Jaw Dropping: TLC Scrambles To Spin #SisterWives Divorce Scandal – PROOF Enclosed!

Posted on Feb 27 2015 - 1:49pm by BeachSpin


Sister Wives” is wrapping up this Sunday…and all of the execs at TLC are probably holding their collective breaths while the viewers weigh in on the carefully chosen spin that they have thrown into the Brown wife-swap whammy.

READ: EXCLUSIVE #SisterWives Scandal: The Real Tea Behind Kody Divorcing Meri & Marrying Robyn

The network has an uphill climb ahead of them, because while it was first believed that this could be a long thought out strategy towards a possible ratings bump, that theory has been proven dead wrong. To refresh your memories, Kody and Meri divorced last September, and Kody promoted fourth wife, Robyn, to the sole legal wife position on December 11th.  All About the Tea, as well as several other media outlets, broke the story of the swap over the course of a few days, with our story posting on February 1st.

READ: #SisterWives Shocker: Kody Divorced Meri And Married Robyn!

The cast was spotted filming last spring, which aligns with the graduations and the summertime road trip that were highlighted this season. The last time we saw Meri, she was awkwardly announcing that a change was a comin’,  before we flashed to a scene with a lawyer and her, where we learn of the divorce. While All About the Tea maintains that TLC has supposedly pulled a fast one. In addition to the Browns have seemingly been caught red handed in a shifty cover up, other outlets have been strangely credulous in the wake of the ‘shocking’ polygamous plot twist.   However, social media is an entirely different story, and a little digging uncovered the final nails to be pounded into the Brown/TLC coffin of viewer manipulation.

READ:  [EXCLUSIVE] BUSTED! #SisterWives Anthropology Study Proven Fake – See The Proof!

The first sign of TLC kicking off a damage control operation was the announcement of two specials, profiling the two wives in the midst of the power shift, Meri and Robyn. The “behind the scenes” specials aired on Feb 8th and Feb 15th, with the shiny new wife’s special, go figure, airing first.  Maybe TLC had this planned all along to build a dramatic ratings crescendo before the D-bomb is dropped? That’s what they are hoping the viewers will believe….but not so fast. A photo of the clap board being used on set during some obvious quickie taping was leaked, and the date and title identifying the project tells the story. The Meri special was being thrown together on February 2nd, just days AFTER the news of the divorce had begun to leak out to the public, debunking all theories pointing to TLC deliberately targeting a ratings boost.

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A little more digging uncovered a Facebook post put out by Karyn Thompson, who works for Puddle Monkey Productions, the production company behind Sister Wives.  The comment posted February 5th, indicated that they had JUST finished up with a Season 5, Sister Wives” production, with producer Christopher Poole interjecting that middle of the night editing was necessary.

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Will TLC come clean and spill the real story, or will the hard sell towards supporting this shady ‘family,’ whose claim of being vulnerable and real has been blown out of the cul de sac? How will the increasingly skeptical viewing audience accept the ‘real story’ Sunday night reveal being sold hard on the cast Twitter pages?


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23 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Birdie February 27, 2015 at 2:35 pm -

    I wonder if TLC even blinked when they heard about the divorce…or are they just so used to spinning this crap fest that it was just a day at the office. So much for a reality show….what has happened to TLC?? They are underestimating the intelligence of their viewers BIG time.

  2. RealitytvJunkie February 27, 2015 at 2:41 pm -

    Caught red-handed! There is no TLC can weasel out of this one. The divorce was edited in to save face and I’m done with this show. TLC has lost all integrity.

  3. chacha1 February 27, 2015 at 4:01 pm -

    They are liars and we are the saps that keep watching …. I am so done with those sleezy grifters ….

  4. RubyT February 27, 2015 at 9:26 pm -

    I don’t care about any cover up. Why did he divorce meri and marry Robyn? I read that it was due to custody issues for Robyn, but later read that that wasn’t true. So???

    • Golden Girl February 27, 2015 at 10:18 pm -

      nothing to do with custody issues. she’s been kody’s mistress (non legally married) for a few years now and her ex husband obviously had no issue with her living this dysfunctional lifestyle and exposing their shared 3 children to it so its all a lie that he suddenly has issues. everything these con artists spew out of their mouths are outright lies. i heard that robyn just got too big for her britches and demanded that kody really show his love and devotion to her and when he asked her how he could do this anymore than he was already doing, she told him that he should marry her, that because she’s the only “wife” willing and able to pop out more kids for him that she deserves to be his legal wife. she threatened to leave him and the family if he didn’t and she went crying to meri about how unloved she felt and meri offered to divorce (just like robyn’s previous empty promise to loan meri her womb) the putz so that she could marry him. these women are all screwed up and it’s a crying shame that this portrayal of such weak, insecure, jealous women (who are constantly vying for the love and attention from this balding half-wit) is on TV. these are not strong, empowered, confident women who realize their full worth and value, they are sad little weak women content to take turns with a raging egomaniac who thrives on being on tv. barf.

      • chacha1 February 28, 2015 at 10:56 am -

        Great comment and spot on !!!!

      • Karen Fortier February 28, 2015 at 4:02 pm -

        The aging, balding azzwipe, aka Kody “The Clown” Brown, has brought about the demise of this show all to appease the whore Robyn “Sobyn” Sullivan. There are so few fans that can barely stomach the two of them, and only watch the show for the other three women and the many kids. Every fan hates the way Truly is neglected by Kody and it is so apparent she has no love for him any longer. The show has been renewed and it will bring in so few watchers the sponsors will pull out after a few shows. I am so completely finished watching that I no longer will watch another episode.

    • Birdie February 27, 2015 at 10:24 pm -

      The whole show’s premise is HONEST reality…that is what the Browns and TLC claim. If this isn’t true…then we need to call it a staged icky manipulation and be done with it.

      • Golden Girl February 27, 2015 at 11:35 pm -

        The only thing “honest” about it is that is that it’s honestly nothing more than a bunch of lies, embellishments, exaggerations, contrived and staged drama – and has been from the start, starting with their bogus/staged “fearful dark of night departure from Lehi to Vegas.”

        • chacha1 February 28, 2015 at 10:54 am -

          They lived like that for 18 years yet soon as sobbin Robyn comes on the scene then they have to “flee” to Nevada to keep the family intact, what a bunch of dirtbags …. I do not think Nevada wants them either

          • caringincanada February 28, 2015 at 12:49 pm -

            Notice Kody smiling on the tell all. That’s unusual but he got what he wanted and the sucker fans believe it.they have so many preview clips out on various magazines who needs to watch the show.

          • chacha1 March 1, 2015 at 6:34 pm -

            Kody is smiling because he thinks everyone believes his lies

    • chacha1 February 28, 2015 at 10:52 am -

      That slug Robyn has been in Kodys life for over 4-1/2 years and who knows how much longer since she was buying Victoria Secret lingeree and ran up a $2000.00 bill and we all know it was not for the husband who took her purity …. and as for adopting the 3 Jessop kids I highly doubt it, they are in their teens and the bio father will most likely not permit it.
      They are scamming the system again ….. and TLC should be ashamed for renewing these hosebags, I cannot believe any sponsor would jump on this shows ship

    • caringincanada February 28, 2015 at 12:39 pm -

      Gee more people like you not caring and we’ll be in great shape in this world.

      • RubyT February 28, 2015 at 6:51 pm -

        uh-huh. this ‘cover-up’ is not high on my list of importance.

    • chacha1 March 1, 2015 at 5:42 pm -

      If Kody and Robins lips are moving then they are lying …. he only has the hots for Robin and that is why he divorced Meri, he s like a hounddog on a basketball

  5. Karen Fortier February 28, 2015 at 2:11 am -

    I am honestly finished with the show, including the upcoming episode on Sunday. TLC has lost me as a viewer because they no longer have my trust. The lies they promote on Sister Wives and on 19KAC are no longer acceptable. They have insulted my intelligence for the last time and it’s never going to happen again. Both shows claim to be based on religion and how important God is to their lives. The only God these people worship is spelled MONEY. The truth means nothing to either show and they have no respect for loyal viewers. We understand a lot of these shows are scripted much of the time and we know they are also heavily edited. Just because we watch them, knowing much of the drama is made up, doesn’t mean we are ignorant fools. But, the arrogance has gotten out of hand and both shows think they can say or do anything and we are too stupid to see through the lies and manipulation. I may be a lot of things, but stupid is not one of them. I will be boycotting every advertiser that sponsors either one of these shows because that is where it will make the biggest impact…in the pockets of TLC and Discovery Communications. I will make phone calls, send e-mails and even send snail mail to every sponsor informing them of why I will no longer use or endorse their products. I am going to encourage every person I know to follow suit, and trust me, they will pay attention, just ask the ex-sponsors of Rush Limbagh’s pathetic radio lies.

    • chacha1 February 28, 2015 at 10:49 am -

      ITA and if you could post numbers or emails to the sponsors I will also contact them

    • caringincanada February 28, 2015 at 12:43 pm -

      I recommend you go to Sound Choices Coalition and do some reading.There are 50 thousand polygamists in Utah. Most of the women claim welfare as single Moms. Christine was accepting aid months into the taping of the show. Bankruptcy claims by most of the Adults.They are bursting out of Utah and moving to your town soon so you can fund their huge families. Kody’s church leader is accused of sexual abuse by his daughter. She has a blog . She is Rosemary Williams of the old my5 wives show.These are scammers and women abusers .

    • chacha1 March 1, 2015 at 5:34 pm -

      Kody and his p*ssy Posse tried to scam some investors out of 1-1/2 million,they were going to say that they had expenses and the business went bankrupt all the while they are paying off their houses …. the investors did everything but spit at them … applauding the investors for seeing what we see, a bunch of lying grifters

  6. caringincanada February 28, 2015 at 1:01 pm -

    To all women who don’t think they have to walk ten paces behind a man dropping out babies like a livestock : how about if we boycott this show on Sunday. There are sites like this and Cynical Jinx where you can get the blow by blow account.And give comments.The little girls in Utah cannot speak out against the mistreatment of women. Even Christine’s Mom was shunned for leaving polygamy but let back to sell handbags on their site. Kody’s antipolygamist friend was to be banned. So do you think their kids know what happens when you go against them. Don’t watch for little Rosemary Williams who says her Dad molested her.(Brady and wives on facebook). why would you watch when her dad is Kody’s church leader? The brown’s need to go to work and support their own cult. Do not do it for them please.

  7. Laura February 28, 2015 at 2:23 pm -

    Jumped the shark. Wonder how long they’ll keep those tacky mcmansions without the TLC cash? Their grift seems to be over and I’m only feeling sad for the kids who had no choice about being born in that mess. Free Truely 🙁

  8. mytwocents March 3, 2015 at 8:33 am -

    I stopped watching this show quite a while ago, but I am very surprised about the legal divorce of Kody and Meri. I can see by social media that most are not buying the reason given to adopt Robin’s children. What does everyone think the real reason is? Is it believed that Kody simply favors Robin? Or, is there another reason That I’m not picking up on?