A real-life version of HBO’s "Big Love" is heading to TLC in the form of a reality show tracking a polygamist family in Utah, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog.
Called "Sister Wives," the program will center on husband Kody, his wives Meri, Janelle and Christine and their 13 kids, the story says. The storyline will follow Kody as he adds a fourth wife to the family, a woman who is younger than his current spouses and who has three of her own children, he article adds. The show, produced by "Jon & Kate Plus 8" production company Figure 8 Films, has a seven-episode order and the network may order more if the ratings justify it.
The family decided to go along with the reality show because they wanted to lift some of the secrecy around their living situation and are "looking for understanding," according to TLC President Eileen O’Neill, the article adds.