'Sister Wives' season 8 cancelled? Renewal for new season still unclear as Kody Brown and wives petition US Supreme Court to recognize plural marriage

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Last season’s “Sister Wives” saw the latest drama in the Brown family as Kody Brown’s first wife, Meri, became involved in a catfishing scandal which rocked the family. But in the season 7 finale, Kody and Meri had a talk while on vacation in Hawaii, and while Kody said that their relationship might never be the same again, he hoped that simple courtesy between the two of them would grow into something more.

There have been reports that off screen, Kody’s wives Meri, Robyn, Janelle, and Christine are rebelling against him and are at odds with one another. Certainly, a feud within the family could mean that the show would have more storylines to discuss in season 8, but it could also mean that they could go their separate ways and the show could get cancelled.

TLC has yet to announce a season 8 renewal for the reality series, but despite reports of family infighting, it looks like the Brown family is working together to petition the U.S. Supreme Court to recognize plural marriage.

According to FOX News, Kody and his wives were given more time to pursue an appeal in their case against the state of Utah. Back in 2012, the Brown family sued the state over its ban on plural marriage. The family were under investigation for bigamy after their TLC reality show aired. They claimed that the ban on plural marriage overstepped their religious freedom and right to privacy. However, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver said that the Browns cannot sue Utah because the family never faced charges.

It was previously reported that Kody believes that his polygamist arrangement is legal since he is technically married to only one woman Meri while his other marriages are “spiritual unions.” In 2014, Kody and Meri had a legal divorce so that Kody could marry Robyn and adopt her three children.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted the family until Sept. 10 to file a petition of certiorari to have the country’s top court review their case.