The Sister Wives a Polygamist Family Reality Show Visits The Oprah Winfrey Show Today
TLC's newest reality TV family, The Browns, are visiting The Oprah Winfrey Show today for an interview. The reality show Sister Wives follows a Fundamental Mormon family that practices polygamy in Utah. Polygamy is the practice of having more than one spouse at one time. This polygamist reality show has been causing some controversy however the ratings prove that the show is a hit with TLC viewers. The hour long premiere episode of Sister Wives called Meet Kody & the Wives first aired a few weeks ago and pulled in 2.26 million viewers. Sister Wives is doing better than Kate Plus 8's most recent episode despite the many viewers boycotting the polygamist reality show.
Kody Brown is legally married to his wife Meri but he also has two other sister wives, Christine and Janelle. All together they have 13 children. Kody just married a 4th wife named Robyn Sullivan and she brings her 3 children from a previous monogamist relationship into the family. Altogether they make up a large family of 21 that appears to be functional so far.
Kody Brown says the reason the family decided to do the show was because of the secrecy surrounding polygamy. They realize there were risks involved with sharing their lifestyle with the world but they remain committed to the show and "felt it was a risk worth taking."
Kody Brown, the patriarch of TLC’s reality show Sister Wives, is currently under investigation for bigamy. Police in Lehi, Utah, announced they are investigating Kody Brown and his wives for possible charges of bigamy, a third-degree felony. Once the investigation concludes, the police plan to turn their evidence over to the Utah County Attorney's office for review. The Utah Attorney General's office has not ruled out pursuing a case against the Brown family, but they also stated they do not have the resources to go after polygamists unless they suspect a more serious crime such as child abuse or child trafficking.
Sister Wives airs on TLC on Sundays at 10:00pm check your local cable or satellite listings for channel and showtimes.
The Sister Wives will be on The Oprah Winfrey Show to discuss their lifestyle, jealousy issues and how polygamy affects the children at 4:00 today October 14, 2010.
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Sister Wives is back on TLC for a second season click here for Sister Wives 2.