Bringing Up Bates

Bringing Up Bates

9 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
  • 820 - Shall We Dance?

    Episode 1

    Kelton tries to tackle "diaper duty" while Katie works on her pilot's license. A group dance lesson proves tough for Gil, Kelly Jo, Carlin, Evan, Erin, and Chad.

  • 822 - Baby Mamas and Bridesmaids Drama

    Episode 2

    Whitney and Zach are ready to share some happy news; Carlin graduates college.

  • 823 - Home is Where the Heart Is!

    Episode 3

    Carlin and Evan get busy fixing up their future home; Michaella is anxious to settle into her house.

  • Season 8 Finale: 824 - A Wedding Worth the Wait

    Episode 4

    Carlin's fairytale wedding is just days away; emotions are running high and the clock is ticking.

  • 821 - New Beginnings

    Episode 5

    Erin, Whitney and Carlin team up to start an online store; the family throws a wedding shower.

  • Expecting: Whitney & Zach

    Episode 6

    In this special, share in the joy and witness all the heart-touching moments from Whitney & Zachís journey to parenthood ñ from the first sonograms and gender reveals to that moment they meet their child for the first time.

  • Expecting: Erin & Chad

    Episode 7

    In this special, share in the joy and witness all the heart-touching moments from Erin & Chadís journey to parenthood-from the first sonograms and gender reveals to that moment they meet their child for the first time.

  • Expecting: Alyssa & John

    Episode 8

    In this special, share in the joy and witness all the heart-touching moments from Alyssa & Johnís journey to parenthood-from the first sonograms and gender reveals to that moment they meet their child for the first time.

  • Expecting: Tori & Bobby

    Episode 9

    In this special, share in the joy and witness all the heart-touching moments from Tori & Bobbyís journey to parenthood-from the first sonograms and gender reveals to that moment they meet their child for the first time.