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 13

Season 8, Episode 13: A Proposal to Remember a Baby on the Way

Erin and Chad celebrate their fifth anniversary; they take a stroll down memory lane during a romantic getaway; as Tori's due date approaches, the family meets up to discuss a tentative plan for heading to Nashville, Tenn., for the delivery....

Air Date: Mar 28, 2019

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

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