Bringing Up Bates

Bringing Up Bates

10 Seasons

When Gil and Kelly Jo Bates married in 1987, they didn't plan to have kids, but something changed over time; now they're parents to 19 children -- yes 19! When they range from toddler to 20-something and live under one roof, challenges abound, even for a tight-knit family like the Bates brood. Among those are the parents' strict rules, which include everyone's chores, watching little to no TV, and the girls wearing only dresses. Gil runs a tree service that employs some of his sons, while Kelly Jo stays home to make the meals and do the laundry, home schooling and other tasks. As the eldest child gets older, new issues -- including romance, careers and babies -- enter the picture.

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Bringing Up Bates
  • Six Years And Nine Seasons Later

    Episode 1

    TV-G. Celebrate six years and nine seasons of laughs and love with our favorite family!

  • New Horizons

    Episode 2

    TV-G. Spring is a time of new life and hope... and for the growing Bates brood itís no different. In this special weíll see new ventures, new love and celebratory moments for the Bates.

  • Season 10 Premiere: 1001 - He Or She, What Will The Baby Be?

    Episode 3

    TV-G. Josie's business is thriving, but she and Kelton deal with heartbreak after a miscarriage. Now that Michaella's almost a nurse, Kelly Jo leans on her for advice about her health.

  • 1002 - Smitten In The Smoky Mountains

    Episode 4

    TV-G. The Bates Sisters' Boutique purchases a storefront! Later a group heads to the Smoky Mountains for some outdoor birthday fun, but will a gem mining adventure reveal a surprise proposal?

  • 1003 - Nathan's New Romance and a Secret Birthday Bash

    Episode 5

    TV-G. To show her love on the eve of her surgery, the Bates kids throw Kelly Jo a surprise party! Later, Nathan has a heart to heart with Gil and Kelly Jo about his feelings for his new girlfriend.

  • 1004 - Tis the Season for Surprises

    Episode 6

    TV-G. Nathan invites his girlfriend to Tennessee for the holidays, and Katie dishes about her future with Travis. But this holiday celebration quickly turns into a triple gender reveal party!

  • 1005 - More Moms, More Babies, More Celebrating!

    Episode 7

    TV-G. This year, the Bates welcomed two new moms to the brood, not to mention several new babies! With never before seen footage, we’ll share those tender moments for the newest moms and latest babies.

  • 1006 - Home Sweet Home & Nathan's Love!

    Episode 8

    TV-G. It’s countdown to Baby #4 for Alyssa and John, as they discuss Alyssa’s delivery plan. Later, the Bates Sisters Boutique has a new workspace in downtown Rocky Top!

  • 1007 - A DIY Date and a Delivery Day

    Episode 9

    TV-G. Alyssa and John welcome Macy Jo into the world as proud grandparents Gil and Kelly Jo are on hand to meet grandbaby # 15! Later, Katie puts her makeup skills to the test on a bridal photo shoot.

  • 1008 - Lawson's New Love and the Boutique's New Digs!

    Episode 10

    TV-G. Now that Erin’s health is on the upswing, the Paines tackle renovating an old camper! Meanwhile, Whitney, Erin and Carlin move out of their old workspace and into their new downtown location!

  • 1009 - Two by Two, I Love You

    Episode 11

    TV-G. Bates Sisters Boutique holds their first photo shoot in their new space, and Nathan and Esther shop for engagement rings. Finally, the family gathers two by two for their most beloved holiday!

  • 1010 - The Webster's New Home & Nathan's Next Move

    Episode 12

    TV-G. Tori and Whitney meet up to swap baby clothes while their hubbies are in charge of cooking dinner! Later, Nathan returns to the jewelry store to purchase Esther's dream engagement ring.

  • 1011 - Never Before Seen on TV! - Summertime Special

    Episode 13

    TV-G. Savor the Summer season with never before seen moments along with some summertime classics as the Bates enjoy everything from whitewater rafting, camping, shuffleboard, cookouts and more!

  • Season 10 Finale: 1012 - Due Dates & An Engagement Getaway!

    Episode 14

    TV-G. With Whitney and Josie's due dates quickly approaching, they meet up to dish about motherhood and work on a craft project for their nurseries. While preparing for a flight lesson, Nathan tells Lawson that he's hoping to propose to Esther! With Nathan leaving the bachelor squad, will Lawson ...