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

    Episode 1

    TV-G. 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

    TV-G. 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

    TV-G. 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

    TV-G. 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

    TV-G. 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

    TV-G. 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

    TV-G. 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

    TV-G. 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

    TV-G. 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

    TV-G. It'­s a family reunion when Michaela and Alyssa join Erin, Whitney, Kelly Jo and the grandbabies for some playtime and catching up at a children'­s museum.

  • 811 - Nashville Nursery Makeover

    Episode 11

    TV-G. 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

    TV-G. 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

    TV-G. As Erin and Chad celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary, they take a walk down memory lane during a romantic getaway; As Tori's due date gets nearer, the family meets up and discusses how to be in Nashville for the birth of Baby Kade.

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

    Episode 14

    TV-G. To celebrate Zach's 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...

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

    Episode 15

    TV-G. It'­s a mad rush, as Gil, Erin, Carlin and Lawson attempt to make it to the hospital before Tori gives birth to baby Kade.

  • Our Wedding Story: Whitney & Zach

    Episode 16

    TV-G. Whitney and Zach's touching vow renewal ceremony!

  • Our Wedding Story: Michaella & Brandon

    Episode 17

    TV-G. Follow Michaella and Brandon's endearing love story to a beautiful wedding ceremony.

  • Our Wedding Story: Tori & Bobby

    Episode 18

    TV-G. Touching moments from Tori and Bobby's romance-from a sweet courtship and unforgettable proposal.

  • Our Wedding Story: Josie & Kelton

    Episode 19

    TV-G. Relive Josie and Kelton's beautiful and endearing love story.

  • Our Proposal Story: Carlin & Evan

    Episode 20

    TV-G. See all the great moments that led to Evan and Carlin's big day.

  • 816 - A Very Medieval I Love You Day!

    Episode 21

    TV-G. The Bates crew gathers for a Chivalry themed party with food, games, and costumes.

  • 817 - A Blushing Bride to Be!

    Episode 22

    TV-G. Kelly Jo, Erin and Carlin head to Nashville to help Carlin with the #1 thing on her wedding to-do - find a wedding dress. Carlin tries on her dream gown; but will it still be the one when she realizes that it's slightly pink?

  • 818 - A Dance with Dad & a Wedding to Plan!

    Episode 23

    TV-G. Carlin has the perfect dress and thinks she may have found the perfect venue, but will the budget cause delays with securing the spot? Carlin convinces Gil to take ballroom dance lessons.

  • 819 - A Baby Grand Plan!

    Episode 24

    TV-G. Carlin has the perfect wedding venue, but needs to start nailing down all the details. Her dream dress finally arrives, but it's in desperate need of some major alterations.