This Sunday night, TLC will introduce the world to polygamist Kody Brown, along with his three wives Meri, Janelle and Christine and their combined 13 children.
“Sister Wives” shows how the Browns 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 half hour episode shows the inner workings of a polygamist household.
In the first episode, Kody announces plans to take on another wife and her three kids – and 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. The wives have established their own role within the household and worked together to maintain a cohesive, loving unit. Bringing on a fourth wife could easily disrupt the balance. The series will chronicle the growing pains as Robyn and her kids assimilate into the family and the wives work through the insecurities and uncertainties that are inevitable to their chosen way of life.
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