'My Three Wives' Premieres Tonight on TLC (Video)

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December 18th, 2012

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Premieres Tuesday, December 18 at 10PM (et/pt)
When Joe Darger married his wife, Alina, it was a quiet, simple ceremony, except for the fact that he also married Alina’s cousin, Vicki, on the very same day. Marrying two women at once was unprecedented even in their polygamist culture.  A few years later, Joe took a third wife, and this time he married Vicki’s twin sister, Val.  As a plural family, they all live together in the same house, raising all two dozen children as if they were their own.  But as some of their kids come of age, this big polygamist family faces some major challenges.  What happens when protective father, Joe, discovers his daughter is engaged on Facebook?  Is the mysterious groom-to-be a polygamist?  And will Papa Joe ever give his blessing to marry his daughter?  Take a step inside the original "Big Love" and meet the family that started it all. 

  • Noelle

    I’m sorry, but marrying three women who are all related to one another is sickening. How the women can live like that, I’ll never know.

  • Alex

    Noelle, who are we to judge others for their lives. I’m not a polygamist and doubt I could ever be one. But to call someone elses sickening, is sickening in an of itself. They seem like nice people with a different take on family. It’s God’s job to judge not mine not yours.

  • psychic

    Ick. I don’t want to cast doubts on someone else’s lifestyle, but… Yeah, no. I can safely say it’s not for me. I might tune in for the drama factor.

  • CaboCara

    Great, another show that twists and glamorizes what FLDS polygamy is. People need to understand that polygamy is NOT all “sister wives” and “big love” or the Dargers. The law “turns a blind eye” to FLDS polygamy where children (girls as young as 12) are married off to older men and then live off of welfare (known as “bleeding the beast”)… as discussed in new book “plygs”, a fact based journalistic view at the world of FLDS polygamy. Warren Jeffs, the leader of this group (serving a life sentence for child rape) ordered only 15 men in the group can procreate with ANY of the women of their choice…predicted an apocalypse, Told followers to be ready to go at a moments notice. This after findings of his journal about a bed ordered specially made for the purpose of sexually assaulting young girls were outlined in a diary he called ‘priesthood records’. He told followers the bed must be made of hardwood, sturdy so it wouldn’t rattle, long enough to hold his frame and covered with a plastic sheet to ‘protect the mattress from what will happen on it’…. now a lot of the families from TX have moved out of the ranch… this means that many young girls are being moved across state lines or even across the border to Canada this is human trafficking for sexual reasons. the government doesn’t seem to be doing anything…this group are nothing but pedophiles and welfare cheats.

  • LostinSpace

    This is just sick…I understand polygamy but it’s just taking it far for this family. Everyone is related! thats just nasty. Kids will be confused and wonder is they are cousins or brother/sister. They are both. Keeping it in the family.

  • Kimberly

    I actually really enjoyed the episode and I watch Sister Wives too. I found that I preferred the Darger family. The Browns are just such prudes and clearly not okay with the lifestyle they live because they are so stand-offish about affection and everything has to be separate instead of living as the one family they claim to be.

  • Phillip

    Hello my name is Phillip Madison and I am a student studying American attitudes toward polygamy in light of the popularity of shows such as Big Love and Sister Wives. Please take a few moments to share your opinions with me. All responses are anonymous and I am not interested in who you are, just what you think. Thank you!


  • Sam

    I was born in to, and left this lifestyle to be a monogamist father. I would relate criticism towards people who live this way to criticism towards ones religion, or other alternative lifestyle. I would strongly discourage any man or woman from living poligamy, as the benefits do not exceed the contributions of dad, mom(s), and the kids. Poligamy, religion, and lifestyle should never be an excuse to abuse or mis-use others, it should be for love and co-existence. I wish the best for my relatives who have chosen this lifestyle, but I certainly would not recommend it.

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