‘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.