TLC renews 'Sister Wives'
As expected, TLC has ordered a second season of "Sister Wives." Kody Brown, his four wives and their 16 children will return for 10 episodes, which are scheduled to air beginning in March 2011.
But first, fans will be able to go on a honeymoon with Kody and his fourth wife, Robyn, thanks to a special scheduled to air Nov. 28 at 11 p.m.
The hourlong special will focus on Kody and Robyn "as they enjoy their first moments alone as husband and wife," a TLC publicist said.
While the couple is off honeymooning, wives Merri, Janelle and Christine take the 16 Brown kids on a camping trip and "openly share their feelings about Kody and how they're coping with bringing on a fourth wife."
Ironically, the announcement about the real-life Utah polygamists came on the heels of HBO's decision that "Big Love" about a fictional family of polygamists who live in Sandy will go off the air in 2011 after the upcoming fifth season, which begins in January.
A second season of "Sister Wives" seemed a foregone conclusion. The first-season finale drew 2.7 million viewers, a very big number for a cable network like TLC.
The channel has already scheduled its first "Sister Wives" special, which will air Sunday at 11 p.m. Kody and his four wives will sit down for an hour-long interview with NBC's Natalie Morales.
Among the topics? The possibility that Kody could be charged with bigamy. The Utah County Attorney's Office has not announced whether it will pursue legal action against the Lehi polygamist.
The "Sister Wives Honeymoon Special" is scheduled to air Sunday, Nov. 28, at 11 p.m. MT on the TLC cable channel.