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Missing ‘Sister Wives’? Here Are Other Polygamy Shows & Movies

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Many fans are missing Sister Wives and yearning for other polygamy-based shows and movies to watch.

While there is no denying some tune in to watch TLC’s Sister Wives because they have fallen in love with the Brown family… That is not what originally drew people to the show. The original allure of the show for most people is polygamy. A lot of people are obsessed with wanting to understand plural marriage better.

And, who could blame them? Polygamy relationships work quite different than a typical monogamous relationship. Moreover, there tends to be a thick layer of drama associated with polygamy. After all, it is HARD to share the one you love with so many other people.

Polygamy-based shows and movies to watch in absence of Sister Wives

Unfortunately, the 2020 Season of Sister Wives is over. Moreover, some fans of the Brown family were not thrilled with how the season played out. There are some who even question if the series should be renewed for another season. A combination of uncertainty about the show’s future and a lack of new episodes to watch has many fans yearning… Yearning another polygamy-based show or movie to sink their teeth into.

Fortunately, we’ve done a little digging. And, we’ve compiled a list of shows and movies you might enjoy!

My Five Wives

My Five Wives is another polygamy-based TV show from TLC. The show aired from 2013 to 2014. It was based out of Utah. It told the story of Brady Williams and his five wives Paulie, Robyn, Rosemary, Nonie, and Rhonda. The Williams family is somewhat unique in the fact that they exited the fundamentalist Mormon religion. They, however, remained strong as a family unit.

Seeking Sister Wife

Seeking Sister Wife is another polygamy-based series from TLC. The show also featured two seasons from 2018 to 2019. According to Cheat Sheet, the show was never officially cancelled. The series followed the story of families looking to add an additional sister wife to their family.

Polygamy, USA

Stepping away from TLC, Polygamy, USA aired on the National Geographic Channel back in 2013. The series focused on fundamentalist Mormon polygamists living in Centennial Park, Arizona. This series, however, isn’t really a drama or a reality TV show. It took a more educational and serious approach to diving into the polygamy world.

Escaping Polygamy

Unfortunately, not every polygamy-based series and movie shows the lifestyle in a positive life. Escaping Polygamy is a series that initially premiered on the A&E network. It later moved to Lifetime. It is currently three seasons in. The series tells the story of three adult sisters who exited a polygamist sect called The Order.

Brother Husbands

Now, one common theme among polygamy-based TV shows and movies is a husband with several times. Polyandry, however, is a thing.  TLC once aired a special about a woman named Amanda Liston. Brother Husbands is the name of the special. It featured Amanda and her husbands at the time Chad Liston and Jeremy Johnston. The show aired back in 2017. The trio were raising five children. They lived together in a single home.

TLC fans had hoped Brother Husbands would turn into a series. Unfortunately, that didn’t end up happening. Still, there is a one-hour special Sister Wives fans can enjoy.

Notably, Amanda Liston has made appearances on a few other shows including King of the Nerds on TBS and Engaged and Underage on MTV.

Three Wives, One Husband

Three Wives, One Husband is a four-episode Netflix series. It premiered back in 2017. The series told the story of Enoch Foster. Foster is the father of 16 children. The series also featured his two (and almost three) wives. The family live together in a secluded polygamist community located in Utah.

Big Love

If you are looking for something not in the realm of reality TV… HBO premiered a series called Big Love back in 2006. The series gave a fictional look into the polygamy world. The show was surprisingly well-received by HBO viewers. It ran from 2006 to 2011 before being cancelled.

The Handmaid’s Tale

Hulu Original The Handmaid’s Tale has a bit of a polygamy theme. The show tells the story of a dystopian future. In this future, husbands have a wife and a handmaid. The handmaid serves to be with the husband for the sole purpose of bearing a child for he and his wife. The handmaid is only part of the family until she gives birth to a child. They remove the handmaid from the family after. This prevents attachment to the baby.

The Other Lamb

The Other Lamb is a drama and horror movie released in 2019. The movie tells the story of a woman born into an all-female cult. The cult is led by a man. The woman slowly begins to question both his teachings and her own reality.

This list of TV shows and movies featuring polygamy only begins to scratch the surface

As hard as it is to believe, this list is far from complete. There are a wealth of polygamy-based shows and movies for Sister Wives fans to enjoy. Hopefully, this list can give you a little taste of the polygamy TV that Sister Wives fans miss.

So, does learning of so many polygamy-based TV shows and movies surprise you? Have you watched any of these shows before? Will you be checking them out now? Tell us about it in the comments down below!


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