Big Love is an American television drama series created by Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer and produced by Anima Sola Productions and Playtone Productions about a fundamentalist Mormon family in Utah that practices polygamy.
The series aired in the USA on HBO from 12 March, 2006 to 20 March, 2011. There are 53 hour-long episodes in five seasons.
The first season of Big Love first aired in South Africa on M-Net from 12 November, 2006 to 28 January, 2007, on Sundays after the 8pm movie (typically around 22h00).
It later aired on DStv's M-Net Series channel then moved from M-Net to M-Net Series from Season 2 onwards. It also aired on TopTV's Top One channel. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 2 premiered on Top One on Monday 3 January 2011, at 21h00. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 12 episodes in the second season.
Top One Repeats
The offbeat comedy drama Big Love, about a polygamist with three wives, is back for its second season.
As the new season opens, Bill, who owns a pair of hardware superstores, is facing personal and professional crises brought on by the exposure of “first wife” Barb as a polygamist during a high-profile “Mother of the Year” ceremony at the governor's mansion.
A few weeks later, Bill's other wives Nicki and Margene pick up the slack as Barb languishes in a melancholy funk, leaving Bill to assess the damage the scandal caused his Home Plus stores, and to track down the villain responsible.
Not surprisingly, his search will lead him to the polygamist compound of Juniper Creek, where father-in-law Roman Grant aka the “Prophet”, has put the squeeze on Bill's ne'er-do-well brother Joey in the wake of Roman's son Alby's nearly fatal poisoning.
As Bill faces off with his nemesis, he contemplates changes to his personal and professional life that promise to impact every member of his family.
Season 1 (12 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 12 Nov 2006 | Finale: 28 Jan 2007 | Sundays, 22h00
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 19 Dec 2007 | Finale: 5 Mar 2008 | Wednesdays, 22h00
Channel: Top One | Premiere: 11 Oct 2010 | Finale: 27 Dec 2010 | Mondays, 21h00
Season 2 (12 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 4 Jun 2008 | Finale: 20 Aug 2008 | Wednesdays, 22h00
Channel: Top One | Premiere: 3 Jan 2011 | Finale: 21 Mar 2011 | Mondays, 21h00
Season 3 (10 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 29 Apr 2009 | Finale: 1 Jul 2009 | Wednesdays, 22h00
Channel: Top One | Premiere: 1 Aug 2011 | Finale: 3 Oct 2011 | Mondays, 21h00
Season 4 (9 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 19 May 2010 | Finale: 14 Jul 2010 | Wednesdays, 21h30
Channel: Top One | Premiere: 26 Mar 2012 | Finale: 21 May 2012 | Mondays, 21h00
Season 5 (10 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 1 Jul 2011 | Finale: 2 Sep 2011 | Fridays, 22h30