TLC Debuts ‘Sister Wives’ on Sunday

September 24, 2010 | by gweiswasser

Sister WivesThis Sunday at 10pm ET/PT, TLC brings viewers inside the rarely-seen world of plural families with the premiere of Sister Wives, a seven-part series following Kody Brown, his three – soon to be four – wives and their many children.

Sister Wives is about husband Kody, his three wives Meri, Janelle and Christine and their combined 13 children, and shows how they attempt to navigate life as a “normal” family in a society that shuns their lifestyle. From their unconventional family structure and living arrangements to financial challenges, each episode exposes the inner workings of a polygamist household, revealing the tight-knit and loving relationships between Kody’s wives.

Sister Wives also captures the intense dynamics surrounding a man juggling three wives while attempting to keep it a secret from the outside world. The general public is not the only challenge that the Brown family unit is facing, however – the series begins with Kody announcing plans to take on another wife and her three kids. Although expected, the news is met with mixed feelings. Meri, Janelle and Christine were married before starting families so all of the children grew up as siblings. And for sixteen years, the sister wives have established their own roles within the group and worked together to maintain a cohesive, loving unit. Bringing on a fourth wife could easily disrupt the balance. The series chronicles the growing pains as Robyn and her kids assimilate into the family and the sister wives work through the insecurities and uncertainties that are inevitable to their chosen way of life.

Meet the Brown family, watch a Q&A with the sister wives, learn about their favorite recipes , and take a tour of their home .

Also, here is a sneak peek of what you’ll see on Sister Wives.


  • Nitnoib

    I love the show.  I am torn between the law and religious freedom.  I am torn between the law and the right to choose how one lives in his and her own home.  The idea that our government has the right to tell a perosn that he or she can not love and live with whomever he or she wants to and raise a family however they see fit is outrageous.  The thing about us as humans and we as Americans, is that evolve.  And thank goodness for evolution because we could still be stuck with a king/queen or worse,slavery.  I am happy to see the Brown family do their thing without hurting anyone in the process.   

  • web design London

    I think a lot of people are being really hard on this family, I do not live in Utah I am married and have children and when I look at this family i see a lot of love. 

  • Cadence Taylor

    Digusted, don’t be ignor-ant.  Thanks for cluing us superdumb people in on what MEN wrote in the bible.

  • Cadence Taylor

    Ignorant has the word ignore in it.

  • Cadence Taylor

    I love how conservatives think that the “government should butt out”, unless it is something they don’t like then the govenerment should sneak into your bedroom and make sure you don’t have any discarded fertilized eggs laying around.

  • Cadence Taylor

    How about getting rid of the TV all together, then your little angels will not need to impressed upon by any of YOUR TV watching habits.

  • utah expat

    I’ve watched this show from the first episode and was disgusted like many viewers.  After living in Salt Lake City for 20 years I really didn’t like it.  But I now love the show and hope it stays on the air a very long time.  I love the wives, particularly Janelle and Mari.  Christine and Robyn are also great, they’re amazing women and I love the kids, particularly Janelle’s oldest boy Logan.  What a great kid, anyone that raises such a wonderful young man in these challenging times has to have their act together.  Still not wild about Kody and think all these women deserve more from a man, but for the most part the first three wives have a good relationship with each other. I think they’ve had enough kids and anymore is irresponsible and potentially harmful to the families emotional and financial health.

  • Agnes Bruce

    Just saw the birth of Soloman and cried all the way thru, so much love!! When Robin offered Meri to carru her child I just sobbed!! What a wonderful family!! Kody, I agree love should be multiplied!!  

    A. Bruce Calgary, Alberta Canada

  • james craig

    I do not personally agree with polygamy for religious reasons, but the Browns do believe in it for religious religions. I have grown up with polygamist friends that live similarly to the Browns and I was happy to see them show the world that they are “normal” just living the way that they believe.

  • Hmcstar_4632

    The laws in the state of Utah are bull. Unless you have lived the lifestyle don’t judge. I come from a plural family and I wasn’t born or raised that way and accept it 100%. Not every plural marriage or family is the same either. Know what your talking about before you start bashing someone else’s beliefs or religion. Where do you think Mormons who believe in Joseph Smith came from? Plural marriage and in the Bible there are many of Jesus’s fallowers that lived Plural marriage and he didn’t judge, so what gives you the right? God will judge us not you or anyone else who bashes us. I am proud of my family and stand behind them 100%. And I stand behind the Browns being adults and making their own decisions and what’s right for them. Cause in the Bible it says not to judge one another unless thy shall be judged, so if you don’t like it then don’t watch it and quit judging people you don’t know.