Review | Sister Wives

Airs Sunday 3/13

Us Rating: ***

Naysayers be darned. Utah's Kody Brown and his loves -- legal wife Meri, plus Janelle, Christine and newbie Robyn -- return to illustrate how they make their unconventional relationships work. Not easy.

Their 16 kids, now outed, head back to school, and Aurora, 7, is worried about losing friends. Meanwhile, the adults face a police investigation of bigamy. No doubt the clan's lifestyle is questionable (at best), but their determination to uphold a wholesome, family-first bond remains intriguing. Beware the couch confessionals, though. Kody and the wives' banal chattiness is grounds for a split! (TLC, 9 P.M.)

--JOHN GRIFFITHS