with the possibility of a “fourth wife candidate” for polygamist Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton).  Ana (Branka Katic), the waitress at a local diner who has captured Bill’s attention, has been introduced in a three-episode story arc, which resulted in Margene (Ginnifer Goodwin) encouraging Bill to bring Ana into the family as Bill’s new wife.

This will initially come as a struggle for first wife Barb (Jeanne Tripplehorn) but eventually, she’ll be able to deal with it, just like everyone else in the family.  And just as Barb begins to accept the idea of Bill dating Ana, an Australian from Ana’s past will arrive and Zap2it.com reporters that his presence will reportedly blindside all parties involved.

If that’s not enough, here’s more scandalous drama that will hopefully blow your mind.  The new season of Big Love will also feature a mother who will attempt to take her kid’s life.  Zap2it.com hints that this involves a mother and son we know quite well and that it’s a “main character’s mama, whom we’ve met before.”

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-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Zap2it.com, eonline.com
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Kris De Leon

Staff Writer, BuddyTV