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Television's latest foray into polygamy looks different from what we've seen recently.

While series like "Sister Wives" and "My Five Wives" show polygamists as — sort of — everyday people, and a few television specials have examined the isolated and perverted world of Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Lifetime's "Escaping Polygamy" appears to land somewhere in the middle.

The show, which airs at 8 p.m. today in Utah, tells the story of three women who left the Kingston Group. That polygamous sect lives mostly on the Wasatch Front, dresses normally and has many profitable businesses. Yet there also have been examples of Kingston Group members treating women violently.

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