Sister Wives premiered on TLC on September 26, 2010. This series follows Kody Brown, his three - soon to be four - wives and their many children. Sister Wives explores the complex daily life of a polygamist family. It introduces audiences to husband Kody - along with his three wives; Meri, Janelle and Christine and their combined 13 children - showing how they attempt to navigate life as a "normal" family in a society that shuns their lifestyle. From their unconventional family structure and living arrangements to financial challenges, each episode exposes the inner workings of a polygamist household, revealing the relationships between Kody's wives.