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Sister Wives Season 14: Premiere Date, Cast, Trailer, Spoilers, News

April 21, 2019
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‘Sister Wives’ is an American reality television series that airs on the TLC. It premiered for the first time on September 26, 2010. The show is backed by Figure 8 Films and Puddle Monkey Productions and has Deanie Wilcher as the producer. Timothy Gibbons, Bill Hayes, Christopher Poole, and Kirk Streb are on board as the executive producers.

The series stars the Brown Family. It follows the lives of a polygamist family headed by Kody Brown. He has four wives with whom he shares eighteen children. The show began its shoots in Lehi, Utah where they lived before, but later on, they shifted in 2011 to Las Vegas, Nevada. Brown and his family started the show to give viewers an insight into polygamist families and the challenges they have to face in society. Brown has also stated that his polygamist arrangement is legal because he is legally married to only one woman. He believes that other marriages are spiritual unions.

The series is a part of a wider effort on the part of TLC to portray polygamy at its frankest, in order to remove the stigma that surrounds the topic. The network has other shows like ‘Seeking Sister Wife‘ and ‘My Five Wives’, but ‘Sister Wives’ is in a league of its own, and has garnered a solid fan base as a result. Critics have praised the series as well, for its attention to everyday detail, like food supply, and division of labor within the family. Moreover, the refreshing way in which the series brings forth the topic of polygamy has been praised, while one critic has pointed out that contrary to popular opinions that polygamous families are patriarchal, the Brown family is matriarchal, which makes the series and its progression even more interesting.

Sister Wives Cast: Who is in it?

The main cast for ‘Sister Wives’ includes the polygamist and center of the show Kody Winn Brown (age 50), Janelle Brown (age 49), Robyn Alice Brown (age 39), Meri Caroline Brown (age 47), Christine Ruth Brown (age 46), all of who are his wives, and their children Gwendlyn (age 17), Logan Taylor (age 24), Mariah Lian (age 23), Mykelti Ann (age 22), Paedon Brown (age 20), David Dayton (age 18), Aurora Alice (age 16), Savanah (age 13), Truely Grace (age 8), Ariella Mae (age 2), Aspyn Kristine (age 23), Madison Rose  (age 22), Hunter Elias (age 21), Robert “Garrison” (age 19), Gabriel January (age 17), Ysabel Paige (age 15), Breanna Rose (age 13) and Solomon Kody (age 6).

While all family members are expected to return in the upcoming season, we will have to see if the Brown family expands and new members get added to the ever-expanding, but well-functioning family.

Sister Wives Plot: What is it about?

The plot of ‘Sister Wives’ revolves around Kody Brown, who is an advertising salesman living with his four wives named Janelle, Meri, Christine, and Robyn. They have 18 children. The idea of the show is to try and reduce the stigma surrounding the concept of polygamy, by using terms like ‘coming out’. It has been and remains Kody’s hope that people will view polygamy differently once they witness the love that exists in their household.

The show is TLC’s way of exploring diversity and alternate lifestyles. However, there is always the chance that Kody’s wives might feel neglect or jealousy, especially if he decides to add a new member to the family. If someone were to make a feminist critique of the show, a question might come up that the series is essentially polygyny, which is still permitted in certain parts of the world. To truly destigmatize polygamy as a whole, viewers should be allowed to see across the spectrum, which includes polyandry and polygyny.

For those unaware, polyandry is the practice where a woman marries several men, while polygyny is where the male marries several women. However, with all that said and done, Kody’s belief in itself seems to come from a place of purity, as he says, “Love should be multiplied and not divided”. However, love is also something very fickle and one must wonder whether Kody can truly love all of his wives equally, or if it is just about moving on to a new woman and justifying it by ‘coming out’. It is not for us to judge the ethical and moral conundrums of polygamy here, it is for us to judge the show.

As a show itself, ‘Sister Wives’ is very frank in its approach. It does not shy away from showing the day to day activities of the family as we are taken right inside their households. We see how the children are managed, how the adults divide up the household chores, and how Kody tries to provide for his vast family. Over the seasons, various viewers have praised the show for the frank way in which the family has defended their lifestyle, with grounded and practical arguments. Even Oprah Winfrey went on to talk about the fascinating nature of the relationship among the wives on the show.

Hopefully, the series will continue in a similar manner and we will get to know more about the Brown family and their lifestyle choices. Love is ultimately unquantifiable, undefinable, and is completely subjective, resisting all stereotypes. The Brown family is living proof of that, as they are making this complex dynamic work, with a practical approach to their everyday life.

Sister Wives Season 14 Release Date: When will it premiere?

‘Sister Wives’ Season 13 premiered on January 20, 2019. TLC is yet to cancel or renew the season, but viewers must know that the network was not particularly impressed with the viewership the show has been pulling in since Season 11. However, Kody was and remains determined to keep the show on the air, to tell the world more about his way of life. Considering the fact that he has convinced the network in the past, he will most likely convince them to greenlight Season 14 as well. In that case, ‘Sister Wives’ Season 14 will most likely air sometime in January 2020 going by the release schedule of the two previous seasons. However, do stay tuned for an official update on the release date.

Sister Wives Trailer:

While we wait for an update on season 14, check out this clip from the show to refresh your memories.

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