'Sister Wives' Season 16: 5 things you didn't know about the TLC reality show

'Sister Wives' Season 16: 5 things you didn't know about the TLC reality show
Kody Brown with his wives; Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn Brown form the cast of 'Sister Wives' on TLC (Instagram)

This November, TLC will bring back 'Sister Wives', a reality show that premiered in 2010. The show documents the everyday life of a polygamist family, including the father Kody Brown and his four wives (Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn) and their 18 children. The family of 23 began the series while living in Utah and then moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2011.

Brown and his wives said that they participated in the show to create public awareness of polygamist families, thereby combating societal differences. He says that he believes that his polygamist arrangement is legal since he is legally married only to one woman (Robyn), while his other 3 marriages (to Meri, Janelle, and Christine) are spiritual unions.



'Sister Wives': Robyn and Meri hash out their house problem, say Kody is to blame for all of it

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When does 'Sister Wives' release and where can you watch it

Season 16 of 'Sister Wives' releases on November 21, 2021, and can be watched on TLC. 

What is 'Sister Wives' all about

The official synopsis reads: "While blatantly breaking laws against plural marriages, Cody, his four wives, and multiple children strive for happiness all while keeping the condition of their unions secret".

Who stars on the TLC show

Kody Brown

Kody Brown is a husband to four wives, namely Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Roby, and is the biological father of 15 children, with another 3 being adopted. Having said that, Brown is legally married only to Robyn and married the others spiritually. To adopt 3 of Robyn's children from her previous marriage, he divorced his first wife, Meri. 




The rest of the cast includes Christine Brown, Meri Brown, Robyn Sullivan Jessop Brown, and Janelle Brown.



The series is written by Amy Bridges and directed by Tim Gibbons and Adam Hirsch.


The latest promo for 'Sister Wives' teases an atmosphere of tension in the Brown house and it doesn’t appear that anyone in the family is happy. “Kody [Brown] is in a really bad place,” one of the wives says in the new clip. Christine Brown is later shown storming off and saying, “I don’t want to talk to you,” while Janelle Brown tells the group, “You guys give me the property, and you can move.” Meanwhile, Meri Brown is shown in tears while Robyn Brown notes, “Our family is crumbling.”




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