Scoop: Big Love Bosses on the Season 4 Backlash and the Shocking Series-Ending Twist

You already know that, as of this Sunday, Big Love is back, as in “back on the air.” But what you don’t know is that it’s also back, as in “back on top of its game.” Yep, having seen the first three episodes of the HBO drama’s fifth and final season, I can say with great relief that the new stuff is as grounded and focused as last season was overstuffed and schizoid. The Hendrickson clan itself, however, is a big pile of mess. In the following Q&A, series creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer respond to season 4’s critics (Chloë Sevigny among them) and tease what’s in store for Bill, Bark, Nikki and Margene as they approach the home stretch. Hint: doubt, drama and big decisions. …READ MORE

What Excites Team TVLine About 2011!

One of the best things about launching when we did (the site did go live, right?) is that it came on the cusp of much fresh fare hitting the airwaves. This month alone, you’ve got 14 TV series making their debuts, while a slew of returning favorites (Parks and Recreation included) are set to uncork new seasons. And the other 11 months of the year promise to deliver even more TV treats.

With that in mind — and to help you get to know the TVLine staff even better — here are the TV events that have each of us excited for 2011. In Comments, tell us what you are looking forward to! READ MORE