The Brown family is coming back to our TVs starting this September…well, at least some of them anyway.
TLC has just announced that the sixth season of the family’s show, Sister Wives, will premiere on Sunday, September 13. Judging from the network’s description of the season (and the exclusive sneak peek video that the network gave to The Wrap), we’re in for a wild ride!
The season picks up right where we left off with the Browns. Meri Brown, the first (and only legal) wife of Kody, had just gotten word that their divorce is final, and discusses whether or not she will attend fourth wife Robyn‘s legal wedding to Kody. As we learned last season, Kody wants to adopt Robyn’s three kids from her previous marriage, but since Robyn was not legally married to Kody, they had encountered some issues. Meri seems to have moved on from the pain she felt over having to divorce Kody.
“I feel like I’ve dealt with it enough that I can see the bigger picture,” she says in the clip.
While that may be the case, the Season 6 description hints at something much more juicy happening in the family.
“While Meri’s divorce from Kody was meant to be just a document shuffle, it has become nothing like what the family thought it would be, per the Discovery-owned cable channel’s description,” reported The Wrap. “So much has changed and the whole family struggles to figure out how to move forward.”
For months, it’s been hinted on reality TV message boards and Facebook groups that Meri has left the family. Now single (legally) and without any children living at home, Meri really has nothing tying her to the rest of the Brown family (except her “love” for Kody).
When Kody and Robyn announced that Robyn was pregnant a few months ago via a family photo, Meri looked less-than-enthused by the whole charade and barely mustered a “Congrats” on social media to the couple. She seemed to be on the outs with the family.
In fact, a few months ago, Meri seemed to be hinting that she actually had a new boyfriend, a person she had met via Twitter. She and a man who claimed to be named Sam seemed to be in a relationship and Meri was making no attempt to hide it.
Meri and this Sam character even hinted that they were engaged. Kody seemed to be getting angry at Meri and Sam’s blatant flaunting of their relationship. Kody even gave Sam, who went by the Twitter handle “NotBatmanYet,” an online scolding in late June. (That’s what this tweet was about.)
Unfortuanatly for Meri, her “relationship” with “Sam” seems to have been a major case of catfishing. It was later revealed that “Sam” turned out to be a woman who had a history of catfishing women. Since the catfishing was exposed, Meri has been silent on Twitter.
In addition to Meri’s issues, it appears that the sixth season of ‘Sister Wives’ will also focus on the issues that Kody and Robyn face when Kody tries to adopt her kids. It’s been reported that her ex-husband, David Preston Jessop, is not ready to sign his kids over to Kody, even though he has not seen them in well over a year, according to Robyn.
Kody will also try to bond with his daughters this season. In the past, Kody’s been criticized for spending more time with his sons than his daughters.
As per usual, it seems that second and third wives Janelle and Christine will be relegated to background figures this season. They did, apparently, get a free trip to Alaska however. The family was spotted filming in an Alaskan ski town earlier this month.
‘Sister Wives’ Season 6 premieres on TLC on Sunday, September 13. It will be followed by the “Best of Sister Wives Tell All” special, according to the network.
Watch the sneak peek clip below: