'Sister Wives' Season 17: 5 things you need to know about TLC reality show

A new season of the reality show calls for more drama, high tolerance for cringe-worthy situations, and power-packed episodes


                            'Sister Wives' Season 17: 5 things you need to know about TLC reality show
Kody Brown with his wives, Robyn, Meri, Christine and Janelle Brown from 'Sister Wives' (Instagram - @sisterwivestlc)
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Who doesn't like good news? Especially knowing that the famous TLC reality show, 'Sister Wives' is renewed for another season, and the cast has already kickstarted production! Both Robyn and Meri Brown confirmed the news via their respective Instagram Live. It's been a long journey for the Browns; the very first season of 'Sister Wives' was released in September of 2010. 

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So what can we expect to see in an all-new season of the show? According to Meri's live stream called, "Fridays with Friends" which began last year, we can see a glimpse of her and Robyn at Ariella’s mermaid-themed birthday party. Meri also requests Robyn to help her reattach her jewelry, and jokes about Robyn trying to strangle her. Seems like we're off to a great start already. Just like in the past, Season 17 is expected to have 11 episodes as well, with the highlight being Kody Brown, as always. 

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

Season 17 of 'Sister Wives' is currently under production and is scheduled to premiere in 2023, on TLC.

What is 'Sister Wives' all about?

Kody Brown, along with his four wives, Meri, Janelle, Robyn, and Christine Brown, strive to negotiate life as a “normal” family, along with their family of 17 children. Each episode delves into the workings of a polygamist home and the relationships between the wives as well. 

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Who stars in the TLC reality show?

Kody Brown 

Kody Brown currently has three wives (married to one legally, while the other three were spiritual marriages), namely Meri, Janelle, and Robyn, with Christine having divorced him in 2021. Kody is the biological father to 14 children, and 3 nonbiological children with his wives Meri, Janelle, Robyn, and ex-wife Christine Brown. 

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Robyn Brown 

Robyn, the second wife of Kody Brown, had been married since December of 2014. The couple share one child together, named David. She also has children, Dayton, Aurora, and Breanna from a previous relationship. Robyn is an actress by profession, and is known for her roles in 'Just Shoot Me!', 'Sister Wives', and 'WGN Morning News'. 

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Meri Brown 

Meri, the first wife of Kody Brown, has been married to the man for 24 years, since April of 1990. They were legally divorced in 2014 so that Kody could marry Robyn (his fourth wife) and adopt her three children, but still live together. On February 4, 2022, Meri revealed on an Instagram post that she is estranged from Kody. The two share one child, Mariah Brown. 

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Janelle Brown 

Janelle, Kody's second wife via spiritual marriage, has been married to the man since June of 1993, via a spiritual marriage. They have six children together, namely, Logan, Madison, Hunter, Garrison  Gabriel and, Savannah Brown. From Season 16 of the show, it seems like Janelle is thinking of leaving Kody too, after seeing how freeing the divorce has been on Christine Brown, who is also one of her closest friends.

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Christine Brown 

Christine, Kody's third wife, used to be married to him, although only spiritually. She announced her divorce in November of 2021, and the two decided to split ways after over 25 years together. They have six children together, namely, Aspyn, Mykelti, Paedon, Gwendlyn, Ysabel, and Truely. 

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Showrunners 

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The writer of the series is Amy Bridges, with Tim Gibbons as the director. 

Trailer 

We're yet to see a trailer for the new season but stay tuned for more updates.