Sister Wives Season 8 Promo: Will Meri Stick Around?
We can all breathe a sigh of relief now, reality TV viewers.
Sister Wives will be returning early next year to TLC.
There had been some doubts about whether the series would air another season, considering some of the internal strife that continues to exist between Kody and his wives.
But the cable network just dropped a trailer for Season 8 and confirmed that it will premiere on Sunday, January 20 at 8/7c.
As for what viewers can expect from upcoming installments?
It looks like Meri Brown will keep struggling with her place in this unusual family, as has been the case for nearly as long as we can remember.
Earlier this fall, we documented the various ways in which Meri has fallen out of favor in her unique marriage.
Early on in this preview, we see Meri ask Kody for money for a down payment on a bed and breakfast she wants to open… only to be rebuffed for her efforts.
This leads to an awkward sit-down with another Sister Wife.
The family also moves back to Utah from Las Vegas, which makes Kody very happy — yet doesn't sit well with Janelle and a few others.
Do you think Kody cares about their feelings at all, though? Come on. Of course not.
"Eventually, I'm going to lead to places they might not want to go," he says in a confessional. "But I am going to lead."
At one point, Gabriel actually steps up and says he's "fuming inside" over the move, labeling it as "awful" because he's in the middle of his junior year in high school.
Changes are clearly ahead for this group, and it's unclear whether they will end up in a better place when all is said, argued about and done.
“I just feel like they’re running away from something, and I don’t know what they’re running away from,” daughter Aspyn admits in the sneak peek
The trailer concludes with a shot of the Brown family standing in a circle in an empty room, saying a prayer.
While they appear to be united, there are clearly a few tear-stained cheeks in the group, implying that Kody''s leadership could be taking everyone someplace that could fracture the clan in the long run.
Check out this teaser to see what we mean.