Bringing Up Bates

Bringing Up Bates

8 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
  • 801 - Ultrasounds, Wedding Vows & a Bride to Be?

    Episode 1

    Newly engaged Josie begins planning her fall wedding, Evan has an important question to ask Gil & Kelly Jo, Tori & Bobby get a 4D ultrasound for Baby Kade, and Zach & Whitney share an emptinoal vow renewal with her parents.

  • 802 - Big Apple Bride

    Episode 2

    Josie finds her dream wedding dress online…but the designer's showroom is in New York City. Now that Evan has permission to propose to Carlin, the couple breaks tradition to look at wedding rings together.

  • 803 - A Proposal to Plan & Wedding To-Do’s!

    Episode 3

    Evan begins planning his proposal to Carlin with the help of Erin & Kelly Jo. Josie fears rain after selecting an outdoor venue for the wedding. Erin and Chad support Zach & Whitney after learning of Whitney's miscarriage.

  • 804 - A Sweet Shower & a Surprise Switch!

    Episode 4

    Josie heads back to New York for a final dress fitting. Kelly Jo throws Josie a "Tea Party" themed shower. Evan moves full speed ahead with his proposal plan with a special surprise for Carlin.

  • 805 - The Maine Event

    Episode 5

    After surprisng Carlin at the recording studio, Evan whisks Carlin away for his fairytale propsal plan in picturesque Portland, Maine.

  • 806 - Bate & Switch

    Episode 6

    Josie & Kelton begin looking for an apartment for after they're married. Jackson buys a used truck, but quickly realizes a fixer upper is a "big project."

  • 807 - A Bride, A Groom and a Love That’s True!

    Episode 7

    It’s the next chapter in Josie and Kelton’s love story as the countdown to their wedding begins! It’s a dream come true but will an unexpected traffic jam put their wedding ceremony in jeopardy?

  • 808 - Newlyweds: Rookies vs. Pros

    Episode 8

    How well do you know your spouse? The older couples are pros while the newlyweds are still getting used to married life. It's "Pros" vs "Rookies" in this Bringing Up Bates special.

  • 809 - A Latte Love!

    Episode 9

    Josie & Kelton head out on their next romantic adventure together, a honeymoon in Asheville, NC! The rest of the family meets for Tori & Bobby's baby shower with some fun and fellowship.

  • 810 - A Wedding to Plan & Fun with the Fam!

    Episode 10

    Itís a family reunion when Michaela and Alyssa join Erin, Whitney, Kelly Jo and the grandbabies for some playtime and catching up at a childrenís museum.

  • 811 - Nashville Nursery Makeover

    Episode 11

    Tori & Bobby are counting down the days to baby Cade's arrival. The Bates head to Nasville to help decorate the nursery. Katie follows in Josie's footsteps and attends cosmetology school.

  • 812 - A Newlywed Nest & Trace Put to the Test

    Episode 12

    Josie & Kelton begin settling into their new apartment. Josie's friend Whitney helps her decorate the living room. Trace finishes his Sheriff's Deputy Officer training.

  • 813 - A Proposal to Remember & A Baby on the Way

    Episode 13

    Itís 5 years strong for Erin and Chad, so to celebrate their 5th anniversary, the happily married couple takes a romantic getaway to where Chad first proposed to his true love! They take a stroll down memory lane and enjoy a carriage ride for two and other sweet surprises! Meanwhile, since Toriís...

  • 814: Ready or Not, Baby Kade is on His Way!

    Episode 14

    To celebrate Zachís 30th birthday, the guys hit the road for some bonding time and fun in the mud! But in between four wheeling and skeet shooting, Gil gets news from Kelly Jo that baby Kade is on his way! As Tori works her way through intense labor pains, Kelly Jo and Bobby are by her side, but ...

  • 815 - It's a Boy & Maybe One More?

    Episode 15

    Itís a mad rush, as Gil, Erin, Carlin and Lawson attempt to make it to the hospital before Tori gives birth to baby Kade. After having contractions all day, Tori is ready to push! Bobby comforts Tori through her delivery and the couple shares an emotional moment together when baby Kade touches To...