TLC’s “Sister Wives,” a seven-part reality show about real-life Utah patriarch Kody Brown and his three (soon to be four) spouses, Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn — and their (gulp) 16 children — premiered this weekend.

And someone from the Sheriff’s Department in Lehi, Utah, where the family lives, must have tuned in — because the family is now being investigated by police for — duh — felony bigamy.

The charge is a third-degree felony in the state, although families are seldom investigated and the law is rarely enforced.

]]>tells People. Brown is nonplussed by the investigation. He and his wives say they will lead a lifestyle that they want, even if it means breaking away from tradition. They have already told their friends and employers, even their kids’ teachers, about their lifestyle. “We are disappointed in the announcement of an investigation, but when we decided to do this show, we knew there would be risks,” the Browns say in a statement released by TLC. “But for the sake of our family, and most importantly, our kids, we felt it was a risk worth taking.” What do you think? Should there be a law against polygamy? Follow Zap2it and Elizadish on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead