Twenty-seven years ago Gil and Kelly Jo Bates tied the knot with no plans to have kids. Fast forward 19 kids later and this tight-knit family, seemingly too good to be true, has a tremendous bond but are far from perfect. As you will see, when you have a house full of 19 children, from ages two to 25, daily chaos is multiplied exponentially, but so are the joyful and poignant moments that life can bring.

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Premiere Date: Jan/1/2015

Genre: Family

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Bringing Up Bates season 8 episode 14

Season 8, Episode 14: Ready or Not, Baby Kade Is on His Way!

To celebrate Zach's birthday, the guys hit the road for some fun in the mud; between four wheeling and skeet shooting, Gil gets news that baby Kade is on his way; Kelly Jo and Bobby are by Tori's side, but the rest may not make it in time....

Air Date: Apr 04, 2019

Bringing Up Bates season 8 episode 15

Season 8, Episode 15: It's a Boy Maybe One More?

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. After having contractions all day, Tori is ready to push! Bobby comforts Tori through her delivery and the couple shares an em...

Air Date: Apr 11, 2019

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