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‘Sister Wives’ Season 19: Filming Details After Garrison’s Death

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TLC has not yet confirmed a season 19 of Sister Wives, but the stars of the beloved franchise have.

The question is, what will it look like given everything that’s been going on?

Between new marriages, cancer scares, and the shocking news of the death of one of Kody’s sons, season 19 is poised to be emotional.

Here’s what we know so far.

Christine Brown and David Woolley look so cute in this photo from Sister Wives
Christine Brown and David Woolley look so cute in this photo from Sister Wives. (TLC)

David Woolley Joining ‘Sister Wives’ Season 19 In BIG WAY

Christine Brown sat down with People Magazine at the start of 2024 and made two things very clear:

ONE: Sister Wives Season 19 is very much on the way!

TWO: Her brand new husband will play a major role on it!

“People are going to be seeing a lot with the two of us,” Brown told the publication in a joint interview with David, adding: “I’m really excited for everybody to meet David more, because he’s really genuine.”

As loyal Sister Wives fans know, Christine split from Kody Brown in November 2021, writing on Instagram back then:

“We will continue to be a strong presence in each other’s lives as we parent our beautiful children and support our wonderful family.”

Christine Brown on TLC with David Woolley
Christine Brown gesture here at David Woolley during his first Sister Wives appearance. (TLC)

Christine later met Woolley on a dating website and went public with the relationship on Valentine’s Day of 2023.

“I finally found the love of my life, David,” she said at the time, clearly very smitten.

David Is Already Used To The Cameras

Fast forward to October of 2023, and Christine and David were married, and so, his career in reality tv took off.

First, he sat alongside Brown for a discussion on the Sister Wives one-on-one special that aired in December; then he got tons of screen time when TLC followed the pair around for their special, Sister Wives: Christine and David’s Wedding.

But with Season 19, he will have his firs legitimate run as a cast member.

“They threw me to the wolves,” joked Woolley to People, who said he “never wanted to be on camera” before meeting and falling for Christine.

He’s accepted and embraced this new aspect of his life, however.

Christine Brown in front of the camera
Christine Brown is featured in this Sister Wives interview. (TLC)

“Listen, I tried, but then I ended up talking over him and then I feel really bad,” Brown jumped in with People, explaining how she has done all she can to take the lead on air.

“When the interview with the one-on-one with (host) Suki (Krishnan), she was like, ‘How did you propose?’ And I’m like, ‘Let me tell you.’ And I just totally took over.”

Meri Brown on the air on TLC
Meri Brown looks a little bit concerned in this scene from Sister Wives. (TLC)

Meri Brown Is Returning To ‘Sister Wives’ Despite Fall Out With Family

In the last few years, it’s become clear that Meri has had a falling out with her plural family.

After leaving Kody, her relationship with the other wives start to deteriorate. For one thing, she was not at Christine’s wedding. For another, she sat along at Garrison’s memorial, separate from Janelle and the kids (more on that in a second.)

However, whatever drama is happening with the other women, Meri is still part of the TV family. She confirmed on Miss Understood Podcast with Rachel Uchitel that she would be back for season 19.

“I’m around,” she insisted, though gave no details on the show filming. She simply added, “I’m very excited. I’m  not going anywhere. “

Will There Be Sister Wives Season 19 after Garrison Brown’s Death?

While the family sounds prepared to kick off another season, things took a turn for the devastating on March 5. That’s when it was announced that Janelle and Kody’s son Garrison died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

The news saddened the world over, given that the young man was on 25 and that he was just starting to rebuild his life in Arizona. Garrison famously had a falling out with his famous father, but was still incredibly close with his mother.

Unless the show is cancelled, it is very likely that the aftermath the family faces after his passing will play out on the next season of the show.

In fact, reports from The Sun suggest that the show was indeed in production at the time of his passing.

“As sad as it is, his unexpected death came during the timeline of filming,” a family source shared with the outlet.

Garrison’s strained relationship with father Kody was a family focus last season and the source claims that TLC will want to “continue the storyline and fans are going to expect to know what happened to him.”

“I can’t imagine any of this won’t be filmed,” they said, adding, “I just don’t how far this will go and how deep the family will get.”

Kody Brown here with Janelle Brown
Kody Brown and Janelle Brown share the screen here. They no longer share a marriage. (TLC)

Is ‘Sister Wives’ Season 19 Canceled for 2024?

No premiere date has been set for Sister Wives Season 19. Given everything we’ve heard, the likelihood that the show is cancelled is low. Undoubtledly, the family will want to share their next steps in the wake of tragedy with fans.

But who will star on the show?

It will include Christine and David; a now-single Janelle Brown; Meri Brown and maybe her new ex-boyfriend; and then Kody and Robyn Brown, who remain legally married.

“I don’t really prepare him for things,” Christine told People about David joining the show.

“It’s like, this is what it is. This is what we’re talking about kind of a thing. We’re going to meet and have a People Magazine interview…

“But he’s just authentic and real and I think that shines through. I think that he comes across really well just because he’s just himself.”

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