Sister Wives: Trading Anonymity for Tolerance

On Mother's Day, Kody and the kids prepare a big breakfast for their moms and grandmothers.

While many mainstream Mormons are uncomfortable being associated with polygamy and polygamists, the Browns of TLC's Sister Wives similarly do not want to be associated with all polygamists.(The Browns call members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints based in Salt Lake City "mainstream" Mormons)"We were tired of Warren Jeffs being the poster child of plural marriage," Janelle Brown told me in an interview.Warren Jeffs is the former head of the Fundamentalist Church of … [Read more...]

TLC Picks Up “My Five Wives” as a Series

Nonie, Robyn, Brady, Paulie, Rhonda, and Rosemary (Source: TLC)

I just received word from Shannon Martin, a senior director of publicity with TLC, that the show "My Five Wives" featuring the Williams family has been picked up as a series.The nine episode season¬†is set to premiere on March 9.The debut/pilot episode aired back in September. According to The Hollywood Reporter, that episode "averaged 1.9 million total viewers."On Tuesday, Approaching Justice reported about the response of Brady Williams to Friday's Brown v. Buhman¬†ruling which s … [Read more...]

Have You Seen “My Five Wives” on TLC?

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TLC recently aired a pilot for a new reality show about a polygamous family in Utah. No, not the Browns. They now live in Nevada.Well, meet the Williams Family:Go watch the full episode here.I was intrigued to hear that the family had moved away from Mormon fundamentalism and that they had a rather pluralistic approach to religion.What do you think about the episode?What differences do you notice between the Williams family and the Brown family of Sister Wives fame? … [Read more...]


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