Air date: Sunday 9/26

Us rating: ****

Big Love goes reality in this provocative, utterly fascinating look at truelife polygamists. Meet Kody Brown, an ad salesman and fundamentalist Mormon who cheers, "I have three awesome wives!" Actually, he's only legally wed to Meri, but he lives with Janelle and Christine too. All of them are bright and generous about revealing the details of their lives (separate apartments in one house, date nights, etc.). They're also honest: When the gang takes on a new wife, Meri admits to some jealousy. And did we mention the 13 kids?! (TLC, 10 P.M.)